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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 109 members. Recently by: IainT, melohara, jacek22m, tommccarthy, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, ckilm, Krumel, hivisibility, tsheehy, muddyboots, shaunkelly, omurchu, skhg, millsd1
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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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Walking In The Clouds .. by paulocon   (Show all for Boughil)
Did a circular walk starting at Barfinnity Lough .. by cemalina   (Show all for Boughil)
As a prelude to Tomies and Purple I had a lovely .. by oldsoldier   (Show all for Boughil)
ONATOP ABOVE MOLL .. by sandman   (Show all for Boughil)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Boughil in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
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eric on Boughil, 2006
by eric  10 Jan 2006
This photograph was taken south of the of main Sneem to Killarney road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/2138/
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Lung Bursting Ascent .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Boughil)
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