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Mullaghnarakill Mountain (prob. Ir. Mullach na ? [PDT] , 'summit of the [obscure element]') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 665m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V60084 85056 This summit has been logged as climbed by 91 members. Recently by: IainT, peter1, eryri, tommccarthy, hivisibility, PeakPaul, hillwalker, melohara, bossyboots, mountainmike, IncaHoots, jimgraham, oldsoldier, crankechick, DenisMc
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Longitude: -10.038013, Latitude: 52.000397 , Easting: 60084, Northing: 85056 Prominence: 90m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 460066 585113,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghnr, 10 char: Mlghnrkl
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

The sharp ridge which climbs to Mullaghnarakill between Coomaglaslaw and Coomnacronia provides one of the most challenging walks in the Glenbeigh Horseshoe area. The lower part of this ridge is known locally as Drom an Bháid or Bottom of the Boat, from its resemblance to an upturned keel.   Mullaghnarakill is the 169th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghnarakill in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Ascending the north east ridge
Stunning Ridge to the North East
Short Summary created by Onzy,  29 May 2014
Mullaghnarakill is normally experienced as a small rise on the main ridge of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe walk. However, to its north-east, a spectacular ridge rises to the summit between the coums of Coomnacronia and Coomaglaslaw. Though this ridge can be easily ascended, descent would be difficult. The ridge is narrow and exposed on both sides, however the footing is good and hands need to be used only at a couple of points. Views into both coums are spectacular.

A number of routes can take in Mullaghnarakill. The main Glenbeigh Horseshow taking in the entire ridge from Macklaun to Drung Hill is the most obvious. Perhaps the best starting point for the complete circuit is around V64812 86761 A - it should take 7-8 hours. Another possible circuit is that of Coomnacronia, which involves ascending the north-east ridge directly to Mullaghnarakill and taking in Been Hill, Beenmore and Drung Hill. A good starting point for this would be at the bridge at V62202 87010 B - about 4.5 hours. A further possibility from the same starting point would be to ascend directly to Keamconneragh and to make a circuit around both Coomaglaslaw and Coomnacronia taking in from Keamconneragh to Drung Hill - about 6 hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/4924/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghnarakill in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Kerry sea, hill and sheep.
simon3 on Mullaghnarakill, 2005
by simon3  23 Aug 2005
If you go west from the top, the view SW becomes another Kerry classic. The inlet nearest to us is part of Valencia River with Cahersiveen on the left side at the narrower part before the water widens. On the skyline is the magnificently named Geokaun (266m) to the right and the further summit is Foiltagarriff, 11km away. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/1907/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghnarakill in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Tricky NE Approach
North East ridge
by Onzy  30 Sep 2013
Followed the route as described by Sbender on this page, up the NE spur to Mullaghnarakill, then over Been Hill, Beenmore and Drung Hill.

The spur is the highlight of the route, narrow, challenging and slow, but not particularly technical, a scramble which is tricky in parts, but which is very satisfying to complete. Approaching from the valley, there is one false top, after which the ascent becomes progressively steeper, with hands needing to be used more as you rise.

Route recorded in track 2343. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/15201/
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pdtempan on Mullaghnarakill, 2009
by pdtempan  24 Jun 2009
I climbed this peak about 5 years ago with a couple of friends by the obvious ridge coming from the NE which rises up between the lakes of Coomnacronia and Coomaglaslaw and makes straight for the summit. I mustn't have had my camera with me that day, as the scenery was very dramatic and the weather fine, but I've no pics to show for it. I notice that nobody has commented on this route on this page. I guess a lot of people do this peak as part of a longer walk taking in many or all of the peaks on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe, but I'm surely not the only one who has spotted this striking ridge and felt compelled to take up the challenge. pdonnelly points out that a short, sharp circuit of Coomaglaslaw is also a possibility, and one I would throughly recommend. Your best bet is to do the tougher ridge up to Mullaghnarakill on the way up, and then to descend via the airy but easy arete (called Keamconneragh) to Coomreagh, finishing in Coomasaharn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/3883/
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sbender on Mullaghnarakill, 2009
by sbender  11 Oct 2009
Climbed Mullaghnarakill today via the NE spur as described by pdtempan. I spotted this ridge last week when I did the Coomasaharn HS and just had to do it!! Unfortunately the weather wasn't great for it, visibility was down to 50m. So, I don't have any pictures either.
the best access is via the track just after the bridge V 622 870 C, it splits after a short bit, just stay left. This will bring you right to the nose of the spur. It is a nice easy scramble with dramatic drops on both sides (which I couldn't really see). After you reach the summit, you can take Beenhill, Beenmore and Drung Hill. Descent E-SE to bring you back to the bridge. There is parking for only a few cars near the bridge and the road is very narrow. I will have to go back one day when the weather is better, so I can see the views. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/4199/
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pdonnelly on Mullaghnarakill, 2005
by pdonnelly  29 Mar 2005
Mullaghnarakill can be climbed as part of the wider Glenbeigh horseshoe or more interestingly as a part of a shorter circuit around Coomaglaslaw lake . The summit is dome shaped with a boulder strewn top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/1608/
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