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Boughil Mountain Buachaill Finnleithid A name in Irish
(Ir. Buachaill Finnleithid [OSI], 'cowherd of Finlehid') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 631m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V84191 76497 This summit has been logged as climbed by 110 members. Recently by: Wildrover, IainT, melohara, jacek22m, tommccarthy, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, ckilm, Krumel, hivisibility, tsheehy, muddyboots, shaunkelly, omurchu, skhg
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Longitude: -9.684318, Latitude: 51.929077 , Easting: 84191, Northing: 76497 Prominence: 86m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 484166 576558,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bghl, 10 char: Boughil
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

The mountain is described in c. 1750 by the anonymous author of 'A History of Kerry' (Royal Irish Academy MS 24K43) as Sliavfionleahid, a spacious good mountain in the barony of Dunkieron but more remarkable for the report of having a cowboy or herd on it that never eats, drinks or sleeps, but still found standing, taking a view of the numerous flocks of cattle on said mountain. This is in truth but a stone standing of an end on a place from which there is a full prospect of the rest of said mountain, and att a distance seems to some going by, to be a man, as being much of that shape and size, and is called Buachaill Finnleithid, meaning the aforesaid herd (quoted in TH iv, 29, see also 31). Derreenfinlehid is a townland on the road from Moll’s Gap to Sneem. Kerry’s Buachaill has a number of Irish companions and at least two Scottish ones in Glen Coe, the well-known peaks Buachaille Etive Mòr and Buachaille Etive Beag.   Boughil is the 234th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Boughil in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Barfinnihy Lough and Boughil from the east.
 
East end of group of four with classic coum and lough.
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill,  1 Nov 2012
Park the car at Barfinnihy Lough where there is quite a large lay by V 851 768 A , room for 10 cars.
Cross the fence at the northern end of the lough and climb up the steep, rocky mountainside handrailing a sheepwire fence to your left which runs all the way to the top
The summit is marked by a small cairn with some wooden posts. The fence continues
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Boughil in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The summit in snow
jackill on Boughil, 2006
by jackill  2 Feb 2006
I set out to climb Boughil on a cold December day just after Christmas.
It looked like an easy enough challenge to walk over the ridge as far as
Knockomena and return by the same route.
When I arrived at Molls Gap however the entire area was covered in about a foot of fresh snow
with the mountaintops covered over in thick cloud.
I parked the car at Barfinnihy Lough where there is quite a large lay by V 851 768.
I hopped the fence at the northern end of the lough and started the climb up the steep, rocky mountainside.
It was hard going, made all the harder by the snow and the fact that the ground was wet rather than frozen underneath.
At the 450 meter level visibility was reduced to 30 meters and I was certainly glad of my GPS unit.
As I approached the summit the slope lost some of the severe steepness, which was a welcome break indeed.
The summit is marked by a small cairn with some wooden posts. The fence visible in the photo runs all the way
from the lake to the summit and then on to Cnoc Na Capall
It can be followed all the way with a few short detours to avoid the worst of the rocky slopes.
I walked as far as the even smaller summit cairn of Cnoc na Capall before deciding to call
it a day due to the weather and returned to the car by the same route. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/2150/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Boughil in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View of Boughil from east
 
SDillmore on Boughil, 2005
by SDillmore  26 May 2005
Ah, the novelty of daylight past 10pm. Hopped in the car after work, and made the 90 minute schlep to Kerry. Left car at the park in Molls Gap (861 775 B), and followed R569 westward for about a km, then briefly took the tertiary road to a bend at 850 772 C. Then, a straight shot up the NE face of Boughil. It's steep, and the ground is a bit soft after rain, but otherwise a nice walk over grassy slopes. Pic below shows Boughil from the fork in the road. Way up is off to the right of the photo border. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/1718/
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milo on Boughil, 2004
by milo  6 Jan 2004
First of a chain of 4 summits extending west to Knocklomena. Boughil looks well from near Moll's Gap. This area would be more popular if not overshadowed by steeper peaks such as Mullaghanattin and the Reeks. A circuit of the ridge from the forest entrance SW of Boughil on the Sneem to Killarney road takes about 6 hours if Knocklomena is included or 4 1/2 without. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/802/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Boughil in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: "Just" follow the fence...
dbloke on Boughil, 2009
by dbloke  16 Feb 2009
Blimey Boughil puts up a good fight! It may be small, but like Peakeen it's very rocky. Except unlike Peakeen it's steeper and rockier. And at this time of year the rocks are wet and slippery. If Peakeen and Boughil were ski slopes, Peakeen would be a nice blue whereas Boughil would be a nasty ungroomed red. There's also a lot of fence hopping involved to get to the top and then over to Cnoc na gCapall. If you come back the same way you have to hop them all again. On a dry day you could have hours of fun finding scrambling routes up here. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/3594/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Boughil in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from top of Boughil
 
Conor74 on Boughil, 2009
by Conor74  14 Apr 2009
Just to show ye that it can be sunny up there too! Taken in April 2009, looking from summit back towards Gap of Dunloe, Purple Mountain and Shehy Mountain Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/3716/
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