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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 place has been logged as visited by 190 members. Recently by: Juanita, PeakPaul, Hadleigh, mallowman, oldpragmatist, rogers, IainT, jacek22m, Martinpeak, hawkeye.john62, 21yearsgone, Wildrover, ericjones, jimgraham, melohara
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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 59th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: A mountain View north east of Mullaghanattin.
 
simon3 on Mullaghanattin, 2008
by simon3  19 Aug 2008
You can use the trig pillar on Mullaghanattin to steady your camera for views around the Mullaghanattin circuit. Also take a the view north east to the south side of the Reeks.

The day I did it the wind was strong, there were clouds darkening the land and some mist about and still the view is a statement about grand and powerful slopes.

Before we describe the summits, take a look down to the bottom of the picture near the left corner. One or two buildings, almost insignificant in themselves, give scale to the whole picture.

On the skyline and around 10k away are Cnoc an Chullin central and Cnoc na Toine to the left, both part of the traverse of the Reeks. Below them the steep sided Broaghnabinnia and below that a spur of Stumpa Duloigh, the highest point of the Iveraghs. The dark ridge filling the lower right corner of the picture is part of Knockanauttin.

For completeness, the fainter peak on the skyline to the right (actually its 17k away) is Purple Mountain.

What a vantage point for a view. Someone: go back their on a better day (perhaps with dawn or winter sun highlighting the texture and shape). This must be one of the best vantage points for a dramatic shot.

For access notes, take a look at my comment on Beann S. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/2510/
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milo on Mullaghanattin, 2004
by milo  6 Jan 2004
Access problems in the Pocket appear to have worsened considerably. Walkers would in my opinion be best advised to climb it from Ballaghabeama or from the west until some agreement can be found with the locals. A great pity, but I'm told there was serious heat generated here on 29th Dec.'03 Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/804/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mullaghanattin
eric on Mullaghanattin, 2005
by eric  21 Dec 2005
West face of Mullaghanatin with snow clouds gathering on the Reeks behind. Picture is taken from Beann. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/2112/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The descent - looking back west across to the north ridge in profile, and summit
 
Conor74 on Mullaghanattin, 2009
by Conor74  30 Jun 2009
Found this one hard to beat, in terms of being able to get up and down quickly, and get stunning views along the way. No long trek to get to the base, no slow ascent or difficult terrain, took us just over 2 hours to from car to peak back to car. Others have gone through the great scenery, and it IS great, so will just stick to the bare details. Parked car on Glencar side of Ballagh Beama, at V746 788 A, there is room for one car that can pull right in off the east side of the road. Crossed over a low fence on the west side of the tarred road and headed straight for a stream that flowed down the side of the mountain in front of us. There is a further stream that flows from a higher point on the south, nearer Ballagh Beama, but that looked quite steep. Should pont out that all streams were very low and easy to cross, but this was after a period of prolonged fine weather so cannot vouch for them in winter- judging by the channels they have cut they don't seem that wide. Followed the stream up along the side of the hill, crossing another fence that was very manageable and like the first had no barbed wire. The stream changes direction at V740 781 B, but we decided to head straight for the North ridge so continued on and clambered up on to the ridge at V738 780 C. From there on it is a straightforward walk south along the ridge to the top of the mountain. The last 100m or so is the hardest, nothing technically difficult but takes a lot out of the legs. Not sure it would be too easy to descend on this route though, was pretty steep in places. The ascent took about 1 hr 15 mins. From the summit we headed east along a well defined track to another summit at V744 774 D, which gives great views back across to the mountain. We then turned north and descended to V742780 E, and from there it is easy to see back to the road and the car. The descent took 50 mins. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/3894/
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Picture: Possible top E of Mullaghanattin.
simon3 on Mullaghanattin, 2006
by simon3  22 Sep 2006
While leaving Mullaghanattin to the east you first walk around the high end wall of a north facing corrie for around 600m to a slight rise, marked on the 1:50k as height 683. Then down and up to another rise, marked at height 594. According to the OSI mapping this should be a separate summit since there the map shows more than a 30m rise. However this was not so definitive according to two GPS tracks. The picture, taken from much further south shows the possible top right with Mullaghanattin in the cloud, left. It could use further checking. If it is a top it would be the name for a significant milestone on the way to or from the Ballaghbeama Gap. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/2512/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mullaghanattin summit from Beann NE top
 
pazapas on Mullaghanattin, 2008
by pazapas  11 Oct 2008
2008/09/12, cloudy but dry weather.
If you are looking for a typical horseshoe walk, Mullaghanattin is the one to do. With its 1000m of ascent, and 13km length, the walk is moderate demanding and it takes 4h30 - 5h00. Moreover it offers a wonderfull panorama including the Dingle peninsula, the Beara peninsula and the famous Carrauntoohil.
You can park one car at the T junction (V74739 74689 F). Then follow the road to the north and tens meters after a proeminent rock along the road, begin to climb up the slope (V74581 74936 G). One hour later or less, you reach An Cnoc Riabhach (534m). The way is easy to find : follow the wide ridge and pass by each top. I noticed 2 unnamed summits (V74837 77520 H and V74366 77372 I) at east from Mullaghanattin mount (2h20 from start). Passing the last Beann South top (3h50 from start), go to the south, you will see the old way you have to reach. It goes to a farm and the road where you parked your car. Take care of bulls and rams...
You can find a better description in the Lonely planet book "Walking in Ireland". Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/3374/
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