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Glenbeigh Horseshoe Area
Place count in area: 20, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 78, 83 
Highest place:
Coomacarrea, 772m
Maximum height for area: 772 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 457 metres,

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Mullaghnarakill Mountain Mullach na hAirchille A name in Irish
prob. Ir. Mullach na hAirchille [PDT], 'summit of the secluded spot’ Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 665m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V60084 85056
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Longitude: -10.038013, Latitude: 52.000397 , Easting: 60084, Northing: 85056 Prominence: 90m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 460066 585113,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghnr, 10 char: Mlghnrkl
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

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.   Mullaghnarakill is the 169th highest place in Ireland.

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Stunning Ridge to the North East .. by group   (Show all for Mullaghnarakill)
 
If you go west from the top, the view SW becomes .. by simon3   (Show all for Mullaghnarakill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghnarakill in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/164/comment/15201/
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I climbed this peak about 5 years ago with a coup .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Mullaghnarakill)
 
Climbed Mullaghnarakill today via the NE spur as .. by sbender   (Show all for Mullaghnarakill)
 
Mullaghnarakill can be climbed as part of the wid .. by pdonnelly   (Show all for Mullaghnarakill)
 
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