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West Cork Mountains Area   S Cen: Nowen Subarea
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 704.8m
Maximum height for area: 704.8 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

Places in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea:   Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470mMaughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More:   Shehy More 545.6mShehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh:   Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane:   Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce:   Douce Mountain 476mDoughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran:   Barnastooka 497mBealick 537mCarran 604mCarran Far NE Top 561mCarran Far North Top 506mCarran NE Top 555mCarran South Top 567mKnockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar:   Conigar 566mConigar SW Top 566mFoilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart:   Carrigalougha 423mCoomataggart 530mCoomataggart SW Top 509mDerrineanig 304mLackabaun 472mMweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk:   Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy:   Barraboy Mountain 460mBarraboy Mountain Far East Top 456mBarraboy Mountain SE Top 409mDerroograne 468mTurners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy:   Caoinkeen 692.8mCaoinkeen South-East Top 553.5mCoomhola Mountain 472mKnockboy 704.8mKnockboy North Top 651.2mKnockboy South Top 533.3mThe Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh:   Bird Hill 412mCoomclogherane Top 449mGullaba Hill 603mKnockbrack 440mKnockbrack South Top 458mKnocknamanagh 637mKnocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills:   Cashloura 296.8mCoolsnaghtig 295.8mInchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen:   Milane Hill 354.4mMullaghmesha 494.3mNowen Hill 535.2mNowen Hill Far West Top 405.2mNowen Hill SW Top 509mPookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills:   Carrigfadda 311.7mKilleigh Hill 229mKnockarudane Hill 169mKnockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen:   Barryroe Hill 156mLick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen:   Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry:   Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Mullaghmesha Hill Mullach Méise A name in Irish Cork County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Cross-bedded sandstone & minor mudstone Bedrock

Height: 494.3m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W09094 51396
Place visited by 43 members. Recently by: simon3, frostie89, tfm9, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, eamonoc, GerSomers, Fergalh, chelman7, Icecoldmiko, jgfitz, conorb, learykid, liz50, gerlo
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Longitude: -9.315817, Latitude: 51.708175 , Easting: 109094, Northing: 51396 Prominence: 209.32m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 509064 551463,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghms, 10 char: Mlghmsh
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone & minor mudstone, (Toe Head Formation)

Mullaghmesha is the 586th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghmesha (<i>Mullach Méise</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From Nowen Far West
 
Great views from flat topped summit on waymarked way.
Short Summary created by pdtempan, simon3, jackill  30 Jun 2021
Park at W10378 51710 A a forest entrance, room for 2 cars. Walk downhill to the north for a few hundred meters and cross the stile for the Sheeps Head way to your left. Follow the well marked (yellow paint) trail through the trees and out onto open hillside. Follow the regular Sheeps Head way marker posts to the summit. The summit is marked by a small cairn next to a wire fence crossed by another stile.
This is the place to view Bantry Bay and Cork's highest, Knockboy. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/478/comment/5237/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghmesha (<i>Mullach Méise</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View over Bantry Bay from Mullaghmesha
Great view over West cork
by bernice  2 Aug 2011
A wonderful view of West Cork climbing Mullaghmesha. Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay can be seen at the same time and this on a day of medium to poor visibility. On a good day the whole of West Cork can be seen. A well preserved habitat of heath, grass, wildflower and lough. well worth the effort finding Castle Donovan via Bantry or Dunmanway to begin the hike. Be alert for sudden arrival of sea mist and fog. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/478/comment/6456/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghmesha (<i>Mullach Méise</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: What a view
 
Big view - short climb
by thomas_g  13 Jul 2012
Parked at Jackill's W10378 51710 A which doesn't look like a forest entrance from the gate, but it is. It's a short walk to the top which was boggy in July (not surprising considering the rain we've had). You could be up and down in an hour, but trust me once you see the view, you'll want to spend some time at the top. I agree with Bernice: this is possibly the best view in Cork for the effort. You can see Mizen Head, Sheeps Head, Beara and even Carrauntoohil (if you've been good and eaten your vegetables). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/478/comment/14719/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghmesha (<i>Mullach Méise</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The top with cairn
The flat top.
by simon3  30 Jun 2021
The top has a small cairn on a broad dome covered in grass and heather. The view in this picture includes Nowen in the background. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/478/comment/23193/
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