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Dunkerron Mountains Area , NE: Knocknagapple Subarea
Feature count in area: 65, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Stumpa Dúloigh 784m

Starting Places (66) in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Ballaghasheen Coilte, Ballaghasheen Pass Viewpoint, Ballaghbeama Gap, Bohacullia, Bridia Valley End, Cahersavane Road, Cahersavane Schoolhouse, Cloon Lough NE, Cloon Lough SE, Coad Cemetery, Coad Road End, Com an Chiste, Coomaclarig Bridge, Coomnahorna River, Coomyanna Bridge, Dereenavurrig, Derreendarragh Church, Derrynane Quay, Dunkerron Mid, Eagles Lough Access Trailhead, Esknaloughoge Forest Trailhead, Fermoyle Farm, Foot Stick Ford Road, Gap of Dunloe Head of, Glashaknockbrassel Stream, Glasheenoultagh Stream, Gortaclohane Lane End, Gortaclohane Lane NE Branch, Gortagowan Wood, Gowlane School Ruin, Gowlanes Wood, Graces Landing, Inchimore West, Isknagahinney Lough E, Kenmare Bridge, Knockanamadane, Knockanaskill N, Knocknasullig, Knocknsallagh Bridge, Laghtacallow, Lissatinnig Bridge Boreen, Looscaunagh Lough W, Lough Barfinnihy CP, Lough Brin S, Lough Coomeen SE, Lough Dromtine NE, Lough Dromtine SE, Lough Fada N, Lough Iskanamacteery N, Lough Iskanamacteery NW, Lough Reagh N, Maghanlawaun Bridia Valley, Molls Gap, Ochtiabh Road, Poulacapple, River Owroe Source, River Sneem Fermoyle Loop, Rossacoosane Mid, Sahaleen Bridge, Scarriff Island, Shamrock Farmhouse B&B, Sneem, Tooreenboy Lough, Tooreennafersha Mid, Tooreennafersha South, Waterville Promenade

Summits & other features in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Knocknagantee Near West Top 628m
Cen: An Bheann Mhór: An Bheann Mhór 674.7m, An Bhinn Láir 514m, Coomcallee 648.9m, Beann na Stiocairí 673.1m, Coomnahorna 590m, Glanbeg 485.8m, Slievenashaska 578m, Slievenashaska South Top 565.4m
Cen: Knocknagantee: Knockmoyle 682.1m, Finnararagh 667m, Cnoc Breasail 591m, Knocknagantee 674.3m, Knocknagantee West Top 553m, Coomnacronia 636m, Coomura Mountain 666m
Cen: Mullaghanattin: An Cnoc Riabhach 534m, Beann 752m, Beann Far SW Top 636.2m, Beann NE Top 692m, Beann South Top 639m, Beann SW Top 657m, Sallagh 570m, Mullaghanattin 773m, Mullaghanattin East Top 594m, Sallagh South-West Top 543m
E: Kenmare: Gortamullin 205m, Knockanaskill 356m, Letter South 362m
N: Knocknacusha: Knocknacusha 547m
NE: Knocknabreeda Ridge: Crossderry 489m, Knocknabreeda 569m, Mothaillín 506m
NE: Knocknagapple: Bascadh 595m, Bascadh West Top 569m, Boughil 631m, Cnoc na gCapall 639m, Knocklomena 641m
NE: Stumpa Dúloigh: Broaghnabinnia 745m, Knockaunanattin 569m, Knockaunanattin West Top 466.1m, Stumpa Dúloigh 784m, Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top 780m, Stumpa Dúloigh SW Top 663m
SW: Caherdaniel: Farraniaragh Mountain 468m, Eagle Hill 155m, Reenearagh 162m, Beenarourke 304m, Knocknasullig 117m, Cahernageeha Mountain 498.7m
SW: Coad ( Castle Cove ): Beenrour 418m, Eagles Hill 549m, Mullaghbeg 509m
SW: Coomduff: Coomduff 244m
SW: Deenish: Deenish Island (2) 144m
SW: Esknaloughoge: Esknaloughoge 416m, Esknaloughoge North Top 420m
SW: Scarriff: Scarriff Island 252m
SW: Sneem: An Bheann Mhór 309.3m, Dereenavurrig Hill 261m, Knockanamadane 270m, Knocknafreaghane 316.5m, Knocknagullion 413m
SW: Staigue: Staigue Top 459m, Staigue NE Top 435m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Boughil, 631m Mountain Buachaill Finnleithid A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Buachaill Finnleithid [OSI], 'cowherd of Finlehid'), Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Boughil is the 238th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V84191 76497, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 158 members, recently by: Ianhhill, rhw, maoris, ToughSoles, Krzysztof_K, jackos, bagoff, NualaB, Hjonna, tryfan, JohnFinn, chelman7, Taisce, derekfanning, annem
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.684318, Latitude: 51.929077, Easting: 84191, Northing: 76497, Prominence: 86m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 484166 576558
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: The mountain is described in c. 1750 by the anonymous author of 'A History of Kerry' (Royal Irish Academy MS 24K43) as Sliavfionleahid, a spacious good mountain in the barony of Dunkieron but more remarkable for the report of having a cowboy or herd on it that never eats, drinks or sleeps, but still found standing, taking a view of the numerous flocks of cattle on said mountain. This is in truth but a stone standing of an end on a place from which there is a full prospect of the rest of said mountain, and att a distance seems to some going by, to be a man, as being much of that shape and size, and is called Buachaill Finnleithid, meaning the aforesaid herd (quoted in TH iv, 29, see also 31). Derreenfinlehid is a townland on the road from Moll’s Gap to Sneem. Kerry’s Buachaill has a number of Irish companions and at least two Scottish ones in Glen Coe, the well-known peaks Buachaille Etive Mòr and Buachaille Etive Beag.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Bghl, 10 char: Boughil

Gallery for Boughil (Buachaill Finnleithid) and surrounds
Summary for Boughil (Buachaill Finnleithid): East end of group of four with classic coum and lough.
Summary created by simon3, jackill 2012-11-01 17:49:03
   picture about Boughil (<em>Buachaill Finnleithid</em>)
Picture: Barfinnihy Lough and Boughil from the east.
Park the car at Barfinnihy Lough where there is quite a large lay by A (V851 768) , room for 10 cars.
Cross the fence at the northern end of the lough and climb up the steep, rocky mountainside handrailing a sheepwire fence to your left which runs all the way to the top
The summit is marked by a small cairn with some wooden posts. The fence continues
on to Cnoc Na Capall
Member Comments for Boughil (Buachaill Finnleithid)

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Picture: The summit in snow
jackill on Boughil
by jackill 2 Feb 2006
I set out to climb Boughil on a cold December day just after Christmas.
It looked like an easy enough challenge to walk over the ridge as far as
Knockomena and return by the same route.
When I arrived at Molls Gap however the entire area was covered in about a foot of fresh snow
with the mountaintops covered over in thick cloud.
I parked the car at Barfinnihy Lough where there is quite a large lay by A (V851 768).
I hopped the fence at the northern end of the lough and started the climb up the steep, rocky mountainside.
It was hard going, made all the harder by the snow and the fact that the ground was wet rather than frozen underneath.
At the 450 meter level visibility was reduced to 30 meters and I was certainly glad of my GPS unit.
As I approached the summit the slope lost some of the severe steepness, which was a welcome break indeed.
The summit is marked by a small cairn with some wooden posts. The fence visible in the photo runs all the way
from the lake to the summit and then on to Cnoc Na Capall
It can be followed all the way with a few short detours to avoid the worst of the rocky slopes.
I walked as far as the even smaller summit cairn of Cnoc na Capall before deciding to call
it a day due to the weather and returned to the car by the same route. Linkback:
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Picture: View of Boughil from east
SDillmore on Boughil
by SDillmore 26 May 2005
Ah, the novelty of daylight past 10pm. Hopped in the car after work, and made the 90 minute schlep to Kerry. Left car at the park in Molls Gap (B (V861 775)), and followed R569 westward for about a km, then briefly took the tertiary road to a bend at C (V850 772). Then, a straight shot up the NE face of Boughil. It's steep, and the ground is a bit soft after rain, but otherwise a nice walk over grassy slopes. Pic below shows Boughil from the fork in the road. Way up is off to the right of the photo border. Linkback:
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milo on Boughil
by milo 6 Jan 2004
First of a chain of 4 summits extending west to Knocklomena. Boughil looks well from near Moll's Gap. This area would be more popular if not overshadowed by steeper peaks such as Mullaghanattin and the Reeks. A circuit of the ridge from the forest entrance SW of Boughil on the Sneem to Killarney road takes about 6 hours if Knocklomena is included or 4 1/2 without. Linkback:
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Picture: "Just" follow the fence...
dbloke on Boughil
by dbloke 16 Feb 2009
Blimey Boughil puts up a good fight! It may be small, but like Peakeen it's very rocky. Except unlike Peakeen it's steeper and rockier. And at this time of year the rocks are wet and slippery. If Peakeen and Boughil were ski slopes, Peakeen would be a nice blue whereas Boughil would be a nasty ungroomed red. There's also a lot of fence hopping involved to get to the top and then over to Cnoc na gCapall. If you come back the same way you have to hop them all again. On a dry day you could have hours of fun finding scrambling routes up here. Linkback:
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Picture: View from top of Boughil
Conor74 on Boughil
by Conor74 14 Apr 2009
Just to show ye that it can be sunny up there too! Taken in April 2009, looking from summit back towards Gap of Dunloe, Purple Mountain and Shehy Mountain Linkback:
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