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Cnoc BólaisHillDursey IslandIsland(prob. Ir. Cnoc Bólais [Penelope Durell], 'hill of the cow-pasture')CorkCounty, in Binnion, Irish Islands Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock
Reachable "On Foot " Y Height:252mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84Grid Reference: V47200 40400 Place visited by 41 members. Recently by: toomanyhills, DenisMc, Wilderness, TommyV, An_madra_aosta, Liamob, conorjob, DeltaP, Eirepur, shaunkelly, Cormacg, markmjcampion, Wildrover, Ulsterpooka, mountainmike Island visited by 46 members. I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)I have visited Dursey Island: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
There is a signal tower at the highest point on Dursey in the townland of Tilickafinna. It seems likely that this hill was called Cnoc Bólais, since Penelope Durell records this name in Discovering Dursey with the meaning 'beacon hill'. Although the translation seems incorrect (bólas is probably related to dairying, from bó, 'cow'), this clearly links the name with the signal tower. A cliff nearby to the north called Foilbolus supports this.
Cnoc Bólais is the 1272th highest place in Ireland. Cnoc Bólais is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Slieve Miskish area. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1001/