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West Cork Mountains Area , NW: Knocknamanagh Subarea
Feature count in area: 62, by county: Cork: 45, Kerry: 24, of which 7 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89
Highest Place: Knockboy 704.8m

Starting Places (47) in area West Cork Mountains:
Barley Lake North, Barrboy, Caha Pass, Carranmore, Carrigacappeen, Carriganass Castle, Castle Donovan Car Park, Clearagh House, Coolkellure House, Coomhola Bridge, Corrigatirra, Cousane Gap, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreencollig Wood, Esk Boreen, Fuhiry Wood, Garinish Island Pier, Glasagarav River Bridge, Glasnacummeen Stream, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gorteeniher Drimoleague Heritage Walk CP, Gortloughra River Road, Gougane Barra Oratory, Gougane Barra Park CP, Grousemount Wind Farm, Kealkill Village, Knockanuha, Knockbrack South, Lough Atooreen N, Lough Nambrackderg North, Lough Nambrackderg Wood, Lough Nambreacdearg, Mealagh Bridge, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nowen Hill West Road, Owvane River Bridge, Pookeen North Top Road, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Priests Leap, Reenroe Bridge, River Roughty, Shandrum Concrete Silo, Sillahertane Stream, Slaheny River Horseshoe, Top of Coom, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea: Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470m, Maughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More: Shehy More 545.6m, Shehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh: Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane: Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce: Douce Mountain 476m, Doughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran: Barnastooka 497m, Bealick 537m, Carran 604m, Carran Far NE Top 561m, Carran Far North Top 506m, Carran NE Top 555m, Carran South Top 567m, Knockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar: Conigar 566m, Conigar SW Top 566m, Foilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart: Carrigalougha 423m, Coomataggart 530m, Coomataggart SW Top 509m, Derrineanig 304m, Lackabaun 472m, Mweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk: Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy: Barraboy Mountain 460m, Barraboy Mountain Far East Top 456m, Barraboy Mountain SE Top 409m, Derroograne 468m, Turners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy: Caoinkeen 692.8m, Caoinkeen South-East Top 553.5m, Coomhola Mountain 472m, Knockboy 704.8m, Knockboy North Top 651.2m, Knockboy South Top 533.3m, The Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh: Bird Hill 412m, Coomclogherane Top 449m, Gullaba Hill 603m, Knockbrack 440m, Knockbrack South Top 458m, Knocknamanagh 637m, Knocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills: Cashloura 296.8m, Coolsnaghtig 295.8m, Inchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen: Milane Hill 354.4m, Mullaghmesha 494.3m, Nowen Hill 535.2m, Nowen Hill Far West Top 405.2m, Nowen Hill SW Top 509m, Pookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills: Carrigfadda 311.7m, Killeigh Hill 229m, Knockarudane Hill 169m, Knockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen: Barryroe Hill 156m, Lick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen: Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry: Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Bird Hill, 412m Hill
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, Kerry County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Bird Hill is the 888th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference W01728 68734, OS 1:50k mapsheet 85
Place visited by: 38 members, recently by: abcd, Superterence, Peter Walker, annem, Kilgarvan, John.geary, pdtempan, conrad1179, Carolyn105, chelman7, hivisibility, Fergalh, Lauranna, mountainmike, Wildrover
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Longitude: -9.427254, Latitude: 51.862703, Easting: 101728, Northing: 68734, Prominence: 67m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 501699 568797
Bedrock type: Purple siltstone & fine sandstone, (Bird Hill Formation)
Notes on name: Three miles short of Kilgarvan is, left, Bird Hill rising steeply above the road. Here there lived in the first half of the 18th century a family of O Sullivans, three brothers and a son, all poets of some quality in irish, their poetry collected and published by Risteard O Foghludha (Barrington, Discovering Kerry, 302).
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Brd412, 10 char: Bird Hill

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Picture: The bird perched on its eponymous hill
Legends of The Bird
by Kilgarvan 24 Nov 2022
Bird Hill is named after a natural rock formation in the shape of an eagle near the summit. It can be clearly seen from the road below. From the same viewing point can be seen the Comhla Bhreac (speckled door) known in English as the yellow castle. It is a slightly yellow rock formation half way up the rock face. Legend has it that when an O’Sullivan Beara dies the door of the yellow castle (dún buí) opens and slams three times to admit him to the underworld.
On 31 December 1602, after the fall of Dunboy, Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare gathered his people and set off northwards on a 500-kilometre march with about 1,000 of his remaining people. Local legend is that they visited the Comhla Bhreac on their way north. On their arrival at Brian Óg Ó Ruairc’s castle in Breifne on 14 January 1603 only 35 of the original 1,000 remained. After the treaty of Mellifont, O'Sullivan Beare escaped to Spain. In 1618, he was murdered by John Bathe as he left Mass in the Plaza de Santo Domingo in Madrid. “The Last Prince of Ireland” by Morgan Llywelyn gives an account of his life.
The book mentioned by Barrington in “Discovering Kerry” is “Cois na Ruachtaighe”, a collection of 44 poems written by four members of Clann tSúilleabháin Chaoil. It was edited by R. Ó Foghludha in 1938. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/772/comment/23584/
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Picture: The Bird's Nest
Decent little top
by Colin Murphy 10 May 2010
There is just room to park at point ShandrmSilo (W027 685) where a track leads to the SW. Head along this for about fifty metres and then turn directly west up a field which is a mixture of grass and clumps of heather. The terrain is steepish and the heather becomes denser as you ascend, but its not too much trouble. If you fancy this top on its own, the round trip will take you no more than ninety minutes. The top offers fine views of the Slaheny River Valley and the surrounding hills and is marked by a few upright rocks. It's not a huge challenge but its a far nicer top than some of its better known bigger brothers. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/772/comment/4706/
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