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Cashel Hill Hill Cnoc an Chaisil A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Chaisil [OSI], 'hill of an Caiseal or the stone
ring-fort')
Galway County, in Binnion List, Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites Bedrock

Height: 311m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L80000 43600
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Longitude: -9.806098, Latitude: 53.429045 , Easting: 80000, Northing: 243600 Prominence: 285m,  Isolation: 3.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 479976 743623,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CshlHl, 10 char: Cashel Hil
Bedrock type: Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites, (Metagabbro and Related Lithologies)

Cashel / An Caiseal is the name of a settlement south of the hill, and also a townland. The townland is named from the earth- and stone-banked 'ringfort' or cashel surrounding the old cemetery in Caiseal Ard / High Cashel. This is probably an Early Christian religious site (TR, 72). Walks: for a route to the summit from the SW, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 30.   Cashel Hill is the 1130th highest place in Ireland. Cashel Hill is the second most westerly summit in the South Connemara area.

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Connemara in the Sun .. by group   (Show all for Cashel Hill)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cashel Hill in area South Connemara, Ireland
Picture: The rocky upper part of Cashel Hill is good for some clambering.
 
Hill by the bay
by fieldoptic  5 May 2015
Parking at the church at L80291 42396 C you can pass through the gate to the left side of the church as you face it, up the slope. This boithrín leads to the graveyard at L80714 42976 D. The graveyard contains the easily discernible circular ditch of the original caisel or ringfort that gives the hill and townland it's name. To the north of the graveyard through a gate is a maintained holy well. Passing the graveyard on your right hand side you can go through a gate onto open ground and the hill rises away to your left. The lower slopes are easily traversed being grassy but there's a decent rocky clamber to the top. Views are excellent in all directions with the full southern flank of the Bens laid out before you, Lissoughter and the Maams, Roundstone bog, Errisbeg, and the bays to the south, all beautifully arranged. This is also fantastic spot to watch a sunset over the lakes of Roundstone Bog or the Bens if you're properly equipped with torches for a descent in the late dusk.

For extra interest, though out of the way of the best route there is one of the surprisingly few megalithic sites in Connemara on the SE flank of the hill at L79279 43217 E, a wedge tomb, well preserved.

Cashel hill, could be taken in in a day including Errisbeg & Cnoc Mordáin as suggested finishing with a drink O'Dowd's of Roundstone maybe Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/947/comment/17975/
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