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West Cork Mountains Area , N: Coomataggart 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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Mweelin, 487m Hill Maoileann A name in Irish,
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, Cork County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Mweelin is the 608th highest place in Ireland. Mweelin is the second most northerly summit in the West Cork Mountains area.
Grid Reference W12932 71650, OS 1:50k mapsheet 79
Place visited by: 37 members, recently by: DeirdreM, Glanman2, jackos, Pepe, chelman7, markmjcampion, learykid, Fergalh, Daingean, Wildrover, Deise-Man, melohara, Juanita, ciarraioch, CaminoPat
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.265396, Latitude: 51.890745, Easting: 112932, Northing: 71650, Prominence: 90m,  Isolation: 2km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 512901 571710
Bedrock type: Purple siltstone & fine sandstone, (Bird Hill Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Mwelin, 10 char: Mweelin

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/493/
Gallery for Mweelin (Maoileann) and surrounds
Summary for Mweelin (Maoileann): A small effort, excellent views for all the family.
Summary created by jackill 2010-08-31 17:32:56
            MountainViews.ie picture about Mweelin (<em>Maoileann</em>)
Picture: From Mweelin looking to Lackabaun
Park at the start of the tarred road at Fuhiry (W14146 71751), room for 5-6 cars.Follow the very obvious gravel track uphill, passing through one gate to the summit trig pillar of Mweelin.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/493/comment/5252/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Mweelin (<em>Maoileann</em>)
Picture: Trig Point on Mweelin, West Cork
john_desmond on Mweelin
by john_desmond 7 Jun 2008
This 487m high hill in West Cork is very easy to reach. There is plenty of space for parking on the main public road at Fuhiry (W142 717). Then you just West walk up the dirt track as outlined by mart in his comment. After about 15 minutes, you're up by the trig point. By the way, this seems to be a very well used track so access should not be a problem.........Mweelin is a good vantage point from which to take in the views of West Cork and Kerry. To the West, you can see the jagged outline of the Reeks and the broad summit of Mangerton. The Northern horizon is bounded by Crohane, the Paps, Caherbarnagh and Mullaghanish. To the South, Nowen, Sheehy Mor and the small peaks of Douce and Doughill dominate the skyline. In the valley below, the River Lee having just left Gougane Barra, now forms a series of small lakes as it begins it's journey towards Cork City. Overall, very easy to get to with great views. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/493/comment/3157/
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mart on Mweelin
by mart 4 Jun 2008
This can be reached from the road running from Ballingeary to Top of Coom. There is a wide track which runs up to the summit triangulation post and then continues around the head of the vallley and along the county bounds. It would be possible to walk along the ridge to Gougane Barra.
The climb is very easy but the views are very good and there is plenty of room for a long walk. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/493/comment/3144/
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An even quicker ascent than Carrigalougha
by three5four0 15 Aug 2010
Combined Mweelin with Carrigalougha, after an afternoon in Kenmare avoiding heavy down pours. Needless to say after 5 mins, starting the route posted by John Desmond, I and my wife were soaked to the skin with the only views available being that of our boots, as we tramped up the track!

The 2 hills combined give around 1 hours walk, so very suitable for a late evening walk after tea, if you happen to be near by. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/493/comment/6013/
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Great views on the way up to and at the top
by Pepe 9 Aug 2022
It would be possible to drive from Point A up to the first gate, which is only a couple of hundred metres from the top. It would be possible to park at a junction within metres of the gate. But why would you bother? Park at A and stroll up - the views to your left on the way up are stunning, the wonderful valley of Ballingeary and Uibh Laoire laid out before you. Up top the 360-degree views are magnificent. And then you've that beautiful view of that valley on the stroll down. From Mweelin you can look down at the paltry summit of Carrigalocha to the north and wonder why you bothered with it. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/493/comment/23602/
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