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Caha Mountains Area   Cen: Knockowen Subarea
Place count in area: 57, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84, 85, 88 
Highest place:
Hungry Hill, 682m
Maximum height for area: 682 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 400 metres,

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Glenkeel Top Hill Barr an Ghleanna Chaoil A name in Irish Cork County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Green-grey sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 417m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: V83982 54152
Place visited by 14 members. Recently by: John.geary, chelman7, Colin Murphy, eamonoc, Fergalh, chalky, PeakPaul, shaunkelly, simoburn, jcincork, David-Guenot, Moek, Conor74, ahendroff
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Longitude: -9.679869, Latitude: 51.7283 , Easting: 83982, Northing: 54152 Prominence: 85m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 483957 554218,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GlnkTp, 10 char: GlnklTop
Bedrock type: Green-grey sandstone & purple siltstone, (Gun Point Formation)

Glenkeel Top is the 865th highest place in Ireland.

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A little gem. .. by group   (Show all for Glenkeel Top (Barr an Ghleanna Chaoil))
 
Wild and remote-Part One .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Glenkeel Top (Barr an Ghleanna Chaoil))
 
Wild and remote - Part Two .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Glenkeel Top (Barr an Ghleanna Chaoil))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Glenkeel Top (<i>Barr an Ghleanna Chaoil</i>) in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: One of the many waterfalls encountered along the way.
 
Tricky but spectacular descent.
by Colin Murphy  13 Sep 2021
Having bagged Glenkeel Top from Knockeirky South, rather than retracing my steps, I decided to take the more adventurous route down, roughly following the Glenkeel River. I picked up a good track just east of the river crossing at V834 538 starA and followed this as it meandered back and forth across the water, however aware that it ended in a farmyard, and nervous of encountering a farmer, I left the track at V838 535 starD and turned SW, wading through waist high grass and reeds for a time, crossing the river again and then following a series of huge stone slabs which form the SE side of Knockeirky South. The multiple waterfalls I saw were quite spectacular, but great care was needed in the ascent, and several times I had to backtrack to find safer ways to clamber down onto the next slab. Eventually I reached the relative safety of a field (sheep-filled) at V833530 starE. I crossed this, then had to battle with some brambles and cross another minor stream to reach the short track at V834 529 starF, which took me back to the road. Would not recommend this descent in poor conditions. You have been warned! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/749/comment/23256/
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A bit of a gem this one. .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Glenkeel Top (Barr an Ghleanna Chaoil))
 
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