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Woodcock Hill Hill Cnoc na gCreabhar A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na gCreabhar [logainm.ie], 'hill of the woodcocks') Clare County, in Binnion List, Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone Bedrock

Height: 310m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 58 Grid Reference: R52263 63439 This summit has been logged as climbed by 57 members. Recently by: GoldCircle, ahogan, Humpelman, chalky, Peter Walker, la1ena, pati, TommyV, cathalferris, anekk11, dtlibra, jlk, eamonoc, Fergalh, hivisibility
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Longitude: -8.707214, Latitude: 52.720328 , Easting: 152263, Northing: 163439 Prominence: 265m,   Isolation: 6.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 552222 663481,   GPS IDs, 6 char: WdccHl, 10 char: WdcckHil
Bedrock type: Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone, (Old Red Sandstone (undifferentiated))

This hill is named in the Yellow Book of Lecan as: a mullach Slebe Shuidi in Rig ('mountain of the king's seat') and in the Book of Lismore as: Sliabh Uighi in Rig ('mountain of the king's grave') .   Woodcock Hill is the 1131th highest summit in Ireland. Woodcock Hill is the second most westerly summit in the Shannon area.

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Domes and dumps
Short Summary created by jackill,  23 Oct 2010
Park at R519638 A, room for 1or 2 cars. Follow the single track access road over a small bridge and past a fly tipping area. The Irish Aviation Authority has a radar unit on the top which includes two white dome-shaped structures, the summit trig pillar is behind these. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/948/comment/5707/
A mild hike with panoramic views
by YoungJohn  30 Aug 2010
We (some long suffering family members) went through the tunnel heading for Galway having left the lovely City of Limerick behind us. Headed for Cratloe where we took the second left thus following the sign for Cratloe Woods. We then came across a split in the road. This is where we took the ‘middle’ road where a Clare County Council have a ‘No Dumping’ sign. We parked at a forestry entrance named ‘Gallows Hill’. We set off for Woodcock Hill following the directions in the first comment box on Mountain Views! Onwards and gently upwards until the ‘Ball’ came into sight. Then we turned off the road on to the service road and crossed a little bridge. The views getting better and better. When we reached the trig point we were all in awe at the wonderful panoramic views. The mighty Shannon river flowing to its wide estuary. The ‘low’ hills of Kerry and Clare marked its boundaries. While below Limerick City clear and close. Thomond Park a distinctive give away that this was the Treaty City below, Keeper, the Arra Mountains and way in the distance Benduff in the Devils Bit range, the Galty’s, Ballyhoura and Slieve Felims all to be seen. I saw no woodcocks but could imagine this 1023ft mountain was the seat of a King of old as the Gaelic name hints at. A vantage point too good not to have been, the ‘Golf Ball’ marks the spot, well worth a visit of a sunny day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/948/comment/6066/
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osullivanm on Woodcock Hill, 2009
by osullivanm  25 Oct 2009
Having driven from Dublin to Killaloe, we were looking for a relaxing, undemanding walk which would, hopefully, provide good views of the surrounding countryside. Our eyes were drawn to Woodcock Hill - a relatively isolated hill, standing at 310m and accessible by road, - it looked as though it would fit the bill. We parked at R519638 to walk the final few hundred metres to the top. The Irish Aviation Authority has a radar unit on the top which includes two rather interesting looking white dome-shaped structures. As anticipated, we enjoyed a panoramic view of the area including parts of the Shannon and Limerick City. We met a number of other walkers and formed the impression that this is an excellent spot for a relaxing weekend stroll!. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/948/comment/4226/
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