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Dingle West Area   Cen: Dunquin Subarea
Place count in area: 13, OSI/LPS Maps: 70 
Highest place:
Mount Eagle, 516m
Maximum height for area: 516 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 461 metres,

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Mount Eagle Mountain Sliabh an Iolair A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh an Iolair [OSI], 'mountain of the eagle') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 516m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: V33466 98949
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Longitude: -10.432065, Latitude: 52.117835 , Easting: 33466, Northing: 98949 Prominence: 461m,  Isolation: 3.5km
ITM: 433451 599007,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MntEgl, 10 char: MntEgl
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)

Mount Eagle is the final up-thrust of the Dingle Peninsula, its seaward flanks descending steeply to Slea Head and Dunmore Head (the most westerly point of the Irish mainland), but the islands of the Great Blasket, Inishnabro and Inishvickillane are the partly submerged continuation of the same mountain range. Mount Eagle Lough nestles high in a hollow on the eastern flank. Along the southern slopes in the townlands of Fahan and Glenfahan are the promontory fort of Dunbeg and the remains of a monastic settlement consisting of beehive huts. By comparison, the featureless summit holds little interest except for the spectacular view of West Kerry's Atlantic coast.   Sliabh an Iolair is the highest mountain in the Dingle West area and the 519th highest in Ireland.

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by jackill  6 May 2021
I climbed Mount Eagle with a group of friends to finish off a weekend on the Dingle peninsula. We started at the track GR Q352003 A and followed it to the lake and then just to make it a bit more interesting I went up the steep zigzag path while the others followed the other track around. The views to the islands are exceptional. However the view inland is quite something as well. I took this photo from the summit looking back over the peninsula towards the Brandons on the left, Connor Pass in the centre and the Central Dingle Mountains on the right. On the left is Smerwick harbour and on the right Ventry harbour with Dingle harbour behind. I descended towards Baile an tSleibhe and across a boggy area to meet the track down.
It was a somewhat satisfying end to a slightly disappointing weekend.
I had a mishap while climbing up Baurteguam from the Derrymore Glen the day before where a gust of wind took my feet from under me and sent my spectacles flying. Despite the best efforts of my “sighted” companions we could not find them, and after a jam tart and some soup, we decided to head down. Our trip was not totally in vain we did get some very nice purple stones for Margaret’s flowerbeds and I did manage to make it up Mount Eagle! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/419/comment/2028/
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