Starting Places (1) in area North West Midlands: Ballaghaderreen
Summits & other features in area North West Midlands: E: Roscommon Hills: Moydow 165m, Slieve Bawn 262m N: Ballaghaderreen: Bockagh Hill 227m SW: Abbeyknockmoy: Knockroe 168m SW: Tuam: Knockma 167m
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Bockagh Hill, 227mHill
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, Roscommon County in Connacht province, in Binnion Lists, Bockagh Hill is the second highest hill in the North West Midlands area and the 1344th highest in Ireland. Bockagh Hill is the most northerly summit in the North West Midlands area.
Grid Reference M60229 98684,
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If coming from east take a right hand turn in Ballaghhadreen, than take second left. At 'Y' junction turn left proceed through the roadworks for the bypass and continue on past the forest (and Telecommunications mast). There is a gate just after forest on right hand side (A (M60549 98584)). Start here and cross into field the top is visible shortly as there is a large cross and trig pillar there.
Despite only being a 5 minute drive out of Ballaghaderreen, Bockagh Hill has an air of desolation and loneliness about it. There were no tracks to the cross made out of railway lines and the ground was very uneven, boggy and full of heather (which would be tough in growing season). I don't think this cross is lit up at night!
Follow Fergalh's route to the top. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1253/comment/16002/
Short but Hard Bag.
30 May 2023
Took the approach mentioned by Fergalh. There is room to squeeze a car at the mast. Then head North up the road for a few hundred metres looking for the summit cross on the left. Once you see it, head across the bog. Although the cross does not seem far away, the ground and a few fences make this a harder bag than you might think. Thankfully it's a quick one. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1253/comment/23966/