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Dunkerron Mountains Area , Cen: Mullaghanattin Subarea
Feature count in area: 65, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Stumpa Dúloigh 784m

Starting Places (66) in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Ballaghasheen Coilte, Ballaghasheen Pass Viewpoint, Ballaghbeama Gap, Bohacullia, Bridia Valley End, Cahersavane Road, Cahersavane Schoolhouse, Cloon Lough NE, Cloon Lough SE, Coad Cemetery, Coad Road End, Com an Chiste, Coomaclarig Bridge, Coomnahorna River, Coomyanna Bridge, Dereenavurrig, Derreendarragh Church, Derrynane Quay, Dunkerron Mid, Eagles Lough Access Trailhead, Esknaloughoge Forest Trailhead, Fermoyle Farm, Foot Stick Ford Road, Gap of Dunloe Head of, Glashaknockbrassel Stream, Glasheenoultagh Stream, Gortaclohane Lane End, Gortaclohane Lane NE Branch, Gortagowan Wood, Gowlane School Ruin, Gowlanes Wood, Graces Landing, Inchimore West, Isknagahinney Lough E, Kenmare Bridge, Knockanamadane, Knockanaskill N, Knocknasullig, Knocknsallagh Bridge, Laghtacallow, Lissatinnig Bridge Boreen, Looscaunagh Lough W, Lough Barfinnihy CP, Lough Brin S, Lough Coomeen SE, Lough Dromtine NE, Lough Dromtine SE, Lough Fada N, Lough Iskanamacteery N, Lough Iskanamacteery NW, Lough Reagh N, Maghanlawaun Bridia Valley, Molls Gap, Ochtiabh Road, Poulacapple, River Owroe Source, River Sneem Fermoyle Loop, Rossacoosane Mid, Sahaleen Bridge, Scarriff Island, Shamrock Farmhouse B&B, Sneem, Tooreenboy Lough, Tooreennafersha Mid, Tooreennafersha South, Waterville Promenade

Summits & other features in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Knocknagantee Near West Top 628m
Cen: An Bheann Mhór: An Bheann Mhór 674.7m, An Bhinn Láir 514m, Coomcallee 648.9m, Beann na Stiocairí 673.1m, Coomnahorna 590m, Glanbeg 485.8m, Slievenashaska 578m, Slievenashaska South Top 565.4m
Cen: Knocknagantee: Knockmoyle 682.1m, Finnararagh 667m, Cnoc Breasail 591m, Knocknagantee 674.3m, Knocknagantee West Top 553m, Coomnacronia 636m, Coomura Mountain 666m
Cen: Mullaghanattin: An Cnoc Riabhach 534m, Beann 752m, Beann Far SW Top 636.2m, Beann NE Top 692m, Beann South Top 639m, Beann SW Top 657m, Sallagh 570m, Mullaghanattin 773m, Mullaghanattin East Top 594m, Sallagh South-West Top 543m
E: Kenmare: Gortamullin 205m, Knockanaskill 356m, Letter South 362m
N: Knocknacusha: Knocknacusha 547m
NE: Knocknabreeda Ridge: Crossderry 489m, Knocknabreeda 569m, Mothaillín 506m
NE: Knocknagapple: Bascadh 595m, Bascadh West Top 569m, Boughil 631m, Cnoc na gCapall 639m, Knocklomena 641m
NE: Stumpa Dúloigh: Broaghnabinnia 745m, Knockaunanattin 569m, Knockaunanattin West Top 466.1m, Stumpa Dúloigh 784m, Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top 780m, Stumpa Dúloigh SW Top 663m
SW: Caherdaniel: Farraniaragh Mountain 468m, Eagle Hill 155m, Reenearagh 162m, Beenarourke 304m, Knocknasullig 117m, Cahernageeha Mountain 498.7m
SW: Coad ( Castle Cove ): Beenrour 418m, Eagles Hill 549m, Mullaghbeg 509m
SW: Coomduff: Coomduff 244m
SW: Deenish: Deenish Island (2) 144m
SW: Esknaloughoge: Esknaloughoge 416m, Esknaloughoge North Top 420m
SW: Scarriff: Scarriff Island 252m
SW: Sneem: An Bheann Mhór 309.3m, Dereenavurrig Hill 261m, Knockanamadane 270m, Knocknafreaghane 316.5m, Knocknagullion 413m
SW: Staigue: Staigue Top 459m, Staigue NE Top 435m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Mullaghanattin, 773m Mountain Mullach an Aitinn A name in Irish,
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(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, Mullaghanattin is the third highest mountain in the Dunkerron Mountains area and the 60th highest in Ireland.
Grid Reference V73872 77276, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 288 members, recently by: DarrenY, jeb, Nailer1967, farmerjoe1, Kaszmirek78, kelleher, rhw, Emiliamain, Deirdreb, maoris, Chopper, westside, ToughSoles, Ansarlodge, Moirabourke
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.834595, Latitude: 51.933814, Easting: 73872, Northing: 77276, Prominence: 528m,  Isolation: 0.8km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 473845 577335
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: 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.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghnt, 10 char: Mlghntn

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/58/
Gallery for Mullaghanattin (Mullach an Aitinn) and surrounds
Summary for Mullaghanattin (Mullach an Aitinn): Distinctive, isolated cone-topped peak – part of a long, undulating ridge.
Summary created by markmjcampion, simon3, jackill, Colin Murphy 2023-01-14 22:23:01
            MountainViews.ie picture about Mullaghanattin (<em>Mullach an Aitinn</em>)
Picture: Mulaghanattin from the south west
Mullaghanattin, lying above a well-defined corrie to the S is a grassy and rocky pointed peak that lies at the N end of a long, high ridge that bisects the Iveragh peninsula from near Waterville. The views from the top are stunning including much of Iveragh, Dingle and Beara. Careful - V. steep ground to the N.

S. Park at Gortcloh (V74740 74702) where road forks. Ask permission at farm before fork - the farmer has been obliging hitherto . Walk 100m N from fork and head uphill to the E - relentlessly steep all the way to An Cnoc Riabhach. Drop N to the col and then NW for 1km. The terrain is grassy but firm and a fairly gentle slope up to M. East Top. Turn W here and follow a fairly broad ridge, steep in places to the summit which is on a small grassy area marked by a trig pillar. 2.5hrs+
To do a complete circuit of the corrie allow 6 to 7 hours for reasonably experienced walkers.

NE. This shorter route starts at A (V75942 77990) near the Ballaghbeama Gap. The initial ascent is v steep but grassy. Ascend to the SW to East Top and continue as above. 1.5hrs+

W. It is also possible to summit from Cloon Lake. However, the farmer at the N end of Cloon Lake has requested hikers to start at Cloon NE (V70843 78395) and to follow the stream uphill. Please do not ascend from the N end of the lake B (V70921 78795) or the farm track at C (V70855 78582) as both these routes involve a number of fence crossings. 2.5hrs+

Notable tracks include track/3473, the linear track/4506 and the challenging track/2604.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/4818/
Member Comments for Mullaghanattin (Mullach an Aitinn)

Ireland's last Wimbledon Winner
by Conor74 2 Feb 2011
Was Harold Segerson Mahony, whose family owned Dromore Castle in Templenoe, the area between here and Kenmare - the castle itself is in the woods by the sea, some miles south west of Mullaghanattin. He spent most of his youth in this area, and went on to win Wimbledon in 1896. He is widely accredited as being Ireland's last Wimbledon winner, though research has shown that he was actually born in Scotland and may be their only winner - at least until Mr Murray answers his fans prayers. He was romantically linked with the female tennis star of the time and 5 time Wimbledon winner Charlotte 'Lottie' Dodd. He won an Olympic silver medal for the same sport in 1900.

So apart from growing up in the shadow of the Dunkerrons, what's his link to this mountain? Well in 1905 his body was found at the side of the road in Ballaghbeama, the mountain pass to the east of Mullaghanattin. He had been out cycling and struck by a horse and cart, and by local accounts the owner was unjustly tried for murder and hung.

In a strange footnote, incredibly a previous Irish Wimbledon finalist, Vere St Leger Goold, who lost the 1879 decider, was the only major finalist convicted of murder, he killed a creditor in Monaco. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/6231/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Mullaghanattin (<em>Mullach an Aitinn</em>)
Picture: An amazing view
Rising above a sea of white
by wicklore 26 Feb 2012
On Saturday last, while hiking the Coumloughra Horseshoe, we were blessed with the most fabulous cloud inversion that was present for many hours of our walk. This photo shows Mullaghanattin to the SW poking through the clouds as visible from the summit of Caher West Top. It's views like this that can make you catch your breath and stun you into silence. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/6698/
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Picture: Mullaghanattin "The Matterhorn of Ireland" ... do you agree?
ahendroff on Mullaghanattin
by ahendroff 17 Apr 2008
29 Apr 2006. A day I'll never forget. Finished the walk under the moonlight after a full day's bagging Beann NE Top, Mullaghanattin, Beann , Beann South Top, Beann West Top, Finnararagh, Coomanassig and Coomura. Splendid walk. Splendid horseshoe around Cloon. One of its summits cast a spell on me, Mullaghanattin. No other mountain in Ireland is shaped like it. A perfect 3D triangle which HAS to be climbed in life. Savor the views from the top. It's one of the best you can ask for in Ireland. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/3048/
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milo on Mullaghanattin
by milo 6 Nov 2002
A great day's walk from The Pocket ( E. Side )or as part of a long day round the Cloon Loughs. Walkers should avoid blocking agri-access when they park near the start of the former circuit. If going round it anti-clockwise please note the following from Catherine McMullin (Laune MC):
The descent to Derrenageer is wrongly shown on Sheet 78 and the farmer has problems from walkers descending incorrectly. The correct line of descent is via point 639 and on toward 381, continuing until you see a farm road heading downhill toward the N. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/199/
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keithkingston on Mullaghanattin
by keithkingston 17 Nov 2008
Climbed Mullaghanattan for the first time recently. Beautiful day - sunny, calm, and odd bits of low cloud making it all the more interesting. Parked at junction at Gortcloh (V747 747) as suggested in previous comment - enough room for 2-3 cars. I'm a bit perplexed at the high "challenge rating given for this mountain. I would class it as similar to Galtymore but a good deal less challenging than Carrauntoohil. Views are great though, and it's wild enough that there are no paths - which is nice. I didn't have any problem with locals (mentioned in previous comments) - actually got a few waves and smiles! (see previous comments by milo). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/58/comment/3450/
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