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North East Midlands Area , Cen: Oldcastle Subarea
Feature count in area: 24, by county: Cavan: 7, Westmeath: 5, Meath: 5, Monaghan: 3, Leitrim: 1, Louth: 1, Longford: 2, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A, 28, 28A, 28B, 34, 35, 36, 41
Highest Place: Cornasaus 339m

Starting Places in area North East Midlands:

None for this area

Summits & other features in area North East Midlands:
Cen: Ballyjamesduff: Aghalion Hill 249m
Cen: Oldcastle: Mullaghmeen 258m, Slieve Na Calliagh 276m, Spire of Lloyd 131m, The Hill of Mael 241m
E: Kingscourt: Carrickleck Hill 173m
N Cen: Cavan Town: Shantemon 218m, Slieve Glah 320m, Tievenanass 261m
NE: Ballybay: Bunnanimma 268m
NE: Carrickmacross: Corduff 243m
NE: Castleblaney: Mullyash Mountain 317m
NE: Cen Bailieborough: Cornasaus 339m, Taghart South 290m
NW Cen: Arva: Bruse Hill 260m
NW: Aughavas: Lugganammer 190m
S Cen: Crookedwood: Cruckboeltane 199m, Knockeyon 214m
S: Westmeath South West: Knockastia 200m
SE: Boyne Valley: Hill of Slane 160.4m, Mount Oriel 251m, Tara 155m
W: Ardagh: Bawn Mountain 200m
W: Drumlish: Corn Hill 278m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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The Hill of Mael, 241m Hill The Hill of Moat A name in English,
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, Westmeath County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, The Hill of Mael is the 1300th highest place in Ireland. The Hill of Mael is the second highest point in county Westmeath.
Grid Reference N45452 76396, OS 1:50k mapsheet 41
Place visited by: 21 members, recently by: oakesave, John.geary, MickM45, finkey86, thomas_g, TommyMc, DeltaP, Philewis, bryanmccabe, jackill, conormcbandon, Trailtrekker, Colinandnessie, chalky, k_mcdermott
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Longitude: -7.312027, Latitude: 53.735383, Easting: 245452, Northing: 276396, Prominence: 133m,  Isolation: 3.3km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 645391 776412
Bedrock type: Undifferentiated limestone, (Visean Limestones (undifferentiated))

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: ThHlfM, 10 char: ThHlfMl

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1226/
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Unusually named hills with great views.
by Fergalh 6 Aug 2020
Take the Finea road out of Castlepollard, Take the third turn right (A (N45749 73437)), proceed through crossroads just after last house park on the right (B (N45762 75540)) where there is some space. Walk to gate on track and cross gate. Just before forest barrier turn right and proceed through forest that is being felled whilst keeping remains of overgrown boreen on your left. Eventually you will come to field, cross field to fence here is a gap in the gorse. Head up hill here until you come to another fence. Cross through gap in fence and the trig pillar is at the top of the hill. Great views can be had here on way back if you have time cross barrier and proceed through forest to the top of the rock of curry also nice views from there but be prepared for a bramble and gorse war on Rock of Curry!. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1226/comment/15855/
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Perhaps best approached from the north west
by melohara 4 May 2014
Perhaps best approached from the north west via the lane that begins on Castletown road at C (N44347 77216) (Whitegate). Also known as The Hill of Mael on some OSI maps. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1226/comment/16051/
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Picture: Hill of Mael trig pillar, view north to Lough Sheelin
Westmeath's unappreciated diversity
by bryanmccabe 28 Mar 2016
I quote from a report (1972) by Roger Goodwillie of An Foras Forbartha (the link to the PDF is provided at the end of this comment): "Westmeath is one of the more diverse counties in the midlands. A look at the geological map might lead one to suppose that the monotonous sheets of Carboniferous limestone are reflected by a similar monotony in the flora and fauna, but in fact the combination of shallow lakes (e.g. Coosan Lough), glacial eskers (Long Hill), bogs (near the Meath border), exposed rock (Rock of Curry), seasonally flooded land (River Shannon below Athlone), fens (L. Iron) and natural woodland (Lough Ree shores) makes the county of exceptional scientific interest".

The document reports on a number of areas of scientific interest in the county, and covers the Hill of Mael and the Rock of Curry on page 62.

From the summit, the views are extensive: Dublin/Wicklow mountains, Slieve Bloom mountains, Slieve an Iarainn and Cuilcagh, as well as the Cooleys. It is a better vantage point than it's afforested higher neighbour and county-top Mullaghmeen.

Finally, MV might consider renaming this peak - it is known as The Hill of Mael locally (I am from the area) and I've never heard it referred to as the Hill of Moat.

http://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/publications/pdf/Goodwillie_1972_ASI_Westmeath-1.pdf Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1226/comment/18474/
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