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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
Place visited by 116 members. Recently by: Martinpeak, Juanita, jimgraham, peter1, eamonoc, elin, Wildrover, IainT, melohara, jacek22m, tommccarthy, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, ckilm, Krumel
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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 233rd highest place in Ireland.

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Walking In The Clouds .. by paulocon   (Show all for Boughil)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Boughil in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
 
cemalina on Boughil, 2010
by cemalina  22 Feb 2010
Did a circular walk starting at Barfinnity Lough around by Boughil rock onto Boughil & back to the small car park by Barfinnity Lough yesterday. Its a nice climb up from the path by Boughil rock. The snow was wonderful & weather brilliant. If you fancy a great relaxing climb & brilliant views then this walk excels Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/4421/
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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)
 
This photograph was taken south of the of main Sn .. by eric   (Show all for Boughil)
 
Lung Bursting Ascent .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Boughil)
 
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