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Sperrin Mountains Area   NE: Glenshane South Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8 
Highest place:
Sawel, 678m
Maximum height for area: 678 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 657 metres,

Places in area Sperrin Mountains:
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion NE Top 496m
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion 528m
N: Claudy Hills:   Crockdooish 321mCurradrolan Hill 270mEglish 277mLetterlogher 249mMullaghmeash Hill 244mSlieveboy 259mStraid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East:   Barnes Top 456mCraigagh Hill 460mCrockbrack 526mKnockanbane Mountain 441mMeenard Mountain 620mMeenard Mtn W Top 480mMullaghaneany 627mMullaghash 480mMullaghsallagh 485mOughtmore 569mSpelhoagh 568m
NE: Glenshane North:   Benbradagh 465mBoviel Top 454mCarn Hill 448mCarntogher 464mMoneyoran Hill 414m
NE: Glenshane South:   Bohilbreaga 478mCoolnasillagh Mountain 423mCorick Mountain 430mCrockalougha 407mMullaghmore 550mWhite Mountain 537m
NW Cen: Glenelly North West:   Dart Mountain 619mDart Mountain North-West Top 525mLearmount Mountain 489mLearmount Mountain South Top 492mMullaghasturrakeen 581mMullaghcarbatagh 517mMullaghclogha 635mMullaghclogher 572mMullaghdoo 568mSawel 678m
NW: Maheramason Hills:   Clondermot Hill 220mGortmonly Hill 218mSlievekirk 370m
SE Cen: Glenelly South East:   Carnanelly 562mCarnanelly West Top 505mMullaghbane 467mMullaghturk 416m
SE: Cookstown Hills:   Cregganconroe 300mFir Mountain 362mOughtmore 382m
SW Cen: Glenelly South West:   Clogherny Top 408mCraignamaddy 385mCrocknamoghil 335mMullaghbolig 442mSpaltindoagh 420m
SW: Mullaghcarn:   Curraghchosaly Mountain 416mMullaghcarn 542mMullaghcarn South Top 525m
SW: Newtownstewart Hills:   Bessy Bell 420mMullaghcroy 242m
W: Strabane:   Balix Hill 403mKnockavoe 296mOwenreagh Hill 400m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Coolnasillagh Mountain Hill Sliabh Chúil na Saileach A name in Irish Derry County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 423m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C77553 00691
Place visited by 35 members. Recently by: Kilcoobin, eamonoc, David-Guenot, Fergalh, trostanite, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, eflanaga, sperrinlad, Ulsterpooka, simoburn, muschi, sandman, Wilderness, dino
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Longitude: -6.793491, Latitude: 54.847967 , Easting: 277553, Northing: 400691 Prominence: 48m,  Isolation: 1.7km
ITM: 677485 900679,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ClnsMn, 10 char: ClnslgMntn
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Glenelly Formation)

Coolnasillagh Mountain is the 842nd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coolnasillagh Mountain (<i>Sliabh Chúil na Saileach</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking NE from Coolnasillagh Mountain to Carntogher and in the distance Knocklayd
 
I can think of two things wrong with that title
by slemish  27 Aug 2010
The obvious one is that at only 423m high it is just a hill not a mountain. Rather more importantly however I feel there may be an error in the first part of the name given by MV to this summit. As far as I can gather from the OS map and the names of two local roads, the correct title for this summit is Coolnasillagh Mountain (with only one 'i'). Perhaps Simon could look into this? Whatever the correct name is, this is a great little hill - easy to climb and commanding a wonderful vista from its north-eastern face. I parked at a layby on the Coolnasillagh Road, a minor track just off the very busy A6 Glenshane Pass (786012 A). It's a simple trek from here up to the summit, either following the stony track round or as I did straight up the grassy slope. The summit itself is difficult to pinpoint. There was a metal post sticking up out of one of the peat hags which could be the summit although another peat hag nearby looked slightly higher. The view from the summit to the north and east is fabulous - an enormous swathe of Northern Ireland opens up beneath you from Knocklayd in Antrim all the way round to Slieve Gullion in Armagh. Mullaghmore unfortunately blocks the view to the higher Sperrins and Donegal. I was surprised to see a farmer with tractor on the summit collecting the dried turf - one of the rare times I've ever met anyone else on top of a hill. There was also an alarming number of wooden pallets laying about the summit area - presumably these are used for carrying the turf back down. I returned to the car by way of ascent. As three5four0 says, this hill should be climbed if ever in the area as it is easy and well worth it for the views on a good day. I was up and down in half an hour. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/729/comment/6060/
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three5four0 on Coolnasillagh Mountain, 2009
by three5four0  23 Aug 2009
There is enough space to park by the track / road junction at 786012 A. From here follow the bog track to another junction at 776011 B, turning left here, pass another track junction (keeping right). Follow this track up hill, turning right at the next junction continuing to the summit area. Pick your peat hag before the turf cutting lowers this mountains height further! Good views from the top and with a quick ascent means this hill can be fitted in when your passing through the Glenshane Pass Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/729/comment/4034/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coolnasillagh Mountain (<i>Sliabh Chúil na Saileach</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Weird grassy hummocks between Bohilbreaga and Coolnasillagh
Last one of the day.
by dino  28 Mar 2014
This was my third top to tick off the list today and I made this rather easy summit my final one for the route. I found a small pile of rocks at the edge of a track that seems to be the highest point and bang on the summit location according to my GPS. However, with the extensive peat extraction works in evidence all over this hill they may not last much longer and may not be the highest point for long either. Great views though and a nice way to finish my day. This summit was part of a 20km walk that I have uploaded as a route. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/729/comment/15948/
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