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Cullenagh Mountain Hill Sliabh Chuileannaí A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Sliabh Chuileannaí [PDT], 'mountain of Cuileannach or
place of holly')
Laois County, in Binnion List, Thick flaggy sandstone and siltstone Bedrock

Height: 317m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 60 Grid Reference: S49855 89565 This place has been logged as visited by 23 members. Recently by: Dessie1, chalky, eannanilamhna, wwwalker, Fergalh, jlk, Ben-Ban, pompeii, aidand, sandman, eamonoc, oldsoldier, patphelan, shaunkelly, csd
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Longitude: -7.258936, Latitude: 52.954878 , Easting: 249855, Northing: 189565 Prominence: 152m,  Isolation: 6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 649795 689601,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ClngMn, 10 char: ClnghMntn
Bedrock type: Thick flaggy sandstone and siltstone, (Bregaun Flagstone Formation)

Cullenagh Mountain is the highest of a group known as the Slieve Lough Hills or Dysart Hills. On the northern edge of this range is the Pass of the Plumes (Ir. Bearna na gCleití), site of a famous battle in 1599, in which the O'Moores of Leix routed the forces of the Earl of Essex.   Cullenagh Mountain is the 1110th highest summit in Ireland.

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I just want to add a few extra bits of informatio .. by wicklore   (Show all for Cullenagh Mountain)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cullenagh Mountain in area South Midlands, Ireland
Picture: View of Wicklow Mountains from near Summit.
peterturner on Cullenagh Mountain, 2009
by peterturner  15 Jun 2009
Small place but wonderfully situated. Views of the entire Wicklow Range, the Blackstairs, the Slieve Blooms and more. I took a West to East route and ambled around for an hour and a half. Beautiful walk to do as the sun is setting and easily accesible by taking the road east from Ballyroan (marked Timahoe) and then the first left up a small road straight into the forest and parking about 500m in at a truck turning point on the right. I recommend checking the aerial photo provided by OSI mapviewer as the Discovery map does not show the forest tracks correctly. For anybody else wishing to add this to their tally the route briefly is as follows: From the parking point head further along the track until you come to an right turn curving uphill. Climb steadily and follow the track around to the left until you reach a set of masts. Past the masts head downhill on the same track until you reach a junction and turn sharply right. Follow this track ignoring the turn to the left downhill a short way along for now although this will be your route back. Nearing the conclusion of the track about ten minutes later you are greeted with ever expanding views of the entire Eastern mountain uplands including all of Wicklow and the Blackstairs. In front of you can be seen three forested hills in Stradbally direction, Fossy Mountain and Timahoe and other hilltops can be identified elsewhere including the Eastern half of the Slieve Blooms for example. The actual summit is nearly impossible to locate as it is buried in (June 2009) tussocky grass and a close coniferous plantation however the view is better from the top of the forest track anyhow due to the trees. Retrace your steps back to that turn (now to your right) downhill and follow this steadily downhill for another ten minutes until you reach a junction where you turn left and shortly after left again. This brings past the sound a small stream trickling in a fairly deep gorge considering its size and a crossroad of forest tracks. Head straight through the crossroads onto the straight level path and return to your starting point. The walk is entirely on a forest track and only requires a comfortable pair of shoes really unless you head off track. Quite a lot of forest felling and new plantation was going on at the time of writing. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/936/comment/3854/
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Cullenagh - now Briar Free .. by pompeii   (Show all for Cullenagh Mountain)
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