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Iveragh NW Area
Place count in area: 18, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84 
Highest place:
Knocknadobar, 690m
Maximum height for area: 690 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 565 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Bolus Hill Cnoc Bhólais A name in Irish
Ir. Cnoc Bhólais [logainm.ie], poss. 'hill of the round lump’ [PDT] Kerry County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 410m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V39900 63500
Place visited by 28 members. Recently by: Deise-Man, learykid, Bernieor, madfrankie, Fergalh, TommyV, hillwalker, conormcbandon, Eirepur, frankmc04, Wilderness, MichaelE, jimbloomer, chalky, markmjcampion
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Longitude: -10.321691, Latitude: 51.801398 , Easting: 39900, Northing: 63500 Prominence: 385m,  Isolation: 3.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 439885 563564,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bolus, 10 char: Bolus
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

This peak is on a headland which runs out between St. Finan's Bay and Ballinskelligs Bay. It is possible that the name originally applied to Bolus Head, which is recorded as Canboles in 1595 on Mercator's map of Ireland. Canboles probably represents Ir. Ceann Bhólais. The element bolus is probably the English word denoting a round mass, ultimately from medieval Latin. Such a learned name is plausible given that Bolus Head was a landmark for seafarers with an importance beyond its immediate locality.   Cnoc Bhólais is the 892nd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc Bhólais in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: The reason why you should leave your car at the artists Cottages.
 
Art full Attractions
Short Summary created by three5four0  28 Sep 2011
Park your Car at Cill Rialaig as the road narrows from here, see picture. Here eight ruined cottages were demolished and then reconstructed by the architect Alfred Cochrane with studios to create an International Artists retreat. The promoters ambition was to have an Irish equivalent of the Tate gallery at St Ives in Cornwall. The artists wares are available for purchase at the shop / gallery in Ballinskelligs. You won't miss it, as it is sign posted well!

Starting from Cill Rialaig does add nearly 4km to your walk for Bolus Hill, along a road at that. But the views are good, there is grass along the road and adding a trip out to the barracks & Bolus Head as well makes a fine walk. This is being developed into a way marked way. Info on this & other walks, coffee and postcards are all available from the small cafe & shop on Ballinskelligs beach. (whose location is right on the B in Ballinskelligs Pt on map 83) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/782/comment/5541/
 
A view in a million! .. by markmjcampion   (Show all for Cnoc Bhólais)
 
Short but rewarding summit walk .. by three5four0   (Show all for Cnoc Bhólais)
 
Scenic Walk at Tip of Iveragh .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Cnoc Bhólais)
 
Windy Climb .. by Wilderness   (Show all for Cnoc Bhólais)
 
Fine views .. by TommyV   (Show all for Cnoc Bhólais)
 
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