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West Cork Mountains Area   NW: Knocknamanagh Subarea
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 704.8m
Maximum height for area: 704.8 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

Places in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea:   Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470mMaughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More:   Shehy More 545.6mShehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh:   Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane:   Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce:   Douce Mountain 476mDoughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran:   Barnastooka 497mBealick 537mCarran 604mCarran Far NE Top 561mCarran Far North Top 506mCarran NE Top 555mCarran South Top 567mKnockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar:   Conigar 566mConigar SW Top 566mFoilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart:   Carrigalougha 423mCoomataggart 530mCoomataggart SW Top 509mDerrineanig 304mLackabaun 472mMweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk:   Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy:   Barraboy Mountain 460mBarraboy Mountain Far East Top 456mBarraboy Mountain SE Top 409mDerroograne 468mTurners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy:   Caoinkeen 692.8mCaoinkeen South-East Top 553.5mCoomhola Mountain 472mKnockboy 704.8mKnockboy North Top 651.2mKnockboy South Top 533.3mThe Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh:   Bird Hill 412mCoomclogherane Top 449mGullaba Hill 603mKnockbrack 440mKnockbrack South Top 458mKnocknamanagh 637mKnocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills:   Cashloura 296.8mCoolsnaghtig 295.8mInchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen:   Milane Hill 354.4mMullaghmesha 494.3mNowen Hill 535.2mNowen Hill Far West Top 405.2mNowen Hill SW Top 509mPookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills:   Carrigfadda 311.7mKilleigh Hill 229mKnockarudane Hill 169mKnockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen:   Barryroe Hill 156mLick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen:   Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry:   Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Bird Hill Hill Kerry County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Purple siltstone & fine sandstone Bedrock

Height: 412m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W01728 68734
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Longitude: -9.427254, Latitude: 51.862703 , Easting: 101728, Northing: 68734 Prominence: 67m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 501699 568797,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brd412, 10 char: Bird Hill
Bedrock type: Purple siltstone & fine sandstone, (Bird Hill Formation)

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).   Bird Hill is the 889th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bird Hill  in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The bird standing on its eponymous hill
 
Updated Comment:
Legends of The Bird
by Kilgarvan  Tue 9 Aug
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 Breac (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 Breac 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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/772/comment/23584/
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Decent little top .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Bird Hill )
 
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