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.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Glenmalure zig-zags route closed.

Bweengduff: The Shiddy Way?

Glenshee ramble

Bweengduff: A good forest road to access this summit

Seefin East Top: An easy bog trot.


Seefin: An easy road with distant balcony views but nearby clutter

Carrigshouk: Lovely loop

Inisbroon: Interesting looking island

Meall nan Tarmachan

Knocklettercuss: A grand viewpoint into the Wild Nephin National Park

Slievelamagan: Steep, rocky peak with great local views

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
Slieve Miskish Area   N: Allihies Subarea
Place count in area: 7, OSI/LPS Maps: 84 
Highest place:
Knockoura, 490m
Maximum height for area: 490 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 395 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Miskish Mountain Hill Mioscais A name in Irish Ir. Mioscais [T6000], meaning uncertain. Cork County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 386m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V64300 47900
Place visited by 19 members. Recently by: liz50, grand806, Taisce, chelman7, nickywood, annem, Deise-Man, ilenia, ciarraioch, eamonoc, Fergalh, Wildrover, markmjcampion, IainT, Cobhclimber
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.96213, Latitude: 51.667728 , Easting: 64300, Northing: 47900 Prominence: 181m,  Isolation: 2.7km
ITM: 464279 547967,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MsksMn, 10 char: MskshMntn
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

This peak is moderate in stature but has quite a pointed top. It gives its name to the Slieve Miskish range but is not the highest peak within it (Knockoura, 490m). The meaning of the name is obscure, but given the sharp profile, a connection with miosgán, ‘haystack’, is possible (see Benwiskin and Slievenamiskan).   Miskish Mountain is the second highest hill in the Slieve Miskish area and the 985th highest in Ireland. Miskish Mountain is the most northerly summit and also the most easterly in the Slieve Miskish area.

COMMENTS for Miskish Mountain (Mioscais) 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments
To the Top via the Beara Way
by three5four0  10 Aug 2010
There is enough room to park a car, just off the minor road, and not block the track at V65907 46089 starA. From here follow the Beara Way up hill along a good track, past the loop walk junction at V65190 46729 starB (the old beara way) till another junction at V65053 47055 starC. Now follow this bog track and then the Beara Way Markers up open hillside. Once the Beara Ways high point on the ridge is reached, leave the Way markers behind and climb up the South ridge leading to the summit of Miskish Mountain.

I would like to have commented on the stunning views from the summit, but it was mist down and raining heavily when we reached the top. Also worth a visit is the stone circle, below Miskish Mountain, just off the minor road outside Castletownbere, at V66570 46243 starD. No Spinal Tap this one! Linkback:
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average Picture about mountain Miskish Mountain (<i>Mioscais</i>) in area Slieve Miskish, Ireland
Picture: Stones at summit
Misty Morning Mountain Hop
by Fergalh  9 Jan 2023
I followed Three5FourO's excellent instructions and also like him i headed up into the mist from the markers for the Bere way. The ridge line was narrow and with a fence line all the way up getting confused is not an issue. One final fence at the end to cross and some small stones marked what should be (on a clear day) good views of Bere island and Castletownbere Linkback:
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
(End of comment section for Miskish Mountain (Mioscais).)

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), a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2300 Summiteers, 1460 Contributors, Newsletter since 2007