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Ballincurra Hill Hill Cnoc Bhaile an Charraigh A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Bhaile an Charraigh [OSI], 'hill of Baile an Charraigh') Tipperary County, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 403m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R92433 69802 This summit has been logged as climbed by 22 members. Recently by: sandman, jasonmc, chalky, Fergalh, eamonoc, conormcbandon, simon3, maxjoycey, FilHil, shaunkelly, aidand, Asho-and-Dave, wicklore, madfrankie, paddyhillsbagger
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Longitude: -8.112911, Latitude: 52.779542 , Easting: 192433, Northing: 169802 Prominence: 188m,   Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 592382 669841,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bln403, 10 char: BlncrHil
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

The gap between Ballincurra Hill and Cooneen Hill is known as Ormond Stile (sometimes Ormond Style). It is mentioned by John O'Donovan as the northern limit of Sliabh Eibhlinne (Slieve Felim), and he calls it Céim Urmhumhain, 'the step of Ormond'. It is on the southern boundary of the barony of Upper Ormond.   Ballincurra Hill is the 926th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballincurra Hill in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Ballincurra from the NE.
Short Summary created by simon3, aidand,  15 Oct 2012
The locals tell me this is really known as Ballincarra, rather than Ballincurra. Jackills description below provides all you need to know about this relatively easy climb. There is plenty of parking at the forest entrance at R924 692 A - this is on the Templederry to Dolla Road. The area here is known as Ormond Stile. Daniel O'Connell is said to have held one of his 'Monster Meetings' here in the 19th Century. Follow the forest road for about 20 minutes and then turn right at R 916 705 B. Follow this track to the end and then head up the hill in front of you. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/814/comment/5573/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballincurra Hill in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Looking north to Knockadigeen and the Devilsbit
jackill on Ballincurra Hill, 2010
by jackill  28 Mar 2010
It was a joy to find a track to within 200 meters of the summit. Start at the forestry entrance at R92461 69235 C and turn right at R91658 70512 D and you'll have an easy time until the last push through heather and sedge grass.The hillfort here is more defined than on nearby Knockadigeen. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/814/comment/4550/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballincurra Hill in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Pastoral views from Ballincurra
peterturner on Ballincurra Hill, 2008
by peterturner  6 Apr 2008
Ballincurra summit is easy to reach from forest entrance on road west of Templederry r924 692 . Make ascending zig zags choosing forest paths that ascend and you won't go wrong. There has been much recent felling both here and on its neighbour Cooneen Hill. The summit has a very small hillfort (as does another neighbour Knockadigeen) and there are some wonderfully bucolic views to be had although Keeper Hill is less viewable than on Cooneen Hill. Allow 1 hour to reach the summit from point A. There is also a small spur from Ballincurra with a forest track ringing it which would make for a more substantial walk in the area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/814/comment/3028/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballincurra Hill in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Cooneen Hill, visible through the trees from the summit of Ballincurra Hill
csd on Ballincurra Hill, 2009
by csd  12 Oct 2009
Having completed the easy trot up and down from Knockadigeen (see my comment there for parking info), I headed SW for Ballincurra. The shortest obvious route appeared to be a direct route up, keeping the Coillte forest to the right and the open fields to the left. I stopped in at the house adjoining my planned route up and asked if it was ok for the dog and me to skirt their fields on the way up: no problem came the answer. After negotiating a fence, the last 400 metres before reaching the summit is across knee-to-waist-high heather. Not too pleasant, and quite tiring. Once on top, Lough Derg is visible to the far north, with the view SW partially obscured by plantation. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/814/comment/4202/
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The middle sister - Ballincurra
by YoungJohn  26 Apr 2010
On Tuesday the 20th April 2010 my trusty friend and I set forth. We parked as Peterturner recommends at the forestry entrance west of Templederry. We headed left and kept going up hill past a grove of deciduous tress, either maple or sycamore, before heading left and uphill between two 'forests'. We found an old wall or ditch which we followed up to the summit. A large cairn marks the summit. The views were blighted by a haze(or maybe volcano ash from Iceland!) but the mighty Keeper and Silvermines were clear to be seen as were the Arra Mountains overlooking Lough Derg. The Devilsbit range were close by with Knockanora resplendent in the sunlight. The Slieve Ardagh Hills were quite clear but the Slieve Blooms were mostly blocked except for Arderin. The cairn offered a fine seat and the tea was too good (Why is tea on mountain tops so tasty?). Nenagh and Cloughjordan were crystal clear and Templederry touchable (nearly). A fine walk on a fine day with an old friend what could be better. The legs were tested and if we had cut left before the grove of deciduous trees a shorter route was available but what the heck. The middle of the three sister 'hills' did not disappoint. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/814/comment/4653/
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