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Nephin Begs Area , E: Birreencorragh Subarea
Feature count in area: 28, all in Mayo, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 30, 31, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-WNN, EW-WNS
Highest Place: Slieve Carr 721m

Starting Places (24) in area Nephin Begs:
Altnabrocky Adirondack Shelter, Bellanaderg Bridge, Brogan Carroll Bothy, Bunnahowna Bridge, Bunnahowna River, Burrishoole Loop, Cloondaff Church, Deel River, Furnace Lough E, Glasheens River, Glendahurk Bridge, Glennamong Bridge, LFeeagh E Treenbeg Cottage, LFeeagh E Treenbeg School Ruin, Lough Avoher Hut, Lough Feeagh, Lough Gall NW Mayo, Loughanawillan Loughs Track, Mulranny Post Office, R312 Boghadoon, R312 Prughlish, Srahduggaun, Tarsaghaunmore River, Wild Nephin Wilderness

Summits & other features in area Nephin Begs:
Cen: Glennamong: Bengorm 582m, Bengorm NW Top 468m, Corranabinnia 716m, Corranabinnia SW Top 687m, Glennamong 628m, Glennamong East Top 415m, Tirkslieve 401m
Cen: Nephin Beg: Aroher Hill 285m, Lettertrask 279m, Nephin Beg 627m, Nephin Beg South Top 410m
E: Birreencorragh: Birreencorragh 698m, Birreencorragh South Top 564m, Birreencorragh West Top 551m, Buckoogh 588m, Bullaunmore 388m, Knockaffertagh 517m, Mount Eagle 427m, Srahmore 186m, Srahrevagh North 282m
NW: Slieve Carr: Bunmore 243m, Sheeanmore 282m, Slieve Alp 329m, Slieve Carr 721m, Tawnyanruddia 531m
SW: Maunthomas: Claggan Mountain NE Top 501m, Maumthomas NE Top 440m, Maumthomas SW Top 477m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Buckoogh, 588m Mountain Boc Umhach A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Boc Umhach [OSNB], 'eminence rich in copper'), Buckagh, Buaice, Mayo County in Connacht province, in Arderin Lists, Buckoogh is the 320th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference F99500 01742, OS 1:50k mapsheet 31
Place visited by: 68 members, recently by: oakesave, srr45, paddyhillsbagger, tonio22, CusackMargaret, learykid, johncusack, a3642278, Wes, elizauna, Ulsterpooka, philmchale, annem, markwallace, phonohan
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.531696, Latitude: 53.955306, Easting: 99500, Northing: 301742, Prominence: 423m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 499472 801753
Bedrock type: Schists, aluminous schists, pebbly grits, (Buckoogh Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Bckgh, 10 char: Buckoogh

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/299/
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Summary for Buckoogh (Boc Umhach): Somewhat separated peak, great sea views, boggy top.
Summary created by simon3, jackill 2018-06-13 08:21:36
            MountainViews.ie picture about Buckoogh (<em>Boc Umhach</em>)
Picture: Buckoogh from Birreencorragh South Top
Currently the easiest route is from the SE. Park at the gate at A (G015 002) and follow the line of an old wall beside the forest up the hill.

The route from the east starts by parking at B (G014 015) at the side of the forest track. There is a lot of nuisance clearfell to cross before the easy going of the open hillside. Climb parallel to the forest boundary following a small stream, aiming for the rim of the small corrie lough backed by steep slopes. From the south end of the lough climb steeply above the lough, pick up a fenceline and follow towards the summit along the edge of the corrie.

It is also possible to go up from the SW following a ridge from C (L977 989). This has the advantage of great views on the ascent and descent.

The broad summit area is really unpleasant and muddy.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/299/comment/5059/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Buckoogh (<em>Boc Umhach</em>)
Picture: Buckoogh from the west
gerrym on Buckoogh
by gerrym 1 Oct 2005
Climbed from the eastern side, which is accessed from a forest track running along the Skerdagh river. Parked at B (G014 015) at the side of the forest track. There is an area of open hillside here bounded on either side by forest which gives a clear view to the summit of Buckoogh. There is a small area of nuisance clearfell to cross before the easy going of the open hillside. Climb parallel to the forest boundary following a small stream, aiming for the rim of the small corrie lough backed by steep slopes. From the S end of the lough climb steeply above the lough, hands may be necessary depending on how steep you want to make it. Pick up a fenceline and follow towards the summit along the edge of the corrie. Great views across the lough to Glenlara and Birreencorragh to the east which are now vying with views to the SW across Clew Bay to Croagh Patrick and the jumble of mountains behind, including a cloud topped Mweelra.
Have to break away from the corrie rim to reach the broad summit area which is really unpleasant as Simon has commented. There are stunning views from the top in all directions and with the clarity of vision I wonder what the mountains far to the east were? Took about one hour to reach the top and I then dropped down steeply by the N ridge. Very easy going and can follow fence line along boundary of the forest. I crossed the fence and cut through an area of recent clearfell with newly planted Sitka Spruce, not too difficult underfoot and soon reached forest track. A right turn and downhill brought me back onto the main foresdt track through the valley and I was back at the car in 2 1/4 hours. I used the 1995 map which shows a track running right around the base of Buckoogh to the N - this is no longer there. A short but rewarding climb to an excellent vantage point over the rest of the Nephin Beg range - no one else about on this fine day. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/299/comment/1974/
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simon3 on Buckoogh
by simon3 19 Aug 2003
Buckoogh is an isolated peak positioned between the Bengorm/ Corranabinnia area to its west and the Glenlara/ Birreencorragh/ Knockaffertagh area to its east. On the day this picture was taken we had to descend to under 400 metres to get below the cloud base. From here the vantage point can give stunning views, though it was somewhat misty on the occasion the picture was taken. The body of water at the front of the picture is Furnace Lough which connects to the sea through a narrow channel, not obvious in the picture. The islands beyond are in Newport Bay, the north eastern part of Clew Bay. Shrouded in mist on the other side of this is the impressive bulk of Croagh Patrick. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/299/comment/613/
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simon3 on Buckoogh
by simon3 19 Aug 2003
We parked on the higher of the two roads to the east of Lough Feeagh at around C (L977 989) and just started climbing onto the unfenced mountain. Doing this means that you are ascending from the SW of the peak, along the line of a cliff. The day was windy, with drizzle or rain for perhaps half the time. The ascent is relatively easy – by keeping near to the cliff you can avoid a fenced area which extends for an early part of the ascent. The land from this side is convex. The summit is reached across grass and rushes. As you near it the slope flattens out. The going underfoot turns from good to atrocious – almost unvegetated bare bog. The photo shows the indistinct summit area. No doubt the view to Lough Nambrackkeagh to the NE would be interesting as the cliffs are around 220m high but we couldn’t see even 10m clearly. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/299/comment/611/
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Buckoo Bucks!
by ckilm 22 Apr 2018
Followed route suggested by Jackill from the east side of Buckoogh and found the nuisance clearfell has worsened over the years since that comment. Would not recommend it at all now. An easier alternative route (which I used on the descent) would be to park at the gate at A (G015 002) and follow the line of an old wall beside the forest up the hill. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/299/comment/19899/
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Choose your peat hag!
by paddyhillsbagger 15 Oct 2023
Climbed on an absolutely gorgeous October morning from the SE route. Stunning views all around. The flat boggy area at the summit was no problem for my wellies. Chose this peat hag as the top as it appears other climbers have added stones to it over time. There is a lone fence post nearby as well as a functioning well kept fence to the North keeping the sheep cordoned in. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/299/comment/24061/
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