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North West Midlands Area , N: Ballaghaderreen Subarea
Feature count in area: 5, by county: Roscommon: 3, Galway: 2, OSI/LPS Maps: 32, 33, 39, 40, 46, 47
Highest Place: Slieve Bawn 262m

Starting Places (1) in area North West Midlands:

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

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Bockagh Hill, 227m Hill
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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, OS 1:50k mapsheet 32
Place visited by: 14 members, recently by: abcd, TommyV, Mauramartinrynn, TommyMc, moggy40, moggy40t, conormcbandon, Garmin, eamonoc, chalky, sandman, paddyhillsbagger, CaptainVertigo, Fergalh
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Longitude: -8.606306, Latitude: 53.936067, Easting: 160229, Northing: 298684, Prominence: 105m,  Isolation: 7.8km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 560187 798695
Bedrock type: Red conglomerate & pebbly sandstone, (Moygara Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: BckgHl, 10 char: BckghHil

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Head for the cross....
by Fergalh 1 Mar 2014
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.

Always ask landowner permission to cross land, never ever damage fences and beware of livestock. Linkback:
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Picture: Bockagh Hill trig and cross.
Lonely top.
by paddyhillsbagger 14 Apr 2014
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:
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Picture: Trig and Cross at the Summit
Short but Hard Bag.
by TommyV 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:
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