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Cashel HillHillCnoc an Chaisil A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc an Chaisil [OSI], 'hill of an Caiseal or the stone ring-fort')GalwayCounty, in Binnion List, Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites Bedrock
Height:311mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44Grid Reference: L80000 43600This summit has been logged as climbed by 39 members. Recently by: IainT, mFrank, Buny Clare, Jaak, markmjcampion, eamonoc, frankmc04, bryanmccabe, fieldoptic, chalky, masiakaBlr, Fergalh, phonohan, patmoran, Cossie I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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 1128th highest summit in Ireland. Cashel Hill is the second most westerly summit in the South Connemara area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/947/