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West Cork Mountains Area   NW: Barraboy 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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Barraboy Mountain Hill Cnoc Bharr Buí A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc Bharr Buí [OSI], 'hill of Barr Buí or yellow top') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 460m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: V93816 60843
Place visited by 39 members. Recently by: DeirdreM, maoris, Superterence, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, eamonoc, annem, chelman7, Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, tfm9, Fergalh, GerSomers, daitho9
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Longitude: -9.539642, Latitude: 51.790361 , Easting: 93816, Northing: 60843 Prominence: 95m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 493789 560907,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrbyMn, 10 char: BrbyMntn
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Barraboy Mountain is the 693rd highest place in Ireland. Barraboy Mountain is the second most westerly summit in the West Cork Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barraboy Mountain (<i>Cnoc Bharr Buí</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn
 
Nicely perched above Glengarriff
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, thomas_g  31 Oct 2023
Barraboy is best reached from the col between Esk and Barraboy which can be reached from the Beara way. There is parking to be found at V91693 59415 starA almost opposite The Ewe Experience (or next to the building itself) on the N71 to the south. Walk 100m east to the Beara Way track at V91922 59372 starB and turn north, follow it it for 2km up to the col between Esk and Barraboy, next to a transmitter of some sort at V92620 60624 starC, turn east and follow the ridge up a mostly grassy slope for about 1.3km (there is a narrow track some of the way) to reach the summit, which is marked by a large cairn.
An alternative is via the N71 to the west of Turner's Rock, where there is parking for a couple of cars. Climb turner's rock and then follow a way marked trail to the col mentioned above.
Views are very good south to the sea and North towards Barraduff. Knockboy is clearly visible to the East. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/579/comment/5338/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barraboy Mountain (<i>Cnoc Bharr Buí</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: A large cairn and a large view
Fine views over the bay
by thomas_g  3 May 2013
Parked at V93218 61229 starD (barely room for one car) beside Beara Way stile. Over the stile and up the track, I left the track and went straight for the peak, but it's probably best to follow the track to the col and walk along the ridge enjoying the views down to the bay. The peak is marked by a large cairn. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/579/comment/14982/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
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