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Dingle West Area
Maximum height for area: 516 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 461 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 70 For all tops   Highest summit: Mount Eagle, 516m
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Mount Eagle Mountain Sliabh an Iolair A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Iolair [OSI], 'mountain of the eagle') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 516m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: V33466 98949 This summit has been logged as climbed by 157 members. Recently by: mars, JohnAshton, liz50, Balor, Cobhclimber, Maurice-N, Wilderness, David-Guenot, Onzy, ruaidhri, shaunkelly, comsean, sandilandsn, eamonoc, chalky
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Longitude: -10.432065, Latitude: 52.117835 , Easting: 33466, Northing: 98949 Prominence: 461m,   Isolation: 3.5km
ITM: 433451 599007,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MntEgl, 10 char: MntEgl
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)

Mount Eagle is the final up-thrust of the Dingle Peninsula, its seaward flanks descending steeply to Slea Head and Dunmore Head (the most westerly point of the Irish mainland), but the islands of the Great Blasket, Inishnabro and Inishvickillane are the partly submerged continuation of the same mountain range. Mount Eagle Lough nestles high in a hollow on the eastern flank. Along the southern slopes in the townlands of Fahan and Glenfahan are the promontory fort of Dunbeg and the remains of a monastic settlement consisting of beehive huts. By comparison, the featureless summit holds little interest except for the spectacular view of West Kerry's Atlantic coast.   Sliabh an Iolair is the highest mountain in the Dingle West area and the 515th highest in Ireland.

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Surprising Weather in Dingle
by three5four0  29 Aug 2011
To say Easter weather this year (2011) was unusual, is a bit of an understatement. It has proved to have been our summer with temperatures hitting 28/29 for several days in a row. August on the other hand more resembled autumn!

Here on Mt Eagle with the Great Blasket Island in the background, we all came kitted out in Paramo, expecting the usual sleet, mist and rain of Easters past. Not the positively Mediterranean weather we got. However, 3 weeks later I was camping in snow in Scotland!

Needless to say our Traverse of the hill from Ventry Harbour car park, to Slea Head and the Dingle Way back round to Ventry was superb. With only the small redirected section of the Dingle Way, along the Slea Head road, spoiling it slightly.

That section needs sorted, as the tour buses going along that road will eventually wipe out a couple of walkers there. If you find yourself getting pinned to the hedges here by fast moving and inconsiderate traffic, Carry your walking sticks in your hand, as the sight of a sharp pointy object tends to make the most severe road hog move out. Not out of consideration for you, you understand, but out of consideration for his cars gleaming paint work! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/419/comment/6496/
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