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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 summit has been logged as climbed 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 1109th highest summit in Ireland.

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Picture: Cullenagh summit trig pillar surrounded by forestry
 
wicklore on Cullenagh Mountain, 2009
by wicklore  22 Jun 2009
I just want to add a few extra bits of information to peterturner’s detailed post on Cullenagh Mountain.

Cullenagh rises just outside the village of Ballyroan in Laois. It is easily visible by anyone travelling on the N8 south of Portlaoise. I followed peterturners directions which brought me to the start of the forest tracks at S483 901 A. There is a choice to park here or bring the car further along the tracks far into the forest. As mentioned the tracks are more widespread than depicted on the map so don’t get lost!

I reached the end of the track near the summit at S499 896 B. I was able to push the baby’s buggy most of the way. In a few places where the forest operations have churned up the track I had to carry the baby and drag the buggy behind! The forest track eventually ends at a small clearing. I was able to find a narrow path leading through the furze and young trees from here to the trig pillar at S498 895 C. When you reach the clearing just walk straight ahead and you will find the beginning of the path where there is a clear plastic ribbon tied to a tree. (Not put there by me!)

There is widespread forestry around the hill, and the trig pillar is almost surrounded by thick growth. This route really might be the only sensible way up. Great views do open up in places, especially at the end of the walk. This is an easy amble that can be shortened by how far you bring the car into the forest. Just watch the muddy spots! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/936/comment/3874/
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