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Midlands SW Area   SE: Hollyford Hills Subarea
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Glenaneagh Hill Gleann Achaidh A name in Irish poss. Ir. Gleann Achaidh [logainm.ie‡] Tipperary County in Munster Province, in no lists, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 263m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 25 Grid Reference: R95575 54918
Place visited by 29 members. Recently by: garrettd, JohnRea, sarahryanowen, LiamG1951, maryblewitt, Colin Murphy, John.geary, FrankMc1964, Wildrover, mlmoroneybb, thomas_g, jasonmc, Garmin, eamonoc, muschi
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Longitude: -8.066132, Latitude: 52.645859 , Easting: 195575, Northing: 154918 Prominence: 63m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 595524 654963,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Glnngh, 10 char: Glenaneagh
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

It is noteworthy that this peak is located partially in the townland of Glenough Upper (Ir. Gleann Achaidh Uachtarach). It seems too big a coincidence that the names are so similar. They are more likely to be variant forms of a single name, but this is not certain. Any further information on the correct name of this peak would be very welcome.   Glenaneagh is the 1252th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Glenaneagh (<i>Gleann Achaidh</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: Glenaneagh top, turbine and Knockalough
 
All farmland and wind turbines!
Short Summary created by paddyhillsbagger, jackill  6 Jun 2012
Park at a small field entrance at R94525 53427 starA on the narrow roadside where there was room for only one car.Walk back up the road towards Hollyford and cross the first gate to your right.
Be aware this is farmland so access may not always be possible so if you can ask the farmer.
Follow the fence/ditch on the left, initially next to a tree lined stream, crossing two fences and a farm track to the summit of Lackeenacreena which is marked by a few stones next to a wire fence.
Cross the wire fence onto a forestry edge track, follow this downhill, when it turns sharply right do not follow rather cross the fence in front to you and continue on across farmland.
Cross a tree lined ditch and then gently uphill to the summit area and its windmill.
Starting at R955 542 starB you can follow the rough track up from the abandoned house. This leads onto the roadway for the Glenough Windfarm which provide easy access to Lackacrenna, Glenaneagh and Ring Hill. This track is departed for short off-road trips of 5 minutes duration to reach the actual summits. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/736/comment/5495/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Glenaneagh (<i>Gleann Achaidh</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: From the summit of Glenaneagh looking west to Lackenacreena with Foildarg and Gortnageragh
jackill on Glenaneagh, 2009
by jackill  3 Feb 2009
From Lackenacreena I trotted on through pastures to reach the summit of Glenaneagh.
A bootful of water is a small price to pay for the variety of Reeds ,cuckoo flowers, bracken and moss that clog every step on this high boggy ridge. Below in the dark glens old houses long abandoned are kept company by century old trees planted by careful hands as shelter from the winter winds.On the ridge near the summit a wind speed survey mast newly erected in shining galvanise is in sharp contrast Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/736/comment/3564/
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Peak bagging on a bike no.2
by peter1  24 Aug 2014
These three hills are now the centre of a wind farm and the views have changed quite a lot from the photos in the comments. However, this also means that the access roads that link the turbines are perfect for a mountain bike! I parked the car at R 95757 55907 starC and followed the road uphill into the wind farm. I climbed Glenaneagh first, then on to Ring Hill and finally Lackenacreena, returning by the same route.
The tops were easy to get to...however, in the case of both Glenaneagh and Ring Hill, the access roads seem to be cut straight through the highest points...I don't know if there were trig points on these two tops before the wind farm, but there are none now.
Incidently, I made a track on my smartphone and tried to upload it but the track details seem to break down into 3 seperate tracks, walking, running and vehicle!
Total time and distance, one hour and twenty minutes, 9.4km. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/736/comment/17642/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Glenaneagh (<i>Gleann Achaidh</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: A mercifully turbine-free view to the NW
 
The turbines have invaded!
by Colin Murphy  28 Jan 2022
A forest track begins at R 957 541 starD, just before a sharp bend in road, where there is parking for a few cars. Proceed up the track to R 959 543 starE where the track curves to the left and appears to peter out. Continue along to the left however, because it swings right again up towards the forestry, albeit in a deteriorating fashion, but it is still quite passable. It continues almost up to the tree line, where you cross a short strip of grass and continue up through the mature wood, which is easy going. This will eventually deposit you at a barbed wire fence, beyond which is a grassy strip and a grassy area. Cross these to take you on to the substantial wind farm track, turn left and follow the track as it curves around the trees for about 300m until you see the turbine on your right. Duck under a single wire (possibly electrified) fence, but easily passable, and proceed up the grassy slope to the left of the turbine. The high point - in the middle of an area of short grass - is marked by a small pile of stones. From here it is easy to take in Ring Hill. While the scenery is pleasant, the entire landscape seems to have been invaded by turbines on every hill in every direction. Car to car for both tops took me just under 2 hours. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/736/comment/23395/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Glenaneagh (<i>Gleann Achaidh</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: The H.G. Wells Martian-like turbine atop Glenaneagh
It's an ill wind...
by Colin Murphy  28 Jan 2022
As I ate my egg sandwich near the summit area, I amused myself by counting the wind turbines visible to the naked eye from Glenaneagh. I got to 42, but I may have missed some. I know they're sort of a good thing, but they have their downside in the way they blight the scenery. Put them all at sea! Roll on nuclear fusion! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/736/comment/23396/
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