Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Slievebawn: Worth the short walk up, less steep turf and stone path.

Lugnaquilla and Camenabologue SE top, with a tough descent

Knockboy: What a location (on a fine day!)

Mullaghcleevaun: Light colours, uncertain future.

An easy hike at the Wicklow Gap in County Wexford

Sorrel Hill: View from the north-east.

Inishturk: Inishturk on a fine summer’s day

Re Crohane

Tomies & Purple Mountain

Mweelin: Great views on the way up to and at the top

Carrigalougha: There are bigger and better fish to fry nearby

Garravagh North Top: Fun jaggies and brambles

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area   SE: Reeks East Subarea
Rating graphic.
Cnoc an Chuillinn Mountain (Ir. Cnoc an Chuillinn [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of the steep slope') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 954.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V82342 83337
Place visited by 518 members. Recently by: mh400nt, cha, marktrengove, Musheraman, conrad1179, mdehantschutter, FoxyxxxLoxy, PPruzina, tryfan, a3642278, JohnRea, Ianhhill, GerM, akelly810, MichaelButler
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.713527, Latitude: 51.990133 , Easting: 82342, Northing: 83337 Prominence: 53m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 482317 583396,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CncanC, 10 char: CncanChln
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Cnoc an Chuillinn is the 8th highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/8/
COMMENTS for Cnoc an Chuillinn 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>Cnoc an Chuillinn</i>  in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Misty ridge peak.
 
Lofty bump on Reeks ridge.
Short Summary created by simon3  26 Jun 2016
Cnoc an Chuillinn is a minor summit on the ridge of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks between Maolán Buí and Cnoc na Toinne.
Usually this will be visited as part of a longer ridge walk for example ascending via the Big Gun. A round trip is likely to take around 5 to 6 hours. Note that at 958m this summit and its approaches can be hazardous in poor conditions. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/8/comment/4768/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>Cnoc an Chuillinn</i>  in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: The Ridge of the Reeks
John Finn on Cnoc an Chuillinn, 2006
by John Finn  30 Apr 2006
The ridge of the Eastern Reeks from Cnoc an Chuillin. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/8/comment/2311/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>Cnoc an Chuillinn</i>  in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: From Cnoc an Chuillin
 
John Finn on Cnoc an Chuillinn, 2006
by John Finn  30 Apr 2006
On 29th April 2006 I walked the Eastern Reeks. I started from Cronin's farmhouse and came up the Hag's Glen. Cloud cover seemed set to deny me the views that I hoped for but as I reached the top of the Devil's Ladder sunshine broke through and there were some fantastic cloud inversion vistas to enjoy. This is from Cnoc an Chuillin looking across at Caher, Carrauntoohill and Beenkeragh. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/8/comment/2310/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>Cnoc an Chuillinn</i>  in area MacGillycuddy
jackill on Cnoc an Chuillinn, 2004
by jackill  29 Aug 2004
The summit of Cnoc an Chuillin just visble in the clouds to the right of centre with Lough Comin Moir Mountain in the centre of the photo as viewed from the summit of Maolan Bui. On the extreme left you can see the stoney track which leads all the way back to the Devils ladder and points beyond if you've got the energy. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/8/comment/1142/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>Cnoc an Chuillinn</i>  in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: North Ridge and Cumeenmore from Summit
 
Cnoc an Chuillinn via North Ridge
by cha  13 Jul 2022
I followed the route described in Munster's Mountains by Denis Lynch ascending from Cumeenmore. He describes 2 routes, one climbing the gully in the SW corner of the coom and the second up the adjacent spur.

Cross the ford of the Gaddagh river at Lough Callee outflow continue until the marked loop walk turns back north, leave the path here and climb until you are vertically about halfway between the obvious boulder field at the end of the bone and Lough Callee. Contour here until you reach the stream descending from Cumeenmore, ford this and continue on it's West Bank until you reach the low plateau that rises from the West side of the lake. The route heads West up the steep slope that rises up the side of the truncated north spur. I kept well back from the cliff at the end of the spur, the ground is steep & grassy with rock outcrops that are generally easily bypassed. At the crest of the ridge there is a small col with great views into Cumeenmore and Coimin a Galasaitinn.

From here the route follows the crest of the ridge South towards Cnoc an Chuillinn and involves some straightforward scrambling on small steps and rocky gullies, but no more difficult than the Beenkeragh Ridge, and less exposed. The North ridge joins the main Reeks ridge 20-30 meters west and a little below the summit of Cnoc an Chuillinn. This is a very enjoyable semi-technical route up the Eastern Reeks, there was a heavy dew on the grass but this didn't translate to concerning conditions underfoot on the steep sections. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/8/comment/23583/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
(End of comment section for Cnoc an Chuillinn .)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007