Cashel Hill 311m hill, South Connemara Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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South Connemara Area
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 44, 45 
Highest place:
Shannavara, 358m
Maximum height for area: 358 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 329 metres,

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Cashel Hill Hill Cnoc an Chaisil A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Chaisil [OSI], 'hill of an Caiseal or the stone
ring-fort')
Galway County, in Binnion List, Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites Bedrock

Height: 311m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L80000 43600
Place visited by 49 members. Recently by: TommyV, conormcbandon, Haulie, paulbrown, Damian120, Wilderness, mdoc1969, StephenH16, Oileanach, markwallace, IainT, mFrank, Buny Clare, Jaak, markmjcampion
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Longitude: -9.806098, Latitude: 53.429045 , Easting: 80000, Northing: 243600 Prominence: 285m,  Isolation: 3.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 479976 743623,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CshlHl, 10 char: Cashel Hil
Bedrock type: Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites, (Metagabbro and Related Lithologies)

Cashel / An Caiseal is the name of a settlement south of the hill, and also a townland. The townland is named from the earth- and stone-banked 'ringfort' or cashel surrounding the old cemetery in Caiseal Ard / High Cashel. This is probably an Early Christian religious site (TR, 72). Walks: for a route to the summit from the SW, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 30.   Cashel Hill is the 1131th highest place in Ireland. Cashel Hill is the second most westerly summit in the South Connemara area.

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Access info?
by jkforde  27 Jun 2010
Could someone post info on the access to Cashel Hill - thanks, it'd be a nice reason to get off the bike on a loop of Cashel Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/947/comment/5905/
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Access info map
by jkforde  6 Jul 2010
Great thanks. OSI map here: http://short.ie/7qdv34 Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/947/comment/5924/
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23 Nov 2010
by jkforde  26 Nov 2010
Went up Cashel Hill on last Tuesday 23rd Nov, what a view - 311m is a perfect easy vantage in the middle of Connemara on a crisp crystal clear winter day! FYI, if you don't want to walk the whole way to the cemetery, you can head left at the ruins of a old house in some trees, about half way to the cemetery, only one fence to cross to the top. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/947/comment/6166/
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updated link to walking route
by markmjcampion  27 Apr 2016
The link given by fkaatje below doesn't appear to be working. Try this instead
http://www.roundstone-connemara.com/styled-8/styled-36/styled-33/index.html Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/947/comment/18511/
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