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Westmeath Coastal Hill Area
Place count in area: 1, OSI/LPS Maps: 48 
Highest place:
Uisneach, 182m
Maximum height for area: 182 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 87 metres,

Places in area Westmeath Coastal Hill:
Uisneach 182m

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Uisneach Hill Cnoc Uisnigh A name in Irish Irish Westmeath County in Leinster Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural List

Height: 182m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 48 Grid Reference: N29090 48983
Place visited by 9 members. Recently by: FoxyxxxLoxy, sprog, TommyMc, finkey86, Fergalh, melohara, ceadeile, Cormacg, paddyhillsbagger
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Longitude: -7.562505, Latitude: 53.490265 , Easting: 229090, Northing: 248983 Prominence: 87m,  Isolation: 7.2km
ITM: 629033 749005,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Usnch, 10 char: Uisneach


Website http://uisneach.ie/history/   Uisneach is the highest hill in the Westmeath Coastal Hill area and the 1425th highest in Ireland.

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Located on working farm but access usually possib .. by ceadeile   (Show all for Uisneach (Cnoc Uisnigh))
 
Hostile Attitude
by TommyMc  8 Sep 2021
I took a detour up here on a bright winter's Saturday a few years ago after seeing tourist board signage at Slieve Na Calliagh promoting this hill and a number of other attractions across the north midlands. There was a reasonable scattering of cars in the car park at the entrance near an empty office and cafe area. Seeing nobody around, I ambled a few hundred yards of a boreen uphill, finding a few pleasant-looking ringforts as well as a series of monuments, a trig pillar, and nice views over the countryside. In a corner of the site, a guide was leading around a tour group.

On my way down, I was accosted by a lady (presumably the owner) who asked what I was doing. I said I had been looking at the hill. Quite snappily, she told me I had no business being there, that it was a private working farm and that entry was allowed only to pre-booked tour guests, and she asked me what was I going to do about it. I told her it was a bit late now for anything, that I wasn't aware of any restrictions on access (there were no Keep Out or No Entry signs on the area I'd walked) and that I was heading away anyway, so we left it at that, and I returned to my car and left.

I'd have happily paid an entrance fee had one been notified or requested, or even bought a coffee (or more) had an opportunity been offered, but given her hostile attitude and manner I wasn't minded to volunteer to do either.

Needless to say, I won't be back. There are plenty more hills to walk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1515/comment/23267/
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