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Mullaghmeen Hill Mullach Mín A name in Irish
(Ir. Mullach Mín [logainm.ie], 'smooth summit') County Highpoint of Westmeath, in County Highpoint, Binnion Lists, Undifferentiated limestone Bedrock

Height: 258m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 41 Grid Reference: N46924 79379
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Longitude: -7.289195, Latitude: 53.762078 , Easting: 246924, Northing: 279379 Prominence: 146m,  Isolation: 3.3km
ITM: 646868 779397,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghmn, 10 char: Mulaghmen
Bedrock type: Undifferentiated limestone, (Visean Limestones (undifferentiated))

Mullaghmeen is the highest point in Co. Westmeath but, at 261m, it has the distinction of being the lowest of all the county tops in Ireland. A walk to its summit is described in Paul Clements' book The Height of Nonsense (147-53). The hill also gives name to the townland (par. Foyran) in which it is located.   Mullaghmeen is the 1261th highest place in Ireland. Mullaghmeen is the highest point in county Westmeath.

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Forest walk
by hazyview  9 Oct 2010
Highest point in Co Westmeath. We (family including a double-buggy!) climbed this one weekend by following one of the trails through the forest from the car park. However, there may be a better way, as I ended up scrambling through brambles & over a fence to find the actual summit. The great thing about climbing in this relatively flat area is that you can see huge distances after a fairly short climb and the landmarks you spot are easily identifiable. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1050/comment/6129/
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Picture: View from the summit cairn to Lough Sheelin
 
Westmeath County Top
by mazamegaza  18 Feb 2016
After a dander up Corn Hill we tried to find Mullaghmeen as part of our County top odyssey and even armed with maps we had a struggle but its worth the effort! The beech forest is beautiful, even in February. Beech are not native and their large canopy restricts the growth of local fauna but putting that aside, its a lovely walk. There are path maps in the car park and i would recommend printing one off as we got confused about where the summit cairn was. We got there in about 40 minutes from the car park, meeting lots of dog walkers along the well maintained paths. For the smallest County Top it was a pleasant surprise! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1050/comment/18442/
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A Delightful Walk, Muddy near Summit.
by TommyMc  3 Mar 2018
I enjoyed a delightful walk to the summit on a nippy but very sunny Sunday 25 February. Sadly the narrow track on the final approach to the summit has been cut up badly over the winter, and quite clearly worsened by someone rather inconsiderately riding a horse up and down. In its current state, it will leave you with very muddy footwear and may be a hazard for an elderly person or a young child.

Otherwise the walk through the beech forest from the car park is an utter joy. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1050/comment/19864/
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Picture: A pink mushroom
 
A high point
by Alaskan  28 Sep 2010
We wandered up the pleasant Red and White Walks to Mullaghmeen to the accompaniment of the falling leaves of autumn. We left the White Walk at the unmarked but wide path to the high point, pausing to admire the myriad of butterflies flitting about the blackberries at the edge of the summit clearing. Pausing briefly at the cairn, we continued down the other side, passing through a forest filled with an abundance of different mushrooms. We followed the interesting Booley Hut trail, with its handrail on the steepest bit, and examined the hut, whose walls were built against a limestone cliff. From the hut, we returned the Red Walk and returned to the car park Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1050/comment/6115/
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Picture: Some gorgeous wild plants
Forest Walk
by scarecrow  27 Aug 2017
2nd CHP in one day - Trip from Slieve Na Calliagh to Mullaghmeen Forest Recreational Park is only 20 minutes. Follow sings to this park on google and you can't go wrong. We were in a 6 berth Camper and faced no challenges and car park plenty big. This is a forest walk with a short steep climb to summit. The only problem was some "joker" had changed the sign of cairn so we went wrong and and added an extra hour to our hike. More signage in this park would not go astray. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1050/comment/19703/
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My Climb 02-01-2017
by ShaunDunne  4 Jan 2017
I climbed Mullaghmeen on the 02/01/2017 with my Grandad,
It was a lovely Clear Day, and my third County High Point that day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1050/comment/18784/
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