Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any mountain area or any detail feature.
Detail Map Features
Showing 3 items:
Cuilcagh 665m, Benbeg 539m,
Tracks:
3180, 5km
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill or mountain
Videos
(none available)
Users Online:
DesHoulihan, CaptainVertigo
Guests online: 57
Recent Contributions

Ben Alder: Culra Bothy is closed due to asbestos problem

Cuilkillew: Another Route.

Lake District: Helvellyn, Up Striding and down Swirral Edges

Lake District: Scafell & Scafell Pike

Knockaglana: Trespecers Beware.

Fei Sheehy Challenge 2016

Tonelagee: Unusual view

Kungsleden trail from Saltoluokta to Kvikkjokk

Lugnaquilla: How's Your Concentration?

Croagh Patrick 10/09/2016

Pic du Midi d'Ossau

Bouleevin: "Smelly Goat Hill"?

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
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
Rating graphic.
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 306 members. Recently by: Turlo143, 21yearsgone, declanohagan, Wildcat, Reeks2011, peter1, lw24, dillonkdy, aidand, paddyobpc, MichaelG55, david bourke, kitchen, Cobhclimber, maryt
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/165/
COMMENTS for Cuilcagh << Prev page 1 2 3 4 .. 6 Next page >>
The impressive cliffs on the north (climbed in su .. by rowanseymour   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
The approach from the south .. by MadFrankie   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
Cuilcagh marks the border between the Republic an .. by csd   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
In answer to robocaver's query re plaque on Cuilc .. by absalon   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cuilcagh in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: The boulder pile
 
A tilt at Tiltinbane
by Alaskan  12 Jun 2010
The name was enigmatic - Tiltinbane. I thought I’d go see what it looked like so I drove to the north side of Cuilcagh and hiked up the Legnabrocky trail. It was a pleasantly gloomy day with a few solar amoebas scampering about playfully, or they did for a while until their parents called them home, leaving me to ascend with just the pleasantly gloomy for company. Shortly before the steep part, I hopped over to Lough Atona, walked along its edge, then tried to see how many thinly-covered holes I could find with my legs in the monster boulder piles that infest the slopes below the cliffs. Finding more than I liked, I began looking for an escape route through the capping cliffs. It was the sheep that finally showed me that Cuilcagh’s cliffs were not as impregnable as they appeared. Reaching the infinitely-long summit ridge that stretches from Tiltinbane to Cuilcagh, I began hiking along the cliff’s edge. - only to be blocked by a series of gaping fissures. It seems that the quartzite cliffs atop the ridge have developed an intense desire to join their cousins, the boulders, down below and are busily breaking away from mother earth. The red fox liked the many dark holes in the crevice bottom, however. Extricating myself from the network of fissures, I soon found myself on the summit of Tiltinbane. A conveniently eroded rock provided me with a seat at its apex where I could contemplate the enigma of Tiltinbane - why does such an innocuous lump at the end of a long ridge even have a name? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/165/comment/5872/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Taking The Dreaded Boardwalk .. by Aidy   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
COMMENTS for Cuilcagh << Prev page 1 2 3 4 .. 6 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Cuilcagh.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here