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Dunkerron Mountains Area
Place count in area: 65, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

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Boughil Mountain Buachaill Finnleithid A name in Irish
(Ir. Buachaill Finnleithid [OSI], 'cowherd of Finlehid') Kerry County, 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 233rd highest place in Ireland.

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East end of group of four with classic coum and l .. by group   (Show all for Boughil)
 
I set out to climb Boughil on a cold December day .. by jackill   (Show all for Boughil)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Boughil in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View of Boughil from east
 
SDillmore on Boughil, 2005
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 (861 775 B), and followed R569 westward for about a km, then briefly took the tertiary road to a bend at 850 772 C. 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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/227/comment/1718/
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First of a chain of 4 summits extending west to K .. by milo   (Show all for Boughil)
 
Blimey Boughil puts up a good fight! It may be sm .. by dbloke   (Show all for Boughil)
 
Just to show ye that it can be sunny up there too .. by Conor74   (Show all for Boughil)
 
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