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Hungry Hill Mountain Cnoc Daod A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Daod [OSI] or Daod [T6000], 'hill of the tooth/set of
teeth'))
Cork County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 685m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V76088 49726 This place has been logged as visited by 283 members. Recently by: jasonmc, Daingean, Deise-Man, PaulNolan, Westcountrygirl, ilenia, marymac, Martinpeak, Krumel, tsheehy, msammon, Juanita, odonovansf, johncromie, timmyc
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Longitude: -9.792407, Latitude: 51.68698 , Easting: 76088, Northing: 49726 Prominence: 400m,  Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 476071 549807,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HngrHl, 10 char: Hungry Hil
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Hungry Hill is the title of a novel by Daphne du Maurier based on the story of the family of her friend, Christopher Puxley, whose family acquired Dunboy Castle and its lands after the defeat of Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare. The copper mines located on the hill in the novel are in reality further west near Allihies. The second element of the Irish name, Cnoc Daod, has long been regarded as obscure, but it is probably simply a dialectal variant of déad meaning ‘tooth’, ‘jaw’ or ‘set of teeth’. A family living at the foot of the hill are known locally as the Bun Daods.   Hungry Hill is the highest mountain in the Caha Mountains area and the 135th highest in Ireland. Hungry Hill is the second most southerly summit in the Caha Mountains area. Hungry Hill is the third highest point in county Cork.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hungry Hill in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ascending the SE ridge, Hungry hill.
 
A super hill..
by scannerman  8 Jul 2016
Climbed Hungry Hill on Tuesday 5th of July last.

What a super mountain.Steep and rocky with some stunning vistas. A mixture of walking, scrambling, balancing on rock steps, avoiding sheer walls but defeating and being defeated by some challenging gullies.

We did most of it in a thick mist accompanied by light rain which enveloped the mountain as we ascended the SE ridge. We had planned the SW ridge but it looked too exposed with the weather coming in.

Interesting to find such a boggy top considering the rocky profile but the long slog to the summit trig in a complete fog-out was'nt fun.

Going down was however. The mist grew thicker to the point of 5m visibility and the ground became very steep. We had gone off route and were descending the south face. Some very exposed cliff loomed out of the fog so rather than climb back up to gain the ridge we traversed SW along the face until easier ground found us safe passage off the hill. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/18593/
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milo on Hungry Hill, 2002
by milo  2 Aug 2002
Splendid ascent from Bantry Bay or Glanmore Lake. Even from Tim Healy pass it's pretty good. View over Castletownbeare Harbour is exceptional. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/59/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hungry Hill in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Nice "Bouldering" Site
dwrenne on Hungry Hill, 2007
by dwrenne  21 Aug 2007
Climbed 19/08/2007. A nice morning with a forecast for rain coming from the North west later, so I started at 9:30 from the main road. I couldn't find it at first as I was looking for the Rossmackowen Bridge but the road has been widened, so the original bridge is in on the right, just about where the mountain looks like it should be climbed from. I walked up the lane for a about a 1 KM and came to Tara cottage and the steel gate. From there I followed the track to the left until I came under the mountain proper and the path seemed to head in the wrong direction towards the small hut. At that point I headed straight up a gully to the right and some steep scrambling, stopping for a wheeze every 20 meters or so. After an hour the first cairn comes into view and then I was up. Had a snickers and then headed for the larger southerly cairn. It looks like someone has put quartz rocks every 10 meters or so along the path which looks like something from Hansel and Gretel.
The decent is quite steep but is well signed with yellow paint on rocks. Once the flatter area is reached you are nearly at the lake. At that point there looks like some great bouldering country as the photo shows, with 7-10 meters climbs and access to the top for a rope. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/2798/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hungry Hill in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The saw-toothed SW ridge of Hungry Hill seen from the coast road near Rossmackowen
 
pdtempan on Hungry Hill, 2009
by pdtempan  22 Mar 2009
The ridge described by lewvalton in his contribution on this page is seen here in profile from the main Adrigole-Castletownbere road, a couple of km E of Rossmackowen. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/3663/
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Picture: Vista from the South Top
A special "Pet-Day"
by jlk  19 Mar 2012
A clear spectacular day. March 18th 2012. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/6720/
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Picture: Coomadavallig Lake Hungry Hill
 
Caha High Point
by davsheen  1 Jan 2017
View across Coomadaallig Lake and clliffs on the descend from Hungry Hill in the Caha mountains. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/18755/
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