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West Limerick Area , E: Ballingarry Subarea
Feature count in area: 5, all in Limerick, OSI/LPS Maps: 64, 65, 72, 73
Highest Place: Knockanimpaha 344m

Starting Places (4) in area West Limerick:
Ballingarry, Dairy Well, Knockfeerina Lane, Rathcahill Wind Farm

Summits & other features in area West Limerick:
E: Ballingarry: Ballyea Hill 214m, Corronoher 272.1m, Knockfeerina 288m
S: Templeglantine: Glenmore Hill 292m
W: Newcastle West: Knockanimpaha 344m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Ballyea Hill, 214m Hill
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, Limerick County in Munster province, in Binnion Lists, Ballyea Hill is the 1375th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference R39118 36131, OS 1:50k mapsheet 64
Place visited by: 20 members, recently by: Krzysztof_K, garrettd, JohnRea, Taisce, chelman7, maryblewitt, Stephblewitt, sarahryanowen, FrankMc1964, Fergalh, frankmc04, chalky, eamonoc, sandman, conormcbandon
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Longitude: -8.896668, Latitude: 52.473621, Easting: 139118, Northing: 136131, Prominence: 124m,  Isolation: 5.4km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 539082 636176
Bedrock type: Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone, (Old Red Sandstone (undifferentiated))

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Bly214, 10 char: Balyea Hil

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Picture: Summit Trig.
Ballingarry Village.
by sandman 18 May 2015
Situated adjacent to the village the hill is easily accessible via a forest entrance located between two houses at A (R39791 35683). Access is not an issue as the locals use the plantation for walking in. By following the fire break at the rear of the house on your left which adjacent to the farm boundary will bring you close to the summit area. On reaching the summit ridge go left thru a fence well used for this purpose and you will see the trig in open field on your right. Linkback:
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Picture: Oh, the pain!
This tiny hill may haunt my dreams forever
by garrettd 19 Sep 2022
Having earlier summited Knockfierna and Corronoher I assumed, wrongly as it transpired, that Ballyea Hill would be an easy additional top. I started from Ballingarry, walking as far as the previously prescribed access point at A (R39791 35683). Since the last entry for this hill, the access track at the gate appears to have become completely overgrown and impassable. I continued for another 150m along the road and entered at the next gate , B (R39680 35595), which has a ‘Beware of the bill’ sign. The bull was benign and behind a wire fence. Had he been loose and I wearing a flowing red cape it would have been the least of my problems, as things would unfold. I ascended the good track to where it ended and then into a field. To the right there is a visible forest-edge track which has some thick gorse but nothing too bad. At the top of this track the problems really begin. 50m of the most painful and bloody hiking I can recall. I was on the point of abandonment when above the shoulder-height gorse and bramble appeared the summit trig like a siren on the rocks from an ancient epic tale. I headed for a large patch of fern which merely cloaked the brambles underneath. I circled four times to find a way to the verdant trig area. I couldn’t have come back the same way so picked up the track at C (R39205 36222) , just east of the trig and followed through farmland to the road at D (R39059 37000). I would not recommend this ascent route on any account. I didn’t meet the farmer at the farmyard where I gained the road on my descent so can’t vouch for any issues with access. Someone local must surely know of an easier route to this unassuming hill? Linkback:
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A quick up and down with great views!
by conormcbandon 9 Feb 2015
Summited this hill from the south. Started from a closed gate directly south of the summit. A third is farm track, a third field and a third is firebreak. At the top of the firebreak you have to cross a short section of ferns then a fence into a short section of field with the trig pillar. It's 20 to 30 minutes to the top and back - the gps track is too short to load. Linkback:
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