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Mothaillín Mountain (Ir. Mothaillín [OSI - 1:25,000], 'little tufted hill') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 506m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V85246 80506 This summit has been logged as climbed by 25 members. Recently by: Onzy, PeakPaul, hivisibility, Wilderness, eoghancarton, Colin Murphy, CaptainVertigo, chalky, ciarraioch, mountainmike, dmc, simoburn, mirec82, omurchu, Cobhclimber
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Longitude: -9.670326, Latitude: 51.965309 , Easting: 85246, Northing: 80506 Prominence: 92m,   Isolation: 1.7km
ITM: 485221 580566,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mthlín, 10 char: Mothaillín
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Mothaillín is the 550th highest summit in Ireland. Mothaillín is the second most northerly summit in the Dunkerron Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mothaillín in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Loch Uachtarach from summit.
 
Untracked hard ascents for superb views.
Short Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy,  30 Sep 2015
There is parking for a couple of cars at V 849 817 A. Cross the gate into some woodland and proceed along a short track (paved with concrete slabs) into a grassy field. Head SSE, making sure to avoid drifting towards the almost impassable rhododendron bushes to the right. As you ascend the terrain becomes a mixture of long grass and boulders. The slope is steep and some scrambling and zig-zagging is required. Slope eases at around 300m or point V855 815 B, where you should veer SSW. The final 100m ascent is also steep and requires further navigation around rocky outcrops, although all quite doable.

Alternatively from the south start from the T junction at V839786 C Walk NW of this beside Cummeralooderry stream until you gain the flattish ground where the stream turns left (West) at around say V836794 D. Then head for the summit. Don't go up or down beside the lower parts of the Glasheengarriff stream because the way is covered in high rushes, with water and rock in the cracks.

The summit is quite defined, marked by a small grassy mound rising above the rocks and topped by a small pile of stones. 1.5 hours to summit by either route. Allow an hour for descent, which is tricky given the many rocky obstacles. Spectacular views, particularly to the east and north. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/442/comment/5201/
 
Carnivorous Plants Abound .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Mothaillín)
 
One way of reaching the summit is to start from t .. by simon3   (Show all for Mothaillín)
 
Low November sun shows the summit, taken from the .. by simon3   (Show all for Mothaillín)
 
The ridge from Mothaillín to Knocknabreeda and be .. by simon3   (Show all for Mothaillín)
 
Summit area as seen from Crossderry. .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Mothaillín)
 
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