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Glenbeigh Horseshoe Area , Cen: Glenbeigh Horseshoe Subarea
Feature count in area: 20, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 78, 83, EW-R
Highest Place: Coomacarrea 772m

Starting Places (24) in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe:
Ballaghasheen Coilte, Ballaghasheen Pass Viewpoint, Cahernaman, Caunoge Boreen, Cloon Lough NE, Cloon Lough SE, Coolnahornan Bridge, Coomaclarig Bridge, Coomaglaslaw Outflow, Coomasaharn Lake, Coosatemple Cove, Coulagh Bridge Road, Drung Hill Layby, Gleensk Forest, Gleensk Viaduct, Glenbeigh Village, Lissatinnig Bridge Boreen, Lough Brista Wood, Lough Cappanlea OEC, Lough Caragh SW, River Behy Road, River Ferta Source, River Owroe Source, Roads Lough

Summits & other features in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe:
Cen: Glenbeigh Horseshoe: Been Hill 651m, Beenmore 660m, Beenreagh 495m, Coomacarrea 772m, Drung Hill 640m, Keamconneragh 593m, Macklaun 607m, Meenteog 715m, Mullaghnarakill 665m, Teeromoyle Mountain 760m
N: Glenbeigh: Callahaniska 219m, Coolroe 414m, Curra Hill 275m, Seefin 493m
S: Caunoge: Caunoge 502m
S: Knocknagapple: Colly 679m, Knocknagapple 466m, Knocknagapple NW Top 458m, Meenteog South-East Top 565m
W: Mount Foley: Mount Foley 355m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Mullaghnarakill, 665m Mountain Mullach na hAirchille A name in Irish,
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prob. Ir. Mullach na hAirchille [PDT], 'summit of the secluded
spot’
, Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Mullaghnarakill is the 171st highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V60084 85056, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78/83
Place visited by: 143 members, recently by: rhw, orlaithfitz, maoris, SeanPurcell, ToughSoles, Krzysztof_K, Beti13, bagoff, chelman7, farmerjoe, Oscar-mckinney, Blackstar, Carolyn105, Kiwitrekker, Moses
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -10.038013, Latitude: 52.000397, Easting: 60084, Northing: 85056, Prominence: 90m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 460066 585113
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)
Notes on name: The sharp ridge which climbs to Mullaghnarakill between Coomaglaslaw and Coomnacronia provides one of the most challenging walks in the Glenbeigh Horseshoe area. The lower part of this ridge is known locally as Drom an Bháid or Bottom of the Boat, from its resemblance to an upturned keel. The second element of Mullaghnarakill appears to be a modern Irish form of a rare Old Irish word airchel, and can be compared with Welsh argel, ‘secluded spot, hiding place, sanctuary’. Errigal in Donegal is probably an instance of the same word, but the -g- there indicates Brittonic-type lenition, whereas Mullaghnarakill seems to reflect a more typically Goidelic development. It is interesting to note that the Brittonic form is found in a northern name while the Goidelic form occurs in a southern one. Probably related to Mullaghnarakill are the townland names Coolnaharragill Lower/Upper (Cúil na hEargaile), even though these show a -g-. These two townlands are located NE of Mullaghnarakill at the foot of the mountains near Mountain Stage. The secluded spot referred to in these names seems to be the valley of the River Behy, or some part of it. It should be noted that this interpretation is supported as the correct one by the absence of any early church site (aireagal (m.) < Lat. oraculum) and the indications that the word in question is not masculine but feminine.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghnr, 10 char: Mlghnrkl

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Summary for Mullaghnarakill (Mullach na hAirchille): Stunning Ridge to the North East
Summary created by Onzy 2014-05-29 13:12:50
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Picture: Ascending the north east ridge
Mullaghnarakill is normally experienced as a small rise on the main ridge of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe walk. However, to its north-east, a spectacular ridge rises to the summit between the coums of Coomnacronia and Coomaglaslaw. Though this ridge can be easily ascended, descent would be difficult. The ridge is narrow and exposed on both sides, however the footing is good and hands need to be used only at a couple of points. Views into both coums are spectacular.

A number of routes can take in Mullaghnarakill. The main Glenbeigh Horseshow taking in the entire ridge from Macklaun to Drung Hill is the most obvious. Perhaps the best starting point for the complete circuit is around A (V64812 86761) - it should take 7-8 hours. Another possible circuit is that of Coomnacronia, which involves ascending the north-east ridge directly to Mullaghnarakill and taking in Been Hill, Beenmore and Drung Hill. A good starting point for this would be at the bridge at CumGlas OF (V62202 87010) - about 4.5 hours. A further possibility from the same starting point would be to ascend directly to Keamconneragh and to make a circuit around both Coomaglaslaw and Coomnacronia taking in from Keamconneragh to Drung Hill - about 6 hours.
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Member Comments for Mullaghnarakill (Mullach na hAirchille)
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Mullaghnarakill (<em>Mullach na hAirchille</em>)
Picture: Kerry sea, hill and sheep.
simon3 on Mullaghnarakill
by simon3 23 Aug 2005
If you go west from the top, the view SW becomes another Kerry classic. The inlet nearest to us is part of Valencia River with Cahersiveen on the left side at the narrower part before the water widens. On the skyline is the magnificently named Geokaun (266m) to the right and the further summit is Foiltagarriff, 11km away. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/1907/
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Picture: Tricky NE Approach
North East ridge
by Onzy 30 Sep 2013
Followed the route as described by Sbender on this page, up the NE spur to Mullaghnarakill, then over Been Hill, Beenmore and Drung Hill.

The spur is the highlight of the route, narrow, challenging and slow, but not particularly technical, a scramble which is tricky in parts, but which is very satisfying to complete. Approaching from the valley, there is one false top, after which the ascent becomes progressively steeper, with hands needing to be used more as you rise.

Route recorded in track 2343. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/15201/
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pdtempan on Mullaghnarakill
by pdtempan 24 Jun 2009
I climbed this peak about 5 years ago with a couple of friends by the obvious ridge coming from the NE which rises up between the lakes of Coomnacronia and Coomaglaslaw and makes straight for the summit. I mustn't have had my camera with me that day, as the scenery was very dramatic and the weather fine, but I've no pics to show for it. I notice that nobody has commented on this route on this page. I guess a lot of people do this peak as part of a longer walk taking in many or all of the peaks on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe, but I'm surely not the only one who has spotted this striking ridge and felt compelled to take up the challenge. pdonnelly points out that a short, sharp circuit of Coomaglaslaw is also a possibility, and one I would throughly recommend. Your best bet is to do the tougher ridge up to Mullaghnarakill on the way up, and then to descend via the airy but easy arete (called Keamconneragh) to Coomreagh, finishing in Coomasaharn. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/3883/
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sbender on Mullaghnarakill
by sbender 11 Oct 2009
Climbed Mullaghnarakill today via the NE spur as described by pdtempan. I spotted this ridge last week when I did the Coomasaharn HS and just had to do it!! Unfortunately the weather wasn't great for it, visibility was down to 50m. So, I don't have any pictures either.
the best access is via the track just after the bridge CumGlas OF (V622 870), it splits after a short bit, just stay left. This will bring you right to the nose of the spur. It is a nice easy scramble with dramatic drops on both sides (which I couldn't really see). After you reach the summit, you can take Beenhill, Beenmore and Drung Hill. Descent E-SE to bring you back to the bridge. There is parking for only a few cars near the bridge and the road is very narrow. I will have to go back one day when the weather is better, so I can see the views. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/4199/
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pdonnelly on Mullaghnarakill
by pdonnelly 29 Mar 2005
Mullaghnarakill can be climbed as part of the wider Glenbeigh horseshoe or more interestingly as a part of a shorter circuit around Coomaglaslaw lake . The summit is dome shaped with a boulder strewn top. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/1608/
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