Cnoc Bólais 252m hill, Slieve Miskish Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Slieve Miskish Area
Place count in area: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 84 
Highest place:
Knockoura, 490m
Maximum height for area: 490 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 395 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Cnoc Bólais Hill Dursey Island Island (prob. Ir. Cnoc Bólais [Penelope Durell], 'hill of the cow-pasture') Cork County, in Binnion, Irish Islands Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

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Height: 252m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid 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.
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Longitude: -10.205835, Latitude: 51.595985 , Easting: 47200, Northing: 40400 Prominence: 252m,  Isolation: 5.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 447183 540469,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CncBól, 10 char: CncBóls
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

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 1275th highest place in Ireland. Cnoc Bólais is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Slieve Miskish area.

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Picture: Cable car to tranquility
 
New Comment: One island, zero pubs!
by TommyV  31 Oct 2018
Heading over to Dursey Island is a novelty in itself as you get to cross over on Ireland's only cable car.There is the option to do a sort of a looped walk on the island. We went over the mountain trail which leads up to the signal tower on top of Cnoc Bolais. As good a place as any for a bit of lunch, then continue down to the western most side of the island which is worth it for the views. Then follow the low road back to the cable car. Great scenery and surreal to see all of the abandoned houses in contrast to the 10 still inhabited houses on the island. A must for anybody hiking the islands of Ireland. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1001/comment/20134/
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