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West Cork Mountains Area , S Cen: Nowen Subarea
Feature count in area: 62, by county: Cork: 45, Kerry: 24, of which 7 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89
Highest Place: Knockboy 704.8m

Starting Places (47) in area West Cork Mountains:
Barley Lake North, Barrboy, Caha Pass, Carranmore, Carrigacappeen, Carriganass Castle, Castle Donovan Car Park, Clearagh House, Coolkellure House, Coomhola Bridge, Corrigatirra, Cousane Gap, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreencollig Wood, Esk Boreen, Fuhiry Wood, Garinish Island Pier, Glasagarav River Bridge, Glasnacummeen Stream, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gorteeniher Drimoleague Heritage Walk CP, Gortloughra River Road, Gougane Barra Oratory, Gougane Barra Park CP, Grousemount Wind Farm, Kealkill Village, Knockanuha, Knockbrack South, Lough Atooreen N, Lough Nambrackderg North, Lough Nambrackderg Wood, Lough Nambreacdearg, Mealagh Bridge, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nowen Hill West Road, Owvane River Bridge, Pookeen North Top Road, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Priests Leap, Reenroe Bridge, River Roughty, Shandrum Concrete Silo, Sillahertane Stream, Slaheny River Horseshoe, Top of Coom, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea: Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470m, Maughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More: Shehy More 545.6m, Shehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh: Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane: Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce: Douce Mountain 476m, Doughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran: Barnastooka 497m, Bealick 537m, Carran 604m, Carran Far NE Top 561m, Carran Far North Top 506m, Carran NE Top 555m, Carran South Top 567m, Knockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar: Conigar 566m, Conigar SW Top 566m, Foilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart: Carrigalougha 423m, Coomataggart 530m, Coomataggart SW Top 509m, Derrineanig 304m, Lackabaun 472m, Mweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk: Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy: Barraboy Mountain 460m, Barraboy Mountain Far East Top 456m, Barraboy Mountain SE Top 409m, Derroograne 468m, Turners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy: Caoinkeen 692.8m, Caoinkeen South-East Top 553.5m, Coomhola Mountain 472m, Knockboy 704.8m, Knockboy North Top 651.2m, Knockboy South Top 533.3m, The Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh: Bird Hill 412m, Coomclogherane Top 449m, Gullaba Hill 603m, Knockbrack 440m, Knockbrack South Top 458m, Knocknamanagh 637m, Knocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills: Cashloura 296.8m, Coolsnaghtig 295.8m, Inchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen: Milane Hill 354.4m, Mullaghmesha 494.3m, Nowen Hill 535.2m, Nowen Hill Far West Top 405.2m, Nowen Hill SW Top 509m, Pookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills: Carrigfadda 311.7m, Killeigh Hill 229m, Knockarudane Hill 169m, Knockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen: Barryroe Hill 156m, Lick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen: Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry: Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Mullaghmesha, 494.3m Hill Mullach Méise A name in Irish,
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, Cork County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Mullaghmesha is the 588th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference W09094 51396, OS 1:50k mapsheet 85
Place visited by: 54 members, recently by: garrettd, Leatra, jlk, Causticblonde, annem, DeirdreM, jackos, John.geary, Bernieor, madfrankie, nickywood, simon3, frostie89, tfm9, LorraineG60
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Longitude: -9.315817, Latitude: 51.708175, Easting: 109094, Northing: 51396, Prominence: 209.3m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 509064 551463
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone & minor mudstone, (Toe Head Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghms, 10 char: Mlghmsh

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/478/
Gallery for Mullaghmesha (Mullach Méise) and surrounds
Summary for Mullaghmesha (Mullach Méise): Great views from flat topped summit on waymarked way.
Summary created by pdtempan, simon3, jackill 2021-06-30 09:39:05
            MountainViews.ie picture about Mullaghmesha (<em>Mullach Méise</em>)
Picture: From Nowen Far West
Park at Nowen W (W10378 51710) 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/478/comment/5237/
Member Comments for Mullaghmesha (Mullach Méise)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Mullaghmesha (<em>Mullach Méise</em>)
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/478/comment/6456/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Mullaghmesha (<em>Mullach Méise</em>)
Picture: What a view
Big view - short climb
by thomas_g 13 Jul 2012
Parked at Jackill's Nowen W (W10378 51710) 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/478/comment/14719/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Mullaghmesha (<em>Mullach Méise</em>)
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/478/comment/23193/
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