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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 106 members. Recently by: tommccarthy, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, ckilm, Krumel, hivisibility, tsheehy, muddyboots, shaunkelly, omurchu, skhg, millsd1, chalky, dmc, hugh_oc
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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: Squall over Moll's Gap from Boughil
 
Walking In The Clouds
by paulocon  10 Aug 2011
I didn't know it at the time but this was my first walk in over 7 months. Holidaying in the area, I picked Boughil as an easy walk to break myself back into it. Navigationally, it's as easy as it comes - simply follow the fence at the Northern end of Barfinny Lough all the way to the summit. You may need to cross the fence a couple of times unless you fancy a scramble. After the initial short stretch, the going quickly gets quite tough with steep ground in places.


Cloud had engulfed the summit by the time I reached it and with firm commitments in place to be back early morning to take our three-year old to the playground in Kenmare, I decided against crossing to Cnoc na gCapall.


Weird experience on the way down where unusual cloud-cover provided 'peep-holes' across the surrounding landscape. It really felt like I was walking in the clouds - a pretty unnerving feeling. Typically, the views opened up completely as I got back below the summit - the joys of the Irish Hills!

Will upload a few pics when I get them off the camera. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/6471/
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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)
 
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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