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Breifne Area   N: 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
Place visited by 578 members. Recently by: DarrenY, westside, bowler, JordanF1, RosieMc, ccartwright, Muscles1960, Marykerry, eimirmaguire, maryblewitt, michaelseaver, chelman7, rhw, claireod5, gdg
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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 170th highest in Ireland. Cuilcagh is the highest point in county Cavan and also the highest in Fermanagh.

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As wild as you can get in NI .. by simongray12190   (Show all for Cuilcagh (Binn Chuilceach))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cuilcagh (<i>Binn Chuilceach</i>) in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: Trig on a cairn
 
True source of the Shannon?
by TommyV  31 Oct 2018
Cuilcagh is the joint CHP of Cavan and Fermanagh, out of respect for both counties I have climbed this mountain twice, once from the Cavan side via Benbrack as described by donieg and also from the Fermanagh side on the impressive boardwalk along the Legnabrocky trail as described by paddyobpc. It's worth checking out the Marble Arch Caves too while you are in the area too. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/165/comment/20128/
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Staircase to heaven/hell? .. by Heathcliff   (Show all for Cuilcagh (Binn Chuilceach))
 
-Legnabrocky Trail .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Cuilcagh (Binn Chuilceach))
 
A southern view of Cuilcagh ridge taken from The .. by walker_hollick   (Show all for Cuilcagh (Binn Chuilceach))
 
Climbed Cuilcagh Yesterday and It was one of the .. by mcna   (Show all for Cuilcagh (Binn Chuilceach))
 
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