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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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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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I set out to climb Boughil on a cold December day .. by jackill   (Show all for Boughil)
Ah, the novelty of daylight past 10pm. Hopped in .. by SDillmore   (Show all for Boughil)
First of a chain of 4 summits extending west to K .. by milo   (Show all for Boughil)
Blimey Boughil puts up a good fight! It may be sm .. by dbloke   (Show all for Boughil)
Just to show ye that it can be sunny up there too .. by Conor74   (Show all for Boughil)
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