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Midlands SW Area , SE: Hollyford Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 44, by county: Tipperary: 36, Limerick: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 52, 53, 54, 58, 59, 60, 65, 66
Highest Place: Keeper Hill 691.6m

Starting Places (31) in area Midlands SW:
Ballincurra Hill South, Ballyhourigan Wood Loop Walk, Barnane Lodge, Castlewaller Wood Forest Road, Coillte Knockanroe, Commanealine Wood, Commaun Beg North, Cullaun South, Cummer South, Curreeny Wood, Doonane Forest Carpark, Foildhine Mulkeir Rivers, Glenaneagh Park, Glenstal Wood CP, Gortagarry Hill West, Greenan Cross, Knockadigeen Hill SW, Knockanora East, Knockanully, Knockaviltoge East, Knockfune Wood Bend, Knockmaroe Wood, Knockmehill South, Knockteige SW, Nicker, Raven's Rock, Ring Hill West, River Doonane, The Lookout, Tobernagreana, Upperchurch

Summits & other features in area Midlands SW:
Cen: Mauherslieve: Cummer 405m, Foilduff 400m, Knockmaroe 411m, Mauherslieve 543m
E: Upperchurch Hills: Knockalough 427m, Knockaviltoge 364m
N: Knockshigowna: Knockshigowna 212m
NE: Devilsbit: Benduff 455m, Black Hill 228m, Devilsbit Mountain 480m, Gortagarry 458m, Kilduff Mountain 445m, Knockanora 433m
NE: Templederry: Ballincurra Hill 403m, Commaun Beg 403m, Cooneen Hill 467m, Coumsallahaun 320m, Knockadigeen Hill 402m
NW: Arra Mountains: Corbally Hill 339m, Tountinna 457m
NW: Silvermine Mountains: Silvermine Mountains East Top 479m, Silvermine Mountains Far East Top 410m, Silvermine Mountains West Top 489m
SE: Hollyford Hills: Falleennafinoga 388m, Foildarg 440m, Glenaneagh 420m, Gortnageragh 418m, Knockastanna 444m, Knockbane 433m, Lackenacreena 413m, Ring Hill 426m, Tooreen 457m
SW: Slieve Felim: Cullaun 460m, Derk Hill 236m, Knockroe 204m, Knockseefin 235m, Slieve Felim 427m, Slieve Felim East Top 423m, Slieve Felim South Top 407m
W: Keeper Hill: Bleanbeg 368m, Boolatin Top 446.6m, Keeper Hill 691.6m, Knockane 411m, Knockfune 452m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Foildarg, 440m Hill An Fhaill Dearg A name in Irish,
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, Tipperary County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Foildarg is the 773rd highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference R89524 51158, OS 1:50k mapsheet 66
Place visited by: 43 members, recently by: Moirabourke, chelman7, Krzysztof_K, CusackMargaret, johncusack, CusackCharlie, Arcticaurora, JohnRea, Dee68, Colin Murphy, garrettd, LiamG1951, seaniemull, TippHiker, maryblewitt
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.155393, Latitude: 52.611952, Easting: 189524, Northing: 151158, Prominence: 205m,  Isolation: 3.9km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 589475 651200
Bedrock type: Red & white sandstone, conglomerate, (Cappagh White Sandstone Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Fldrg, 10 char: Foildarg

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/660/
Gallery for Foildarg (An Fhaill Dearg) and surrounds
Summary for Foildarg (An Fhaill Dearg): Summit with some views in overused area near track.
Summary created by Colin Murphy, simon3, jackill 2022-12-08 17:15:36
            MountainViews.ie picture about Foildarg (<em>An Fhaill Dearg</em>)
Picture: Trig with plaque
From Cappaghwhite village turn north at A (R88828 47850), passing the school on our right, then turn NNW at B (R89083 48286) and follow the road towards Cappawhite Wind Farm. The final 1km of this is now a broad, stony but very driveable new wind farm road that will take you to C (R89224 50926). There is parking for about 7/8 cars here. Follow the track NE for 400m up to trig pillar.
As of 2011 there is a plaque next to the trig pillar to David Alan Addison who died nearby in a light aircraft crash.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/660/comment/5419/
Member Comments for Foildarg (An Fhaill Dearg)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Foildarg (<em>An Fhaill Dearg</em>)
Picture: Mossy pillar with Gortnageragh, Sleive Felim and Knockastanna behind
jackill on Foildarg
by jackill 4 Feb 2009
Foildarg is easily reached over the narrow rutted road starting at D (R891 482) but pray you don’t meet anyone coming down and that you don’t fall into a pothole and emerge in China ! Its summit seems to be the location of Irelands highest off road track with jumps and even an oil storage tank. The summit pillar is kept company by a plaque to David Alan Addison who died in 1968, under what circumstances we can only wonder?
The hills here were formed around 300 million years ago when pressure from the African plate on the European plate caused an area of subterranean quartzite edged by old red sandstone to break through the limestone layer laid down by an ancient sea 50 millon years before that. The lithologies in this area are much like those of the Slieve Blooms with greywackes(which interestingly also make up about 30%of the landmass of New Zealand) and banded siltstones which provide graptolite fossils in areas . These can be seen near the main road outside Hollyford. Some local quarries also reveal a large amount of small local faults which are thought to be widespread in the area but mostly covered by glacial deposits. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/660/comment/3566/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Foildarg (<em>An Fhaill Dearg</em>)
Picture: Red earthen track
Don't be foiled by the dearg track
by wicklore 11 Mar 2011
The narrow rutted track jackill refers to crosses Foildarg from east to west, and passes by the summit trig pillar. While it may be suitable for vehicles from the western approach, it would only be suitable for army tanks or monster rally trucks if driving up from the east. It is possible to pull a car some way up the track to get it off the main road. Then it is a walk of 20 mins along the increasingly deteriorating track to the summit. It is easy to see why the word ‘darg’ (from ‘dearg’ or ‘red’) makes it into the name Foildarg – the exposed soil of the track is a striking earthy red colour. This obviously relates to the red sandstone jackill refers to in his piece, and explains the logic of why locals call it Red Hill, as explained by Jimmy Barry.

A burnt out car and debris mar the summit area, but the wider views east across to Knockbane and the Lacenacreena – Glenaneagh group are pleasant, while rolling farmland sweeps south to the distant Galty Mountains. The memorial plaque to the pilot David Alan Addison who crashed here in 1968 remains in good condition at the trig pillar. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/660/comment/6268/
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Jimmy Barry on Foildarg
by Jimmy Barry 6 Mar 2010
David Alan Addison died when his small plane crashed not to far from the piller. He was trying to land in Shannon but crashed in bad weather. Cappawhite is the village just under Foildarg to the South and to the north is Hollyford. Local's (like me) call it the red hill. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/660/comment/4478/
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