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Cooneen Hill Hill Cnoc an Chuainín A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc an Chuainín [OSI], 'hill of An Cuainín or the little
Tipperary County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 467m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R90276 68067
Place visited by 31 members. Recently by: JohnRea, garrettd, LiamG1951, sarahryanowen, maryblewitt, mlmoroneybb, MichaelG55, LorraineG60, FrankMc1964, TommyV, frankmc04, sandman, jasonmc, chalky, Fergalh
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Longitude: -8.144734, Latitude: 52.763899 , Easting: 190276, Northing: 168067 Prominence: 182m,  Isolation: 2.8km
ITM: 590231 668104,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CnnHl, 10 char: Conen Hil
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

Cooneen / An Cuainín [LL] is a townland in the parish of Dolla. The recess referred to may well be the narrow defile with waterfalls on the SE slope of Cooneen Hill.   Cooneen Hill is the 671st highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Cooneen Hill (<i>Cnoc an Chuainín</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: Cooneen Hill from NE approach road.
Briars, pines and pain
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill  24 May 2013
Start from the forestry entrance at R90294 66782 starA and walk uphill, taking two lefts and one right off the main track onto a very rough track thats almost blocked near the end with felled trees, to R90538 68028 starB. A rough but managable push to the left through the trees and undergrowth will bring you to open bog and the heathery summit cairn. Return the same way.
Another route is from Lisgariff East at R919 692 starC.
The summit has views of the distinctive Shannon hill area scenery, smallish hills, forestry, farms and there is a view of Keeper Hill, the local mountain. Linkback: Picture about mountain Cooneen Hill (<i>Cnoc an Chuainín</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: Panorama to Mother mountain, Keeper Hill and the Silvermines
jackill on Cooneen Hill, 2010
by jackill  28 Mar 2010
Ouch, ouch and ouch again! said the fool as he struggled through upended sideways spruce and burly briars. Its a wonder these days I have any skin left on my knees and shins. I started from the forestry entrance at R90294 66782 starA and toddled along uphill to R90538 68028 starB where a rough but managable push through the trees brought me out to open bog and the heathery summit cairn.A rest there for a few minutes taking in the views of the Shannon and North Tipperary hills and in the distance the Galtys,Knockmealdowns and Comeraghs. The North Tipperary Archaeological Inventory mentions this cairn

"Situated on the summit of Cooneen Hill with panoramic views in all dircections. A circumlar cairn (base diam. 8.7m N-S x 10.3m E-W; top diam. 5.1m) sitting on a natural knoll which continues to descend to S. The cairn (H 0.8-1.6m) is covered in moss and heather with small stones protruding. Kerbstones defining the top of the cairn at S. The interior is flat with a flat, with a slight drop below the encircling kerb. Large flat boulders in the interior may be lintels although three or four are loose."

A word of advice though, descend the way you ascended from the coordinates at the track end above lest you lose your epidermus as I did.

On the way down to your right you might make a short detour to R89750 67868 starD to see the Foilnamuck wedge tomb.
Again the North Tipperary Archaeological Inventory says

"Situated on gently sloping boggy ground on the lower slopes of Cooneen Hill. The remains of a gallery, 4.6m long, survive. A septal-stone, partly embedded in a field-fence, marks the SSW end. Three contiguous stones remain on the more northerly side of the gallery. Beyond the easternmost of these there is a small set stone of uncertain fuction. There are four sidestones on the S side of the gallery. Two are alongside on the SSW and the other two, which are smaller examples, stand apart from each other towards the NNE. There is a thin slab outside the junction of the former pair. This supports one end of a roofstone the western orthostat on the N side of the gallery. Outside the latter orthosat there is another, apparently the lone survivor of a close-set outer wall. A decrease in gallery height and width towards the NNE is indicated. (De Valera and Ó Nualláin 1982, 82, No. 3)" Linkback:
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Cooneen, the big sister of Ballincurra and Knockadigeen
by YoungJohn  26 Apr 2010
Friday 16th April 2010. On this sunny dry yet cool spring day I fanagled my long suffering friend to join me on a trek up Cooneen. It is the largest of the three sister mountains, Knockadigeen, Ballincurra and Cooneen. We had trekked there before but the summit eluded us, we decided to go for the summit via the old forestry 'road' up by the mast. The going was tough initially as the hill is steep to begin with but we persevered. We followed a tractor route through a grass field before the boggy heather section between the spruce and the pines passing a frog spawn filled pond enroute. We firstly tried to go through the bog but my friend let me risk wet feet as he sensibly headed up along the pines. We met at the 'fence' without wires to find a deer track leading to the summit. The cairn was a welcome seat where we marvelled, despite the haze, at the grande views all about as we devoured our ciabatta's. Keeper standing guard over the Silvermines, Mauher in the near distance while away to the right overlooking Lough Derg was Tountinna in the Arra's. To the north east was the proud peak of Knockanora with Gortagarry (the Lock) blocking a clear view of the Devilsbit, Benduff was visible as were the two nearby sister mountains of Ballincurra and Knockadigeen. No doubt about it we should have listened to Jackill! We risked the quick steep descent to the loggers route on the southern slopes of Cooneen and followed the road back to our car parked at the forestry entrance which is just to the left, in off the road, as one heads uphill from the picturesque village of Templederry where the locals appear to have respected our ancestors ringforts, cairns and castles. Our legs did recover but were well tested on the descent. A fine mountain scarred but still standing sentry like before the Silvermines. A local townland on the western side of the mountain Foilnamuca is probably Aill n muca or cliff of the pigs. Yes Friday the 16th April 2010 was a good one. Linkback:
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Picture: View of Keeper Hill from Cooneen (Eagle's Nest visible)
peterturner on Cooneen Hill, 2008
by peterturner  6 Apr 2008
My access to this mountain began from the forest entrance at Lisgariff East r919 692. You should allow an hour and a half for a return trip to the summit from here. It has wonderful views towards Keeper Hill. There is a large field on the shoulder (kinda Sound of Music-esque which makes for some marvellous fast descending if you have the energy. Like Knockadigeen and Ballincurra Cooneen is relatively firm underfoot (compared to recent trudges through Slieve Blooms) Linkback:
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Picture: Cooneen Hill
peterturner on Cooneen Hill, 2008
by peterturner  6 Apr 2008
A view of plantation-scarred Cooneen Hill from plantation-scarred Ballincurra Linkback:
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Picture: Cooneen from the South West
View from the South West
by simon3  24 May 2013
Knockane affords this view of Cooneen Hill from the SW. Linkback:
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