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Breifne Area   Cuilcagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 666m
Maximum height for area: 666 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres,

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Cuilcagh Mountain Binn Chuilceach A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Chuilceach [DUPN], 'chalky peak') County Highpoint of Cavan & Fermanagh and in Cavan/ Fermanagh Counties in NI and in Ulster Province, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal Bedrock

Height: 666m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: H12356 28017
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Longitude: -7.811428, Latitude: 54.201026 , Easting: 212356, Northing: 328017 Prominence: 570m,  Isolation: 2.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 612303 828028,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Clcgh, 10 char: Cuilcagh
Bedrock type: Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal, (Lackagh Sandstone Formation)

Cuilcagh lies on the Shannon-Erne watershed. The Shannon rises on the north-western slopes of Cuilcagh at Shannon Pot, a steep-sided pool where the underground river emerges. Strictly speaking, there are streams a mile or two further uphill. Originating in Ulster, the Shannon’s journey through this province lasts less than ten miles, before it enters Connacht. It forms the boundary between Connacht and Leinster for much of its length, and ultimately meets the sea in the province of Munster. Thus it is both a boundary and a link between all four provinces of Ireland. In fact, it even formed the western boundary of the ancient fifth province of Meath. Around Cuilcagh there is a belief concerning the ‘Northern Shannon’, an underground river that supposedly connects the waters at Shannon Pot to the River Claddagh, which emerges at Marble Arch Caves and then flows into the Erne. If Cuilceach genuinely is a variant of cailceach, 'chalky', the name is rather puzzling, as the mountain consists predominantly of sandstone and shale, covered with much bog and heather. Where the rock does outcrop, as at the summit cliffs, it is mainly grey. However, it is possible that the name refers to the limestone rock on the lower northern flanks. Here a number of streams disappear below ground at swallow holes named Cats Hole, Pollawaddy, Pollasumera and Polliniska, all forming part of the Marble Arch cave system. If so, the name would mean 'calcareous' rather than 'chalky'.   Cuilcagh is the highest mountain in the Breifne area and the 167th highest in Ireland. Cuilcagh is the highest point in county Cavan and also the highest in Fermanagh.

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kevin dockery on Cuilcagh, 2008
by kevin dockery  29 Oct 2008
Tuesday 28/10/08 Climbed Cuilcagh from Bellavally Gap and continued onto the Caslin Way plaque near Tiltinbane.There was a considerable snow cover on the ridge - winter had arrived early.It was a glorious sunny afternoon but was bitterly cold.Returned to Gap via the same route. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/165/comment/3405/
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Picture: CHP 3 & 4 - Cavan & Fermanagh
 
County High Point 2018 - Cavan & Fermanagh
by doogleman  13 Feb 2020
Climbed 22-04-18 as part of 32 County High Point Challenge in aid of SLMRT.
This was the third & fourth counties of my challenge and I had never been before. I took the non-tourist approach from the south in the Bellavalley Gap, where there was space for a few cars to park on the side of the road.
The initial part of the route is straightforward as you follow the forestry road up to the Telecoms Mast. From here you pass to the right of the mast on a Northerly heading until you reach a cliff edge to your right.
Even if you have poor visibility as I had, you can fairly easily navigate to the summit by keeping this cliff to your right and following same.
The Cairn is a pile of stones and clearly visible from nearby.
On the descent, I detoured slightly west for a geocache, which due to the fog led to having to pull the compass out to get a bearing back towards the cliff edge.
I cannot comment on the views from this point, as it was about 30m visibility when I was there! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/165/comment/20752/
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