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West Limerick Area   E: Ballingarry Subarea
Place count in area: 5, OSI/LPS Maps: 64, 65, 72, 73 
Highest place:
Knockanimpaha, 344m
Maximum height for area: 344 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 173 metres,

Places in area West Limerick:
E: Ballingarry:   Ballyea Hill 214mCorronoher 272.1mKnockfeerina 288m
S: Templeglantine:   Glenmore Hill 292m
W: Newcastle West:   Knockanimpaha 344m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Ballyea Hill Hill Limerick County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone Bedrock

Height: 214m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 64 Grid Reference: R39118 36131
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,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bly214, 10 char: Balyea Hil
Bedrock type: Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone, (Old Red Sandstone (undifferentiated))

Ballyea Hill is the 1374th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyea Hill  in area West Limerick, Ireland
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 R3979135683 starA. 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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1274/comment/17990/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyea Hill  in area West Limerick, Ireland
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 R3979135683 starA. 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 , R39680 35595 starB, 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 R39205 36222 starC , just east of the trig and followed through farmland to the road at R39059 37000 starD. 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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1274/comment/23656/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyea Hill  in area West Limerick, Ireland
 
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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1274/comment/17838/
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