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Breifne Area   Cuilcagh Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 665 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A For all tops   Highest summit: Cuilcagh, 665m
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Cuilcagh Mountain Binn Chuilceach A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Chuilceach [DUPN], 'chalky peak') County Highpoint of Cavan & Fermanagh, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal Bedrock

Height: 665m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: H12356 28017 This summit has been logged as climbed by 310 members. Recently by: doopa, Franky, IainT, Lauranna, Turlo143, 21yearsgone, declanohagan, Wildcat, Reeks2011, peter1, lw24, dillonkdy, aidand, paddyobpc, MichaelG55
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Longitude: -7.811428, Latitude: 54.201026 , Easting: 212356, Northing: 328017 Prominence: 570m,   Isolation: 2.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 612303 828028,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Clcgh, 10 char: Cuilcagh
Bedrock type: Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal, (Lackagh Sandstone Formation)

Cuilcagh lies on the Shannon-Erne watershed. The Shannon rises on the north-western slopes of Cuilcagh at Shannon Pot, a steep-sided pool where the underground river emerges. Strictly speaking, there are streams a mile or two further uphill. Originating in Ulster, the Shannon’s journey through this province lasts less than ten miles, before it enters Connacht. It forms the boundary between Connacht and Leinster for much of its length, and ultimately meets the sea in the province of Munster. Thus it is both a boundary and a link between all four provinces of Ireland. In fact, it even formed the western boundary of the ancient fifth province of Meath. Around Cuilcagh there is a belief concerning the ‘Northern Shannon’, an underground river that supposedly connects the waters at Shannon Pot to the River Claddagh, which emerges at Marble Arch Caves and then flows into the Erne. If Cuilceach genuinely is a variant of cailceach, 'chalky', the name is rather puzzling, as the mountain consists predominantly of sandstone and shale, covered with much bog and heather. Where the rock does outcrop, as at the summit cliffs, it is mainly grey. However, it is possible that the name refers to the limestone rock on the lower northern flanks. Here a number of streams disappear below ground at swallow holes named Cats Hole, Pollawaddy, Pollasumera and Polliniska, all forming part of the Marble Arch cave system. If so, the name would mean 'calcareous' rather than 'chalky'.   Cuilcagh is the highest mountain in the Breifne area and the 170th highest in Ireland. Cuilcagh is the highest point in county Cavan and also the highest in Fermanagh.

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A southern view of Cuilcagh ridge taken from The .. by walker_hollick   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
Staircase to heaven/hell? .. by Heathcliff   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
Climbed Cuilcagh Yesterday and It was one of the .. by mcna   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
Parked at a park in Gortalughany townland (H16830 .. by thisbliss   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
kevin dockery on Cuilcagh, 2009
by kevin dockery  26 May 2009
On Sat. May 23th 2009 a group of 20 made their annual trip to Cuilcagh which is organised by an intrepid veteran hillwalker. As soon as we started the walk at Bellavally Gap it started to rain heavily and heavy mist shrouded the mountain. The wind gathered strength as height was gained. This ensured a miserable trek to the summit. The plan was to continue onto Tiltinbane but it was decided to shorten the walk. After a quick snack on the summit we retraced our route back to the Gap. Some of walkers were suffering from the effects of the atrocious weather conditions. I've never experienced such awful conditions in my 74 visits to Cuilcagh.Just before we finished the walk, the rain and mist cleared. Better luck next time with the weather. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/165/comment/3786/
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Ascent from Gortlughany Car Park .. by Djouce   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
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