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Breifne Area   Cuilcagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 665m
Maximum height for area: 665 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, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal Bedrock

Height: 665m 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 163rd highest in Ireland. Cuilcagh is the highest point in county Cavan and also the highest in Fermanagh.

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Braving the landslide! .. by AdrianneB   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
Any guide book or description of Cuilcagh I've se .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
Ascent from Bellavally Gap .. by bsheils   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
Wonderful Wilderness approached from the South .. by concorde   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
A walk on the wild side ! .. by Heathcliff   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
Stairway to be done more than once
by scarecrow  27 Aug 2017
3rd/4th CHP - Headed for Marble Arch Caves and carpark is 60m beyond entrance on left. We had camper so stayed over night so we were ready to leave first thing the next morning. it cost 5 euro to park there which was no issue for us at all. Weather was wet with a few moments of dry so wear proper footwear. There is a path which can become slightly water logged at times but it leads directly to the boardwalk. This is amazing and after a night of solid rain the grip is brilliant. The top was covered in mist and very mucky after all the rain. This only took 3 hours up and down from carpark. There is also someone serving coffee and fresh homemade cakes in the carpark, really impressed. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/165/comment/19704/
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