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Midlands SW Area   SW: Slieve Felim Subarea
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Cullaun Hill Collán A name in Irish (Ir. Collán [OSI], poss. 'height') Limerick County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 460m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 66 Grid Reference: R82420 57410
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Longitude: -8.260552, Latitude: 52.66793 , Easting: 182420, Northing: 157410 Prominence: 255m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 582376 657449,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Culaun, 10 char: Cullaun
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

Given its altitude , Collán is more likely to be the element meaning 'height' which appears in names such as Sliabh gCallann (Slieve Gallion in Derry) and Collann (Collon, Co. Louth) than coll(-án), 'hazel' . See also Slievecallan, Co. Clare.   Cullaun is the 694th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Cullaun (<i>Collán</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: As seen from Slieve Felim South top, Cullaun on right.
The easy and the awful
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill  11 Feb 2022
Park at R82389 59162 starA, a forest entrance with room for 5 cars.Follow the forest track taking the first left onto the Slieve Felim way, follow the way, ignoring the many offshoots, to R81091 58087 starB. Turn left here and then right at R81207 58049 starC up a narrow track. When this ends cross rough ground to point 423 mtrs.From point 423 mtrs head downhill east, following a fence and a muddy track to R81263 57802 starD. Follow the muddy track between two forests, do not panic it is passable despite first appearances, keep to the right hand side. As you exit the far end cross a wire fence. Rough ground and high heather separate you from the summit. The summit is marked by a hole, a broken tv mast and some stones with names.
An approach from the east is possibly the easiest. There is an entrance at R83875 57275 starE that looks like someone's gate, (pillars & curving walls) but is actually a forest track. This is just about drivable with care, taking you to R824 567 starF, where there is room for 2 cars. A steepish, stoney track leads up the edge of the forest to open hillside. Another narrow track of sorts extends to the NW through the heather, almost all the way to the high point. Linkback:
oldsoldier on Cullaun, 2009
by oldsoldier  9 Dec 2009
I headed off for the Slievefelims on Wed 09/09. I left the limerick/thurles road at Rear Cross and headed off for Cappamore. I had intended to drive up the road at R83875 57275 starE but I missed the entrance. I continued on this road until I got to lackamore Quarry on my right. Across from this there is an entrance into the woods with parking for about six cars. I followd this track up to a pair of gates at R83400 56000 starG. I turned left after the gates and headed for the end of the road. Here I turned right and up onto the road I had intended first. I met a man here and he told me I could have driven to that point. He explained that the road starts with a set of pillars. I had seen these but rejected them as I thought they led into someones farm. When I got to the edge of the forest at R82323 56888 starH I turned right and followed the forest service road to nearly the summit. When you get to the high point t turn right and follow the track to the summit. The summit has a small hole dug out for shelter and a white flag on a piece of 2 by 1. On my return to Rear Cross I marked the entrance I intended first and measured the distance to Rear Cross. So if you are going to go on this walk 2.5 KM after rear Cross turn right for this road as you head out for your walk. this road is driveable all the way around. It has a set of pillars and a wall similar to a private residence, but in need of some repair. Linkback:
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Picture: written in stone(ok, maybe one in concrete)
Stoned in Tipperary
by jackill  20 Dec 2010
Being mooned on the Knockmealdowns was an unusual experiance on a mountain
Topless sunbathers in the Galtys was another.
Makes this seem somewhat tame but still unusual.
Stones with names? answers on a postcard please. Linkback:
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Plan B
by aidand  9 Dec 2011
There is an easier route up Cullaun. From Rear Cross take the Cappamore Road. After about a mile there is an entrance on the right with two stone pillars. This looks like the entrance to a farm, but is actually a forest road. Drive in this entrance and up the hill. It 's a bit rough but fine in an ordinary car. Park when you reach the forest, there is room for half a dozen cars. Follow the outskirts of the forest on the right and you will reach the summit within about 15 minutes. Linkback:
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Picture: A cairn?
A quick bag.
by TommyV  24 Nov 2018
Aidand's directions are spot on. The road that looks like an entrance to a house actually leads into a forest, it is rough but manageable if you drive very slow. I drove as far as an old abandoned house at R82263 56755 starI. Followed Aidand's directions to a very unremarkable summit that is marked by few stones that are barely noticeable as the heather has almost grown over them. A quick bag and can be combined with some of the other unremarkable lesser known hills in the area. Linkback:
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virago on Cullaun, 2010
by virago  10 Mar 2010
Driving to Limerick every day and looking up at Cullaun just out side of Rearcross, today I said why not. The weather was mighty, a good blast of frost last night ensured the ground was sound, maybe a little to hard. I approached Cullaun from the Rearcross to Newport road near the Clare river. I followed the Slieve Feliim Way as far as Sliabh Eibhlinne. I then left the forest track and headed for the summit of Cullaun. The climb was easy enough but had to take my time due to a recent injury. the views of Limerick and Tipperary were mighty on the day. The walk was took us about four hours. well worth it. Linkback:
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