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Dunkerron Mountains Area   Cen: Mullaghanattin Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

Places in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Cen: An Bheann Mhór:   An Bheann Mhór 674.7mAn Bhinn Láir 514mCoomcallee 648.9mBeann na Stiocairí 673.1mCoomnahorna 590mGlanbeg 485.8mSlievenashaska 578mSlievenashaska South Top 565.4m
Cen: Knocknagantee:   Knockmoyle 684mFinnararagh 667mCnoc Breasail 591mKnocknagantee 676mKnocknagantee West Top 553mCoomnacronia 636mCoomura Mountain 666m
Cen: Mullaghanattin:   An Cnoc Riabhach 534mBeann 752mBeann Far SW Top 636.2mBeann NE Top 692mBeann South Top 639mBeann SW Top 657mSallagh 570mMullaghanattin 773mMullaghanattin East Top 594mSallagh South-West Top 543m
E: Kenmare:   Gortamullin 205mKnockanaskill 356mLetter South 362m
N: Knocknacusha:   Knocknacusha 547m
NE: Knocknabreeda Ridge:   Crossderry 489mKnocknabreeda 569mMothaillín 506m
NE: Knocknagapple:   Bascadh 595mBascadh West Top 569mBoughil 631mCnoc na gCapall 639mKnocklomena 641m
NE: Stumpa Dúloigh:   Broaghnabinnia 745mKnockaunanattin 569mKnockaunanattin West Top 467mStumpa Dúloigh 784mStumpa Dúloigh SE Top 780mStumpa Dúloigh SW Top 663m
SW: Caherdaniel:   Farraniaragh Mountain 468mEagle Hill 155mReenearagh 162mBeenarourke 304mKnocknasullig 117mCahernageeha Mountain 498.7m
SW: Coad ( Castle Cove ):   Beenrour 418mEagles Hill 549mMullaghbeg 509m
SW: Coomduff:   Coomduff 244m
SW: Deenish:   Deenish Island (2) 144m
SW: Esknaloughoge:   Esknaloughoge 416mEsknaloughoge North Top 420m
SW: Scarriff:   Scarriff Island 252m
SW: Sneem:   An Bheann Mhór 309.3mDereenavurrig Hill 261mKnockanamadane 270mKnocknafreaghane 313mKnocknagullion 413m
SW: Staigue:   Staigue Top 459mStaigue NE Top 435m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Mullaghanattin Mountain Mullach an Aitinn A name in Irish (Ir. Mullach an Aitinn [OSI], 'summit of the gorse') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 773m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V73872 77276
Place visited by 258 members. Recently by: Kirsty, Sienna, Beti13, Carolyn105, amgall, SeanPurcell, mrfleetfoot, Jimmy600leavey, tryfan, nolo, mh400nt, Haulie, nicolakirl, bandre, akelly810
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Longitude: -9.834595, Latitude: 51.933814 , Easting: 73872, Northing: 77276 Prominence: 528m,  Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 473845 577335,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghnt, 10 char: Mlghntn
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Dubbed the Matterhorn of Kerry by Richard Mersey, Mullaghanattin stands proud above Ballaghbeama (Ir. Bealach Béime, 'way/pass of the notch'. Together with its neighbour Beann and their satellites, it forms a horseshoe ridge that confines a narrow glen known as the Pocket.   Mullaghanattin is the third highest mountain in the Dunkerron Mountains area and the 60th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin (<i>Mullach an Aitinn</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking Towards the roof of Ireland
 
Dunkerons View
by davsheen  2 Sep 2020
Mullaghanattin View with the Reeks in the Background Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/20872/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin (<i>Mullach an Aitinn</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The descent - looking back west across to the north ridge in profile, and summit
Conor74 on Mullaghanattin, 2009
by Conor74  30 Jun 2009
Found this one hard to beat, in terms of being able to get up and down quickly, and get stunning views along the way. No long trek to get to the base, no slow ascent or difficult terrain, took us just over 2 hours to from car to peak back to car. Others have gone through the great scenery, and it IS great, so will just stick to the bare details. Parked car on Glencar side of Ballagh Beama, at V746 788 starA, there is room for one car that can pull right in off the east side of the road. Crossed over a low fence on the west side of the tarred road and headed straight for a stream that flowed down the side of the mountain in front of us. There is a further stream that flows from a higher point on the south, nearer Ballagh Beama, but that looked quite steep. Should pont out that all streams were very low and easy to cross, but this was after a period of prolonged fine weather so cannot vouch for them in winter- judging by the channels they have cut they don't seem that wide. Followed the stream up along the side of the hill, crossing another fence that was very manageable and like the first had no barbed wire. The stream changes direction at V740 781 starB, but we decided to head straight for the North ridge so continued on and clambered up on to the ridge at V738 780 starC. From there on it is a straightforward walk south along the ridge to the top of the mountain. The last 100m or so is the hardest, nothing technically difficult but takes a lot out of the legs. Not sure it would be too easy to descend on this route though, was pretty steep in places. The ascent took about 1 hr 15 mins. From the summit we headed east along a well defined track to another summit at V744 774 starD, which gives great views back across to the mountain. We then turned north and descended to V742780 starE, and from there it is easy to see back to the road and the car. The descent took 50 mins. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/3894/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin (<i>Mullach an Aitinn</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The final section of the north ridge
 
Peter Walker on Mullaghanattin, 2008
by Peter Walker  18 Jun 2008
Suitably inspired by Mr Hendroff's glowing tribute to the Cloon Horseshoe, I jumped off my flight, picked up my hired Peugeot 308 Wheels Of Steel and ventured into deepest Kerry. Blessed with a day of superb clarity, the climb from the north end of the Cloon Lough (as per the guide in the Walks section) went quickly and pleasantly. I chose to go up Mullaghanattin's north ridge, which is a excellent climb with a suitably involving climax: the enclosed picture shows the final nose, which is most easily climbed just left of its crest (clambering rather than scrambling that way, but probably a bit exciting for the nervous). As might be expected from a mountain whose cone seems to be visible from almost everywhere in Iveragh, the view is extensive and beautiful. The descent to the col before Beann is best accomplished to the left of the crest (looking down): the ridge itself is a bit too steep for comfort. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/3183/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin (<i>Mullach an Aitinn</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mullaghanattin
eric on Mullaghanattin, 2005
by eric  19 Dec 2005
Great Mountain. Picture taken from the East above Lough Brin in townland of Inchinglanna. The photograph shows a good route to the summit from the townland of Derrynablaha just below Ballaghbeama. Starting Point: V766771 starF (1 car space) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/2087/
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Gerry on Mullaghanattin, 2003
by Gerry  27 Feb 2003
Brilliant climb, alpine type peak, tough going though Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/344/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mullaghanattin (<i>Mullach an Aitinn</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Roof of Mullaghanattin
 
Iveragh View
by davsheen  2 Sep 2020
View from the summit of Mullaghanattin Mountain in the Dunkerons range Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/20871/
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