Feature count in area: 15, all in Mayo,
OSI/LPS Maps: 23, 24, 31, 32
Highest Place: Nephin 806m
Starting Places (13) in area East Mayo: Bellanaderg Bridge, Cloondaff Church, Cuilkillew S, Glasheens River, Gortnadrehy South, Gortnadrehy West, L5709 Lugnamannaun River, Lough Ben, Loughanaveeny, Nephin CP Fiddaunduff, Nephin CP Forest Road, R312 Boghadoon, R312 Prughlish
Summits & other features in area East Mayo: E: Charlestown Hills: Knock Hill 213m, Mullaghanoe 234m N: Foxford Hills: Carranarah 197m, Gortnadrehy 143m NW: Nephin: Cuilkillew 130m, Nephin 806m, Tristia 322m NW: Pontoon Hills: Crucknaree 297m, Farbreiga 395m, Knockaglana 154m S: Kiltimagh Hills: Rush Hill 197m, Slieve Carn 262m W: Croaghmoyle: Burren 396m, Croaghmoyle 430m, Muckanagh Hill 220m
Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not
islands as such.
Place Rating ..
, Mayo County in Connacht province, in no lists, Cuilkillew is the 1493th highest place in Ireland. Cuilkillew is the second most northerly summit in the East Mayo area.
Grid Reference G15412 08732,
OS 1:50k mapsheet 23 Place visited by: 4members, recently by: Fergalh, sandman, Garmin, paddyhillsbagger
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Taking the advice from the previous comment to try another route we got permission to park in a farm yard located at Cuilk S (G15405 08208) and access the open hillside. The farmer showed us the way crossing a shaky fence behind a sizable water tank it now became a very easy stroll to the summit up and down very quickly indeed. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1367/comment/18643/
Try another route!
5 Apr 2015
I parked on the R315 outside a house and got friendly advice from the owners about how to get to the top of Cuilkillew. The usual small hill scourge of heavy undergrowth deterred my first line of ascent so I ended up scaling the near vertical NW face of this hill to get to the flattish summit. Not recommended! An easier ascent might be made from the North along a tree line where the gradient is more relaxed. Great views of Nephin and Lough Conn from the summit. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1367/comment/17908/