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The Hill of Mael Hill The Hill of Moat A name in English
Westmeath County, in Binnion List, Undifferentiated limestone Bedrock

Height: 241m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 41 Grid Reference: N45452 76396 This summit has been logged as climbed by 14 members. Recently by: Philewis, bryanmccabe, jackill, conormcbandon, Trailtrekker, Colinandnessie, chalky, k_mcdermott, eamonoc, paddyhillsbagger, sandman, Fergalh, melohara, wicklore
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Longitude: -7.312027, Latitude: 53.735383 , Easting: 245452, Northing: 276396 Prominence: 133m,   Isolation: 3.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 645391 776412,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThHlfM, 10 char: ThHlfMl
Bedrock type: Undifferentiated limestone, (Visean Limestones (undifferentiated))

The Hill of Mael is the 1290th highest summit in Ireland. The Hill of Mael is the second highest point in county Westmeath.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Hill of Mael in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Approach to The Hill of Moat
A typical Binnion.
by paddyhillsbagger  16 Mar 2014
The Hill of Moat encapsulates all that can be found in Binnion bagging; fences, electric and barbed, dense gorse, direction losing forestry, cow churned ground, no paths. Surprisingly these obstacles are in small doses and by carefully sticking to as many forest roads and tracks as possible (even if they take you on a rather circuitous route) then it's easy enough to reach the top and be rewarded by a trig point and fine views. On my walk I also encountered Shellduck and Wigeon in turloughs near the farm, a pair of bright Redpoll in the woods, singing Skylark and Meadow Pipit on the slopes and a solitary Red Grouse at the top. Spring is definitely in the bird song! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1226/comment/15923/
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Unusually named hills with great views.
by Fergalh  1 Mar 2014
Take the Finea road out of Castlepollard, Take the third turn right (N45749 73437 A), proceed through crossroads just after last house park on the right (N45762 75540 B) where there is some space. Walk to gate on track and cross gate. Just before forest barrier turn right and proceed through forest that is being felled whilst keeping remains of overgrown boreen on your left. Eventually you will come to field, cross field to fence here is a gap in the gorse. Head up hill here until you come to another fence. Cross through gap in fence and the trig pillar is at the top of the hill. Great views can be had here on way back if you have time cross barrier and proceed through forest to the top of the rock of curry also nice views from here.

Always ask landowner permission to cross land, never ever damage fences and beware of livestock. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1226/comment/15855/
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Perhaps best approached from the north west
by melohara  4 May 2014
Perhaps best approached from the north west via the lane that begins on Castletown road at N 44347 77216 C (Whitegate). Also known as The Hill of Mael on some OSI maps. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1226/comment/16051/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Hill of Mael in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Hill of Mael trig pillar, view north to Lough Sheelin
Westmeath's unappreciated diversity
by bryanmccabe  28 Mar 2016
I quote from a report (1972) by Roger Goodwillie of An Foras Forbartha (the link to the PDF is provided at the end of this comment): "Westmeath is one of the more diverse counties in the midlands. A look at the geological map might lead one to suppose that the monotonous sheets of Carboniferous limestone are reflected by a similar monotony in the flora and fauna, but in fact the combination of shallow lakes (e.g. Coosan Lough), glacial eskers (Long Hill), bogs (near the Meath border), exposed rock (Rock of Curry), seasonally flooded land (River Shannon below Athlone), fens (L. Iron) and natural woodland (Lough Ree shores) makes the county of exceptional scientific interest".

The document reports on a number of areas of scientific interest in the county, and covers the Hill of Mael and the Rock of Curry on page 62.

From the summit, the views are extensive: Dublin/Wicklow mountains, Slieve Bloom mountains, Slieve an Iarainn and Cuilcagh, as well as the Cooleys. It is a better vantage point than it's afforested higher neighbour and county-top Mullaghmeen.

Finally, MV might consider renaming this peak - it is known as The Hill of Mael locally (I am from the area) and I've never heard it referred to as the Hill of Moat.

http://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/publications/pdf/Goodwillie_1972_ASI_Westmeath-1.pdf Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1226/comment/18474/
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