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Hungry Hill Mountain Cnoc Daod A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Daod [OSI] or Daod [T6000], 'hill of the tooth/set of
teeth'))
Cork County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 685m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V76088 49726
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Longitude: -9.792489, Latitude: 51.686853 , Easting: 76088, Northing: 49726 Prominence: 400m,  Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 476065 549793,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HngrHl, 10 char: Hungry Hil
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Hungry Hill is the title of a novel by Daphne du Maurier based on the story of the family of her friend, Christopher Puxley, whose family acquired Dunboy Castle and its lands after the defeat of Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare. The copper mines located on the hill in the novel are in reality further west near Allihies. The second element of the Irish name, Cnoc Daod, has long been regarded as obscure, but it is probably simply a dialectal variant of déad meaning ‘tooth’, ‘jaw’ or ‘set of teeth’. A family living at the foot of the hill are known locally as the Bun Daods.   Hungry Hill is the highest mountain in the Caha Mountains area and the 135th highest in Ireland. Hungry Hill is the second most southerly summit in the Caha Mountains area. Hungry Hill is the third highest point in county Cork.

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Picture: Towards Knocknagree
 
Surrounded by walls of rock
by Colin Murphy  16 May 2011
Besides its own amazing aspect of giant sloping ridges of rock, the ascent of Hungry Hill from the north offers spectacular views to the west of the eastern face of Knocknagree East top, itself a solid mass of rock rising to 461m above the beautiful Glanmore Valley, complete with waterfall, which winds its way into a lush green pasture. Accompanying shot gives some small sense of this view. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/6352/
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seanandbrita on Hungry Hill, 2004
by seanandbrita  9 Sep 2004
This was the first time we've gone hill walking, and we hadn't exactly been planning on it, but the weather was great and we couldn't resist the challenge. We started from the south side, on the road from Glengarrif to Castletownbere. About 4 miles after Adrigole police station there is a track on the right hand side of the road where we parked. You can take this track further up the hill if you want. It seemed rough but drivable. We headed in a generally north-westerly direction. It started out a bit scrambly and rough, 3 or 4 fences to climb over, but nothing too difficult ,and passed some walking track markers no. 28-31. After a while it evened out to a gentle slope, beautiful views of the bay behind us - enjoy this bit and then prepare for the pretty steep incline ahead! It gets a good bit steeper, and soon enough you're climbing. Once we got to this point we were closer to the west side of the hill and from here we pretty much headed directly up to the summit, following a dry river bed every now and then. After 1 3/4 hours we reached the top, but were unfortunately surrounded by cloud..... Well worth it though. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/1175/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hungry Hill in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View on Bear Island - where ridge meets grassy platform - loch park down the ridge
SW ridge on a sunshiny day
by yambox  4 Aug 2011
Climbed Hungry hill on June 10th 2011 - Me and my wife were all alone on this beautiful panoramic mountain, even on this sunny and warm day. As a Belgian mountaineer, I found a lot of information on this website so I concern it as my duty to share my experiences during our 15 day Ireland round-trip on which we climbed several summits all over south and west Ireland.

Lewvalton's description is the most accurate when you are attempting to climb the SW ridge.
In addition I would like to add following comments :
- Taking the r-hand turn off the R572 and driving up the small road nearly to the gate closing off the road some 500 m before Loch Park is an adventure on its own. The road is very small and there are nearly no crossing opportunities. Be careful.
- At loch park one could climb slightly to the right up to the notch, but it is highly advisable also to climb the initial section. To do so, just walk around Loch Park and walk some 200 meter further down the road leaving the rock at your r-hand side. Beware not to start climbing too early since the start section could be quite hard.
- When leaving the ridge, the platform towards the huge cairn at point 667m is quite peaty, but was dry on the day we climbed.
- Going downhill on the south face is like walking in a labyrinth of rocks. One should go straight down south at the point were the SW ridge meets the grassy platform. Continue going down until you meet the "green highway" down to the west and leading towards Loch Park. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/6459/
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simon3 on Hungry Hill, 2003
by simon3  27 Apr 2003
This photo shows a huge and very visible cairn at spot height 667 on the OS 1:50k map. The actual summit complete with trig pillar is on the skyline and is some 500m North across the “cushiony turf”. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/450/
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milo on Hungry Hill, 2003
by milo  29 Apr 2003
Two special memories are : A Russian armada of some fifty trawlers and support ships filling Berehaven below me one Good Friday in the mid-eighties : A walking friend being overtaken by a 'strong weakness' from hunger on this very summit and the mighty steak which was administered in Casys Hotel by way of a cure. Picture shows the summit from the shoulder of Derryclancy with Coomadavallig Lake Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/456/
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Picture: Ascending the SE ridge, Hungry hill.
 
A super hill..
by scannerman  8 Jul 2016
Climbed Hungry Hill on Tuesday 5th of July last.

What a super mountain.Steep and rocky with some stunning vistas. A mixture of walking, scrambling, balancing on rock steps, avoiding sheer walls but defeating and being defeated by some challenging gullies.

We did most of it in a thick mist accompanied by light rain which enveloped the mountain as we ascended the SE ridge. We had planned the SW ridge but it looked too exposed with the weather coming in.

Interesting to find such a boggy top considering the rocky profile but the long slog to the summit trig in a complete fog-out was'nt fun.

Going down was however. The mist grew thicker to the point of 5m visibility and the ground became very steep. We had gone off route and were descending the south face. Some very exposed cliff loomed out of the fog so rather than climb back up to gain the ridge we traversed SW along the face until easier ground found us safe passage off the hill. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/130/comment/18593/
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