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The Hill of Mael Hill The Hill of Moat A name in English
Westmeath County, in Binnion List, Undifferentiated limestone Bedrock

Height: 241m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 41 Grid Reference: N45452 76396
Place visited by 18 members. Recently by: finkey86, thomas_g, TommyMc, DeltaP, Philewis, bryanmccabe, jackill, conormcbandon, Trailtrekker, Colinandnessie, chalky, k_mcdermott, eamonoc, paddyhillsbagger, sandman
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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,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThHlfM, 10 char: ThHlfMl
Bedrock type: Undifferentiated limestone, (Visean Limestones (undifferentiated))

The Hill of Mael is the 1293th highest place in Ireland. The Hill of Mael is the second highest point in county Westmeath.

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A typical Binnion. .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for The Hill of Mael)
 
Unusually named hills with great views. .. by Fergalh   (Show all for The Hill of Mael)
 
Perhaps best approached from the north west .. by melohara   (Show all for The Hill of Mael)
 
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1226/comment/18474/
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