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Mullaghanattin Mountain Mullach an Aitinn A name in Irish
(Ir. Mullach an Aitinn [OSI], 'summit of the gorse') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 773m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V73872 77276 This summit has been logged as climbed by 184 members. Recently by: IainT, jacek22m, Martinpeak, hawkeye.john62, 21yearsgone, Wildrover, ericjones, jimgraham, melohara, tommccarthy, PeteBog, joemountain, ckilm, thomas_g, dodser
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Longitude: -9.834595, Latitude: 51.933814 , Easting: 73872, Northing: 77276 Prominence: 528m,   Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 473845 577335,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghnt, 10 char: Mlghntn
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Dubbed the Matterhorn of Kerry by Richard Mersey, Mullaghanattin stands proud above Ballaghbeama (Ir. Bealach Béime, 'way/pass of the notch'. Together with its neighbour Beann and their satellites, it forms a horseshoe ridge that confines a narrow glen known as the Pocket.   Mullaghanattin is the third highest mountain in the Dunkerron Mountains area and the 60th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: As seen from Beann NE
Striking, distinctive summit
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill, Colin Murphy,  20 Nov 2015
This high point of the Mullaghanattin Horseshoe. One approach is to park by the road at at Tooreennahone V747746 A, where the road forks. 100m before this point is a farm, where you should ask permission, but the farmer has previously been happy to grant this. Walk 100m along the track to the right before heading up the hillside to the east, which is steep in parts. If you want to do the summit in isolation, veer to the NE as you ascend to emerge somewhere on the long ridge of ups and downs that lead from the north of An Cnoc Riabach, around point V755 767 B. Turn NW for 1km. The terrain is grassy but firm, and a reasonably gentle slope until your turn west at V746 775 C, where it becomes very steep for most of the remaining 1km. The summit is on a small grassy area marked by a trig pillar.
Time to do a complete circuit including Beann and An Cnoc Riabhach 6 to 7 hours for reasonably experienced walkers.

Another, shorter route is from a point on the Ballaghbeama Gap road at point V757 780 D. Thge initial ascent is very steep. Ascend to the SW to point V755 767 B and continue as above.

It is also possible to reach Mullaghanattin from the vicinity of Cloon Lake. Be aware of the following:
Maurice Breen, who farms at the northern end of Cloon Lake in Co. Kerry has asked if walkers planning to ascend Mullaghanattin from that point could so by following the stream at V708783 E up the hill. Please do not ascend from the northern end of the lake (V709788 F), or the farm track at (V708785 G), as both these routes involve a number of fence crossings. Maurice has had problems in the past with damage to his fences, he is happy to have walkers on his land, as long as people act responsibly. Info via Mountaineering Ireland Nov 2015. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/4818/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: An amazing view
Rising above a sea of white
by wicklore  26 Feb 2012
On Saturday last, while hiking the Coumloughra Horseshoe, we were blessed with the most fabulous cloud inversion that was present for many hours of our walk. This photo shows Mullaghanattin to the SW poking through the clouds as visible from the summit of Caher West Top. It's views like this that can make you catch your breath and stun you into silence. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/6698/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mullaghanattin "The Matterhorn of Ireland" ... do you agree?
ahendroff on Mullaghanattin, 2008
by ahendroff  17 Apr 2008
29 Apr 2006. A day I'll never forget. Finished the walk under the moonlight after a full day's bagging Beann NE Top, Mullaghanattin, Beann , Beann South Top, Beann West Top, Finnararagh, Coomanassig and Coomura. Splendid walk. Splendid horseshoe around Cloon. One of its summits cast a spell on me, Mullaghanattin. No other mountain in Ireland is shaped like it. A perfect 3D triangle which HAS to be climbed in life. Savor the views from the top. It's one of the best you can ask for in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/3048/
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milo on Mullaghanattin, 2002
by milo  6 Nov 2002
A great day's walk from The Pocket ( E. Side )or as part of a long day round the Cloon Loughs. Walkers should avoid blocking agri-access when they park near the start of the former circuit. If going round it anti-clockwise please note the following from Catherine McMullin (Laune MC):
The descent to Derrenageer is wrongly shown on Sheet 78 and the farmer has problems from walkers descending incorrectly. The correct line of descent is via point 639 and on toward 381, continuing until you see a farm road heading downhill toward the N. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/199/
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keithkingston on Mullaghanattin, 2008
by keithkingston  17 Nov 2008
Climbed Mullaghanattan for the first time recently. Beautiful day - sunny, calm, and odd bits of low cloud making it all the more interesting. Parked at junction at 747 747 H as suggested in previous comment - enough room for 2-3 cars. I'm a bit perplexed at the high "challenge rating given for this mountain. I would class it as similar to Galtymore but a good deal less challenging than Carrauntoohil. Views are great though, and it's wild enough that there are no paths - which is nice. I didn't have any problem with locals (mentioned in previous comments) - actually got a few waves and smiles! (see previous comments by milo). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/3450/
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Ireland's last Wimbledon Winner
by Conor74  2 Feb 2011
Was Harold Segerson Mahony, whose family owned Dromore Castle in Templenoe, the area between here and Kenmare - the castle itself is in the woods by the sea, some miles south west of Mullaghanattin. He spent most of his youth in this area, and went on to win Wimbledon in 1896. He is widely accredited as being Ireland's last Wimbledon winner, though research has shown that he was actually born in Scotland and may be their only winner - at least until Mr Murray answers his fans prayers. He was romantically linked with the female tennis star of the time and 5 time Wimbledon winner Charlotte 'Lottie' Dodd. He won an Olympic silver medal for the same sport in 1900.

So apart from growing up in the shadow of the Dunkerrons, what's his link to this mountain? Well in 1905 his body was found at the side of the road in Ballaghbeama, the mountain pass to the east of Mullaghanattin. He had been out cycling and struck by a horse and cart, and by local accounts the owner was unjustly tried for murder and hung.

In a strange footnote, incredibly a previous Irish Wimbledon finalist, Vere St Leger Goold, who lost the 1879 decider, was the only major finalist convicted of murder, he killed a creditor in Monaco. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/6231/
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