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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 34 members. Recently by: eamonoc, David-Guenot, Fergalh, trostanite, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, eflanaga, sperrinlad, Ulsterpooka, simoburn, muschi, sandman, Wilderness, dino, simon3
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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 833rd highest place in Ireland.

COMMENTS for Coolnasillagh Mountain (Sliabh Chúil na Saileach) 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments 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:
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There is enough space to park by the track / road .. by three5four0   (Show all for Coolnasillagh Mountain (Sliabh Chúil na Saileach))
Last one of the day. .. by dino   (Show all for Coolnasillagh Mountain (Sliabh Chúil na Saileach))
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