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Bricklieve/Curlew Area
Maximum height for area: 359 metres,   Summits in area: 4,   Maximum prominence for area: 294 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 25, 26, 32, 33 For all tops   Highest summit: Keshcorran, 359m
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Bricklieve Mountains Hill An Bricshliabh A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bricshliabh [logainm.ie], 'the speckled mountain') Sligo County, in Binnion List, Bioclastic cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 321m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 25 Grid Reference: G75334 11729 This summit has been logged as climbed by 57 members. Recently by: 40Shades, derekh, Alatar, sperrinlad, frankmc04, johnstna, Onzy, jossarm, skhg, la1ena, Pepe, Miranda, mountainmike, chalky, redspud
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Longitude: -8.377358, Latitude: 54.054237 , Easting: 175334, Northing: 311729 Prominence: 173m,   Isolation: 4.1km
ITM: 575291 811741,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brc321, 10 char: BrcklvMntn
Bedrock type: Bioclastic cherty limestone, (Bricklieve Limestone Formation (upper))

The megalithic cemetery of Carrowkeel, consisting of a complex of neolithic passage tombs, is situated on the Bricklieve Mountains. Despite their relatively low height, these hills are remarkably rugged. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 187-88) for details of the festive assembly at Carricknahorna or Skein Hill on the southern edge of the Bricklieve Mountains.   Bricklieve Mountains is the second highest hill in the Bricklieve/Curlew area and the 1102th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bricklieve Mountains in area Bricklieve/Curlew, Ireland
Picture: Looking out from within a tomb
 
Ancient history in abundance
Short Summary created by wicklore,  24 Jul 2010
Bricklieve Mountains are home to many passage tombs, and it is possible to climb into several of them via narrow passages. This collection of tombs is known as the Carrowkeel Passage Tombs. These tombs are neolithic and are up to 800 years older than the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. (the tombs are up to 5400 years old) Bricklieve is easily reached from Castlebaldwin on the N4 road. Follow signs from Castlebaldwin for the Carrowkeel passage tombs, or if self-navigating head for G740122 A to reach the entry road. There is space for several cars at this popular tourist destination. There are nice views of nearby Lough Arrow, as well as the surrounding farmland. However this hill will better be visited for the attractions on its summit as opposed to the views. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/931/comment/5690/
 
From the N4 at Castlebaldwin (a possible former h .. by three5four0   (Show all for Bricklieve Mountains)
 
Concur with paddyhillsbagger about three5four0's .. by Geo   (Show all for Bricklieve Mountains)
 
room with a view.. .. by scannerman   (Show all for Bricklieve Mountains)
 
A magical walk on the miners trail .. by sperrinlad   (Show all for Bricklieve Mountains)
 
three5four0's comments are spot on. This hill rea .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Bricklieve Mountains)
 
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