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Dunkerron Mountains Area   NE: Knocknagapple Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

Places in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Cen: An Bheann Mhór:   An Bheann Mhór 674.7mAn Bhinn Láir 514mCoomcallee 648.9mBeann na Stiocairí 673.1mCoomnahorna 590mGlanbeg 485.8mSlievenashaska 578mSlievenashaska South Top 565.4m
Cen: Knocknagantee:   Knockmoyle 684mFinnararagh 667mCnoc Breasail 591mKnocknagantee 676mKnocknagantee West Top 553mCoomnacronia 636mCoomura Mountain 666m
Cen: Mullaghanattin:   An Cnoc Riabhach 534mBeann 752mBeann Far SW Top 636.2mBeann NE Top 692mBeann South Top 639mBeann SW Top 657mSallagh 570mMullaghanattin 773mMullaghanattin East Top 594mSallagh South-West Top 543m
E: Kenmare:   Gortamullin 205mKnockanaskill 356mLetter South 362m
N: Knocknacusha:   Knocknacusha 547m
NE: Knocknabreeda Ridge:   Crossderry 489mKnocknabreeda 569mMothaillín 506m
NE: Knocknagapple:   Bascadh 595mBascadh West Top 569mBoughil 631mCnoc na gCapall 639mKnocklomena 641m
NE: Stumpa Dúloigh:   Broaghnabinnia 745mKnockaunanattin 569mKnockaunanattin West Top 467mStumpa Dúloigh 784mStumpa Dúloigh SE Top 780mStumpa Dúloigh SW Top 663m
SW: Caherdaniel:   Farraniaragh Mountain 468mEagle Hill 155mReenearagh 162mBeenarourke 304mKnocknasullig 117mCahernageeha Mountain 498.7m
SW: Coad ( Castle Cove ):   Beenrour 418mEagles Hill 549mMullaghbeg 509m
SW: Coomduff:   Coomduff 244m
SW: Deenish:   Deenish Island (2) 144m
SW: Esknaloughoge:   Esknaloughoge 416mEsknaloughoge North Top 420m
SW: Scarriff:   Scarriff Island 252m
SW: Sneem:   An Bheann Mhór 309.3mDereenavurrig Hill 261mKnockanamadane 270mKnocknafreaghane 313mKnocknagullion 413m
SW: Staigue:   Staigue Top 459mStaigue NE Top 435m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Boughil Mountain Buachaill Finnleithid A name in Irish (Ir. Buachaill Finnleithid [OSI], 'cowherd of Finlehid') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 631m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V84191 76497
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Longitude: -9.684318, Latitude: 51.929077 , Easting: 84191, Northing: 76497 Prominence: 86m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 484166 576558,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bghl, 10 char: Boughil
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

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.   Boughil is the 235th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Boughil (<i>Buachaill Finnleithid</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Squall over Moll's Gap from Boughil
 
Walking In The Clouds
by paulocon  10 Aug 2011
I didn't know it at the time but this was my first walk in over 7 months. Holidaying in the area, I picked Boughil as an easy walk to break myself back into it. Navigationally, it's as easy as it comes - simply follow the fence at the Northern end of Barfinny Lough all the way to the summit. You may need to cross the fence a couple of times unless you fancy a scramble. After the initial short stretch, the going quickly gets quite tough with steep ground in places.


Cloud had engulfed the summit by the time I reached it and with firm commitments in place to be back early morning to take our three-year old to the playground in Kenmare, I decided against crossing to Cnoc na gCapall.


Weird experience on the way down where unusual cloud-cover provided 'peep-holes' across the surrounding landscape. It really felt like I was walking in the clouds - a pretty unnerving feeling. Typically, the views opened up completely as I got back below the summit - the joys of the Irish Hills!

Will upload a few pics when I get them off the camera. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/6471/
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cemalina on Boughil, 2010
by cemalina  22 Feb 2010
Did a circular walk starting at Barfinnity Lough around by Boughil rock onto Boughil & back to the small car park by Barfinnity Lough yesterday. Its a nice climb up from the path by Boughil rock. The snow was wonderful & weather brilliant. If you fancy a great relaxing climb & brilliant views then this walk excels Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/4421/
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oldsoldier on Boughil, 2009
by oldsoldier  5 Aug 2009
As a prelude to Tomies and Purple I had a lovely stroll on Boughil. I parked my car at V85150 76910 starA. This is just below the junction to the Black valley on the Sneem road after Molls Gap, parking for 6/7 cars. I walked back towards the Junction and crossed the road after 60 metres or so. From the right bank of the lake there is a fence going all the way to the top. This fence is visible all along the route to the col from the road. 62 minutes up and 45 minutes down. Super views. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/4004/
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ONATOP ABOVE MOLL
by sandman  1 Jul 2013
From Molls Gap park on a lay-by of the R568 at V8505875897 starB room for 4 cars . Walk to point V8509975699 starC old sheep pen go thru gate ,basically follow the fence to the top . Thrust me the climb is a lot easier than it looks from the road. Having reached the summit i headed across to Cnoc na gCapall again an easy accent. As time was not on my side i returned to the col between the two and returned by dropping down and skirting Boughil back to the farm track marked on the map 78 and exit back to the R568 at farm gate at point V8480275286 starD . On a good day fantastic. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/15028/
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eric on Boughil, 2006
by eric  10 Jan 2006
This photograph was taken south of the of main Sneem to Killarney road. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/2138/
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Lung Bursting Ascent
by ciarraioch  4 Nov 2012
Having funked out at the end of the ridge walk from Cnoc na Mionáin/Knocklomena due to fading daylight last January, the Halo and I finally addressed our unfinished business with Buachaill Finleithid. We followed the fence to the north of Loch Barr Finnithe. Wet steep and slippery, I landed on my posterior on several occasions. Great views across Molls Gap and the sinuous Killarney-Kenmare road back to Loch Luascánach and Torc. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/14860/
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