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Midlands SW Area   NE: Templederry Subarea
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Ballincurra Hill Hill Cnoc Bhaile an Charraigh A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc Bhaile an Charraigh [OSI], 'hill of Baile an Charraigh') Tipperary County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 403m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R92433 69802
Place visited by 35 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, garrettd, LiamG1951, High-King, sarahryanowen, Mugg, maryblewitt, mlmoroneybb, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, FrankMc1964, cclair, peter1, sandman, jasonmc
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Longitude: -8.112911, Latitude: 52.779542 , Easting: 192433, Northing: 169802 Prominence: 188m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 592382 669841,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bln403, 10 char: BlncrHil
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

The gap between Ballincurra Hill and Cooneen Hill is known as Ormond Stile (sometimes Ormond Style). It is mentioned by John O'Donovan as the northern limit of Sliabh Eibhlinne (Slieve Felim), and he calls it Céim Urmhumhain, 'the step of Ormond'. It is on the southern boundary of the barony of Upper Ormond.   Ballincurra Hill is the 927th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Ballincurra from the NE.
 
Ballincarra
Short Summary created by simon3, aidand  15 Oct 2012
The locals tell me this is really known as Ballincarra, rather than Ballincurra. Jackills description below provides all you need to know about this relatively easy climb. There is plenty of parking at the forest entrance at R924 692 starA - this is on the Templederry to Dolla Road. The area here is known as Ormond Stile. Daniel O'Connell is said to have held one of his 'Monster Meetings' here in the 19th Century. Follow the forest road for about 20 minutes and then turn right at R 916 705 starB. Follow this track to the end and then head up the hill in front of you. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/814/comment/5573/
 
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Picture: Barking up the wrong tree
Shaggy dog story
by Colin Murphy  29 Jun 2022
Other contributors have remarked on the curious porcelain dog marking the summit, speculating that it might be a memorial to a beloved pet. Well, it's not. As my daughter & 1 descended we encountered an elderly local gentleman walking a dog and I asked him about the porcelain canine. He told us that he regularly walks there and one day he discovered that some lout had dumped a load of rubbish on the track, said rubbish including the dog. He removed the rubbish but decided to carry the large ornament to the summit and leave it there as a curiosity. So ends one minor mountain mystery! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/814/comment/23571/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballincurra Hill (<i>Cnoc Bhaile an Charraigh</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: Looking north to Knockadigeen and the Devilsbit
 
jackill on Ballincurra Hill, 2010
by jackill  28 Mar 2010
It was a joy to find a track to within 200 meters of the summit. Start at the forestry entrance at R92461 69235 starC and turn right at R91658 70512 starD and you'll have an easy time until the last push through heather and sedge grass.The hillfort here is more defined than on nearby Knockadigeen. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/814/comment/4550/
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Picture: Pastoral views from Ballincurra
peterturner on Ballincurra Hill, 2008
by peterturner  6 Apr 2008
Ballincurra summit is easy to reach from forest entrance on road west of Templederry r924 692 . Make ascending zig zags choosing forest paths that ascend and you won't go wrong. There has been much recent felling both here and on its neighbour Cooneen Hill. The summit has a very small hillfort (as does another neighbour Knockadigeen) and there are some wonderfully bucolic views to be had although Keeper Hill is less viewable than on Cooneen Hill. Allow 1 hour to reach the summit from point A. There is also a small spur from Ballincurra with a forest track ringing it which would make for a more substantial walk in the area. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/814/comment/3028/
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Picture: Cooneen Hill, visible through the trees from the summit of Ballincurra Hill
 
csd on Ballincurra Hill, 2009
by csd  12 Oct 2009
Having completed the easy trot up and down from Knockadigeen (see my comment there for parking info), I headed SW for Ballincurra. The shortest obvious route appeared to be a direct route up, keeping the Coillte forest to the right and the open fields to the left. I stopped in at the house adjoining my planned route up and asked if it was ok for the dog and me to skirt their fields on the way up: no problem came the answer. After negotiating a fence, the last 400 metres before reaching the summit is across knee-to-waist-high heather. Not too pleasant, and quite tiring. Once on top, Lough Derg is visible to the far north, with the view SW partially obscured by plantation. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/814/comment/4202/
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A forest ramble
by High-King  5 Sep 2021
I started in Templederry and took the road marked Dolla, I drove to the forestry entrance about 2km on my right hand side, Parking for 3 to 4 cars. Step over the forestry barrier and follow the good track uphill. After 20 minutes there is a sign on your right "burial ground". This is not the turn to take. Go another five minutes and the road splits. Take the road to the right and uphill. After a bit the track tops out and starts to become narrow. When the track ends the mountain isc250m on the left. For some reason the summit is marked by a Delph white dog. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/814/comment/23265/
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