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Cuilcagh 666m, Benbeg 539m,
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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
Place visited by 429 members. Recently by: peterturner, eeimly, pslat, Paddym99, garybuz, Hjonna, Les135, sfoley, doogleman, jmcg, cactustravelfan, conororourke, IndyMan, dunphymgt, livelife2thefull
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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 169th highest in Ireland. Cuilcagh is the highest point in county Cavan and also the highest in Fermanagh.

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Parked at a park in Gortalughany townland (H16830 .. by thisbliss   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
On Sat. May 23th 2009 a group of 20 made their an .. by kevin dockery   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
Ascent from Gortlughany Car Park .. by Djouce   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
Route from South
by donieg  11 Dec 2019
Climbed Benbeg and Cuilcagh yesterday 29.04.2008. Weather was fine with very good visability, this is an ideal medium effort walk for walkers who have about 3.5 -4hrs to spare. I parked my vehicle at H11960 24491 C in the townland of Altachullion Lower in the Bellavally Gap. There is a gate at this point (not locked) with a gravel track leading up to a telecommunications mast. It is possible to drive up to the mast which leaves a short climb to Benbeg or you can walk up the track to the mast and climb on to Benbeg. I then treked around to the summit onCuilcagh, visibility was excellent with great views all the way, however if the cloud was low or in misty conditions this trek could be more dangerous as the route is along a sheep track with a dangerous d rop on your right hand side as you walk towards Cuilcagh. With this in mind I took some grid references along the route which may be usefull to a person to navigate in bad visibility - Starting at Benbeg - on to H11487 26360 D on to H11476 26525 E on to H11515 26924 F on to H11664 27260 G on to H11828 27662 H on to H11939 27839 I on to the summit of Cuilcagh at H12355 28011 J. I give these reference points as I noticed CSD (experienced walker) in his comment of 22.10.2006 spoke of going off track twice by up to 90 degrees between Benbeg and Cuilcagh in low visibility - a sobering thought considering the steep drop previously mentioned. The views from Cuilcagh on 29.04.2008 were well worth the effort getting there, trekked back to my vehicle via Benbeg. I recommend this walk for somebody that has about four hours to spare and a not too difficult climb. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/165/comment/3074/
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On 3 June, my wife and I hiked up Cuillcagh using .. by Alaskan   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
Took the most straightforward route to the top fr .. by murphysw   (Show all for Cuilcagh)
 
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