Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
Tutorial Area
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions

An Cnoc Fada: The majesty of the Poisoned Glen in the snow

Tomies Mountain: Light on Tomies and Purple

Derrygarriff: Free as a bird

Foardal: Beyond a shadow of a doubt

The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6

The Beara-Breifne Way Day5

Enjoy your trip

Hillocks

Foardal: Simple approach from NW

The Beara-Breifne Way Day7

The Beara-Breifne Way Day4

Derrygarriff: Fine summit, easily reached.

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Rating graphic.
Bencullagh Mountain An Chailleach A name in Irish
(Ir. An Chailleach [OSI], 'the hag') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 632m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L75576 53724
Place visited by 157 members. Recently by: hivisibility, ckilm, JimMc, flynnke, dodser, DeltaP, Cathal-Kelly, eamonoc, Philhanson, Lauranna, murney, jlk, fingal, thomas_g, IainT
I have visited this place: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.876624, Latitude: 53.518933 , Easting: 75576, Northing: 253724 Prominence: 154m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 475553 753745,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnc632, 10 char: Bencullagh
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

A woman known as Cailleach an Chlocháin, 'the witch of Clifden', was a famous character in the 19th century.   An Chailleach is the 232nd highest place in Ireland.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/226/?PHPSESSID=ajt2t9ob4fjgos8tvt236598i6
COMMENTS for An Chailleach 1 of 1
Part of an E-W or W-E route .. by group   (Show all for An Chailleach)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Chailleach in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Beefy Bencullagh
 
Views near and far
by wicklore  8 Jun 2010
When approaching from Muckanaght, the climb up to Bencullagh is not as steep or high as the previous climb up to Muckanaght from Benfree. Neither are its northern slopes as steep or rugged as Muckanaght. That being said, it is still an impressive mountain and has great views back to Benbaun, Benbreen and Bencollaghduff, as well as distant views to the myriad lakes leading to Roundstone. Bencullagh also offers a fantastic viewpoint both into the Polladirk and Owenglin River valleys which are to the north and south of it respectively. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/226/comment/5861/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
An October view of the summit and its mighty cair .. by simon3   (Show all for An Chailleach)
 
An Chailleach/ Bencullagh, central in this Decemb .. by simon3   (Show all for An Chailleach)
 
(End of comment section for An Chailleach.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.