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Maulin Mountain Málainn A name in Irish
(Ir. Málainn, meaning obscure) Cork County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 621m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V71290 50530 This summit has been logged as climbed by 71 members. Recently by: mgtrose, IainT, Lauranna, markmjcampion, Wilderness, frankmc04, Martinpeak, jimgraham, PeakPaul, muddyboots, CaptainVertigo, melohara, peter1, Cobhclimber, cnolan
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Longitude: -9.862125, Latitude: 51.692997 , Easting: 71290, Northing: 50530 Prominence: 226m,   Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 471268 550597,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Maulin, 10 char: Maulin
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Misspelt Málaínn on Discovery map.   Maulin is the 252nd highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/240/
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Flattish top with views to bays north and south. .. by group   (Show all for Maulin)
 
Just a stone's throw from Hungry Hill. Or a short .. by dbloke   (Show all for Maulin)
 
Accessing the hills at Castletownbere via the Bea .. by three5four0   (Show all for Maulin)
 
Gruesome murders and royal graves...
by Conor74  19 Dec 2011
...the gruesome tale is recounted by Richard Mersey in his "The Hills of Cork and Kerry", who mentions a visit of John Puxley (the owner of the copper mines that employed so many in Beara) to the summit of Maulin. He thought he saw a cairn at the top until he got closer and realised it was the body of a "middleman" who had been murdered and displayed like a scarecrow, and whose eyes had been plucked out by crows. Sadly I can't find any more on this wonderfully gruesome tale online, nor is it clear to me what he means by "middleman" - I will see if the local libraries can shed any more light. The summit is now marked by one of the more attractive cairns, small but built with blocks of marble. I guess the mountains on this the Cork side of the border have a gruesome tale to match the story of the Rabach and his cave in the "Pocket" in Kerry, to the east.

The area is also the site of a famous grave. Owen Mór, King of Ireland in circa 120 AD had fought a battle on the peninsula and after he was nursed back to health he sailed for Spain. There he met and married the Beara, daughter of the King of Castille in Spain. He returned to the area with her, and a large army, and took her to Bear Island where he named the whole peninsula after her. She was buried in Ballard Commons, the large valley that separates Maulin and Knocknagree.

http://ringofbeara.wordpress.com/2009/01/10/princess-beara-unveiling-her-memorial-stone/ Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/240/comment/6647/
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What a Maulin .. by jackill   (Show all for Maulin)
 
Evelyn, reference your recent comment vis-a-vis r .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Maulin)
 
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