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Ballyhoura Mountains Area
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Coolfree Mountain Hill Sliabh Chúil Fhraoigh A name in Irish
Limerick County, in Carn List, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 436.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 73 Grid Reference: R67310 16036 This summit has been logged as climbed by 30 members. Recently by: tommccarthy, Eoin75, conormcbandon, sandman, Cobhclimber, eamonoc, smallville2k, simoburn, frankmc04, chalky, omurchu, murphyman, simon3, thomasgaffney, Fergalh
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Longitude: -8.479862, Latitude: 52.295489 , Easting: 167311, Northing: 116037 Prominence: 121.79m,   Isolation: 2.4km
ITM: 567267 616089,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ClfrMn, 10 char: ClfrMntn
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Coolfree Mountain is the 777th highest summit in Ireland. Coolfree Mountain is the second most southerly summit in the Ballyhoura Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coolfree Mountain in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Coolfree cairn and rocky outcrop.
 
Good views. Ensure you read the directions for easy access.
Short Summary created by simon3, paddyhillsbagger, jackill,  3 Jan 2014
Park at forest entrance R665 168 A. Follow the forest road, take first left which brings you round to the east of hill. Follow track downhill to a steeply rising forest track at R6753 1643 B. forest ride on right which leads up through forest to bottom of heathery summit. Work your way up on the tracks and you can get to within about 140m of the top. Round trip around 80 minutes.
Park at the forest entrance at R66296 15968 C , room for 5 cars. The first section is on a track then cross directly uphill through 600 meters of rough forestry planting.
There are good views across to the Galtys and down over the little village of Ballyorgan. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/684/comment/5443/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coolfree Mountain in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: A fine day on Coolfree Mountain - April 2014
Great views with little effort
by omurchu  7 Apr 2014
The view east of Coolfree with Carrigeenamronety in the foreground, the Galtees behind and the Knockmaeldowns in the far distance. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/684/comment/15974/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coolfree Mountain in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Coolfree from the slopes of Long Mountain.
 
jackill on Coolfree Mountain, 2007
by jackill  21 Aug 2007
I parked at the forest entrance at R66296 15968 an made the short walk to the summit.
The first section is on a track but then I had to struggle across 600 meters of rough forestry planting. There are good views across to the Galtys and down over the little village of Ballyorgan. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/684/comment/2801/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coolfree Mountain in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Is this a ride ?
A free feast of fraughans
by acorn  16 Aug 2013
This is probably not the easiest way up, but it worked despite the scratches.
Park at R665 168. Follow the track and take the first left. Continuing on you will come to an opening on your right at R67130 16715 D, a rough stoney track between deep banks-is this a ride ? Walk uphill. After a short time the track swings left but you take the grassy uphill option straight ahead. Continue to highest point of the track at R670 161 E then head east through rough heathery ground to gain the summit, approx 500m. Shorts not a good idea for this route but the plentiful fraughans on the high ground and wild raspberries lower down helped ease the pain. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/684/comment/15075/
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