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Curra Hill Hill Kerry County, in Binnion List, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 275m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V65435 90359 This place has been logged as visited by 27 members. Recently by: cathalferris, hawkeye.john62, hivisibility, omurchu, toshea, frankmc04, , simoburn, chalky, Fergalh, gallybander, trekker, millsd1, wicklore, garrettd
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Longitude: -9.962262, Latitude: 52.049366 , Easting: 65435, Northing: 90359 Prominence: 170m,  Isolation: 2.7km
ITM: 465414 590417,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrH275, 10 char: Curra Hill
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Laghtshee is the name of a burial cairn near the eastern end of this hill. This name is misspelt Faghtshee on the Discovery map. A height near the western end is named Stookaniller. The true summit is unnamed on maps but is locally known as Curra Hill.   Curra Hill is the 1215th highest summit in Ireland. Curra Hill is the second most northerly summit in the Glenbeigh Horseshoe area.

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gearoidmurphy on Curra Hill, 2009
by gearoidmurphy  11 Jan 2009
This known locally as Curra Hill is a pleasant hillwalk with views of Dingle Bay and the mountains of the Coomasaharn horseshoe. There are 3 starting points the first is a small track off the Kerry way path in Glenbeigh wood (663 908 A) heading uphill in a westerly direction. This uphill section can be quite slippery underfoot in wet weather especially the forest and rocky areas below faghtsee so care should be taken. The rest of the walk is straightfoward following a narrow sheep track along, passing the Laghtsee cairn on your left after the slope levels out, to gain the spot heights of 275, 274 and 261. The area of final spot height is used by paragliders and hangliders during the summer to launch off the mountain. Descent is easy following a the large dirt road beside the final spot height to meet the small tarmac road at (638 898 B) This walk takes approx 2-3hrs at easy walk pace including the roadwalks to get from the starting to finishing point . The second route is the reverse of the first. The third route is a new one starting on the north side of the mountain at (651 909 C). Heading from Glenbeigh village down to Rossbeigh enter a field via gate just beyond Barrviewlodge B&B. Walk to the top right corner of this small field and you should see another gate with a path heading in a easterly direction (Please fasten the gates after you and don't bring dogs up here as this mountain is grazed by sheep). Head along this path around 150m until you reach a disused quarry. Just beyond this quarry is a newly installed metal footbridge which allows hillwalkers to access the mountain. It crosses a stream at (653 909 D). After crossing the bridge head up hill to gain 275 spot height. Descend by either through the forest path or the paragliders track. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/980/comment/3521/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Curra Hill in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: drung from Laghtshee area
rossbeighed on Curra Hill, 2009
by rossbeighed  19 Mar 2009
I climbed this last summer.this is part of a long stretch of mountain from glenbeigh to rossbeigh beach.
actually this was the very first mountain I climbed as an 11 year old way back in 1981! It was also nearly my last as I had a serious tumble on the steep face just above rossbeigh but lucky for me my da miraculously grabbed me before I would have went head first into rossbeigh hotel 900 feet below!.
lesson: don't jump on steep slopes..especially in 80's sneakers
so rather than let history repeat itself 27 years later I drove up around the back of the mountain starting at rossbeigh. about half a mile up the road turns south. take the next left for about 100 yards until you get to a gate. from there the walk up the dirt road is about 20 mins until you get to the top.
although less than 1000 feet high, the bottom of the mountain starts from sea level so you still get a great impression of height and a great view. mixed memories about this one... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/980/comment/3652/
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