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Breifne Area   Cuilcagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 665m
Maximum height for area: 665 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres,

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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
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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 164th highest in Ireland. Cuilcagh is the highest point in county Cavan and also the highest in Fermanagh.

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Ascent from Gortlughany Car Park .. by Djouce   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
On 3 June, my wife and I hiked up Cuillcagh using .. by Alaskan   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
Took the most straightforward route to the top fr .. by murphysw   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cuilcagh in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: Landslide
 
Braving the landslide!
by AdrianneB  11 Apr 2011
Walked the Northern waymarked route on Sunday 10th April 2011, took my chances with the landslide. As you can see from the photo it's not too bad, although the day I was there we hadn't had rain for a good few days. There were far boggier/difficult to negotiate spots further up the mountain. In fact my feet were wet for quiet a lot of the walk, but didn't get wet crossing the section that had lost it's bridge, use the grass humocks to the left of where the bridge used to be in the picture. Did the return trip in 2 hours 45, although I did jog the last 4 km which is on the gravel track back to the car. It's a great walk, unfortunately there was a bit too much mist to enjoy the views. But be prepared to have very wet feet. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/165/comment/6301/
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Any guide book or description of Cuilcagh I've se .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
Ascent from Bellavally Gap .. by bsheils   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
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