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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: L80036 43672
Place visited by 51 members. Recently by: Geo, blowin, Damian120, TommyV, conormcbandon, Haulie, paulbrown, Wilderness, mdoc1969, StephenH16, Oileanach, markwallace, IainT, mFrank, Buny Clare
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Longitude: -9.805584, Latitude: 53.4297 , Easting: 80036, Northing: 243672 Prominence: 285m,  Isolation: 3.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 480012 743695,   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 1132th highest place in Ireland. Cashel Hill is the second most westerly summit in the South Connemara area.

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by fkaatje  14 Jan 2012
Cashel Hill is a nice short hill walk. Easy access and excellent views. Can easily be done in 2 hours. For a full day in the hills consider combining it with one of the other great viewpoints in this area. Errisbeg and Cnoc Mordain are both under 20 minutes by car.

I found a detailed description of the walk at http://www.roundstone-connemara.com/Roundstone-Walking-Courtesy-of-the-Roundstone-House-Hotel/Cashel-Hill-Walk.html. I left my GPS track at http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/user.do?name=fkaatje. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/947/comment/6654/
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Big rewards for little effort. .. by TommyV   (Show all for Cashel Hill)
 
One of the finest views in the west of Ireland .. by Damian120   (Show all for Cashel Hill)
 
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