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Bruse Hill Hill Sliabh Brúis A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Brúis [logainm.ie], 'mountain of the hostel') Cavan County, in Binnion List, Turbidite, red shale, minor volcanic Bedrock

Height: 260m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 34 Grid Reference: N31683 98088
Place visited by 25 members. Recently by: bryanmccabe, TommyMc, DeltaP, Nekarsulm, norbert, conormcbandon, Hilldweller, jackill, dmcdevitt, eamonoc, Geo, liz50, Fergalh, Trailtrekker, millsd1
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Longitude: -7.517649, Latitude: 53.931616 , Easting: 231683, Northing: 298088 Prominence: 199m,  Isolation: 12.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 631676 798137,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrsHl, 10 char: Bruse Hill
Bedrock type: Turbidite, red shale, minor volcanic, (Coronea Formation)

There are cairns near summit. The name is associated with a place called Brú Clochair or Cúil Clochair [Philip O'Connell, The Topography of the Loch Ramor Region, Breifne iii, no. 10, 231-64 and iii, no. 12, 443-8].   Bruse Hill is the 1256th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: The only patch of nice ground is around the trig pillar!
 
One visit is one too many!
by bryanmccabe  28 Dec 2017
I'm with Geo on this one - Bruse Hill is a truly awful spot. I followed a route to the summit similar to Norbert's route, as the track (starting beyond the gate at the back of the graveyard, heading along the quarry edge) referred to in older posts is well and truly overgrown. Once I crossed the gate from the side road into the field, I headed for where the hazel wood was thinnest, pushed through it and then through awkward up to knee-high burned gorse (present everywhere above woodland level) to the trig pillar. This took about 30 mins.

In my wisdom, I thought I'd head for farmland routing west of the quarry on my descent. Bad call! Rough ground, impenetrable gorse and high briars everywhere. I tried to punch through in a few different places, drifting increasingly west, but just got myself into awkward spots every time, with no easy way forward. Conscious of short December days, I eventually gave up and returned to the summit. From there, I couldn't identify from above where the thinnest part of the wood was, so having had enough interaction with vegetation for one day, I ended up contouring along the top of the wood to the east, where eventually there were enough gaps in the vegetation to zig-zag down to the side road. Total descent time to the side road (since my first visit to the trig pillar): 1 hr 15 mins. Much more of a workout than I expected. Needless to say, I won't be back!

P.S. As I write this post, I'm watching 'Ireland's Fittest Family' on RTE1. This would be a great location for a round of the competition! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/994/comment/19820/
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Picture: Bruiser
Not Bruised!
by eamonoc  1 Nov 2013
Thursday 31/10/2013. Using previous comments parked car at N31338 98810 A plenty of room for many cars. Went through cemetary found gate and accessed quarry as suggested by csd, found path on the left, and the fun started at about the 175mt mark the path was badly overgrown in places, but I was able to follow it keeping a slag heap on my left, there was plenty of gorse to contend with, this so called track trended rightwards above the quarry I was able make my way through the gorse to the remains of a well hidden old wall, got over this and delved into chest high ferns. Always heading uphill I cleared the ferns and now had to negotiate my way more easily through waist high heather and eventually reached the trig point and a Cavan flag fluttering in the breeze. It took about 30mins from the car to the top. If any Mountainviewers intend to climb this hill, may I suggest you do it sooner rather than later because if the gorse gets hold this top could prove to be very elusive. I met an elderly local gentleman in the graveyard on the way down, he informed me that he had climbed the hill many times in his youth, I enquired about the quarry he told me that it had opened in 1949 and closed about 15yrs ago, he said that there were quite a few ex workers who had spent their lives in the quarry buried in the graveyard where we were standing. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/994/comment/15243/
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Bruse Summer 2017
by TommyMc  4 Sep 2017
Since a big gorse fire in 2016, this hill is once more easily accessible to casual walkers and has been widely visited this summer.

An easy approach is possible by taking the L6636 minor road off the R198 Arva-Cornafean road at 53.937356 B, -7.538388 C and going approx. 1 mile uphill until you reach the brow of the hill, at 53.926307 D, -7.525937 E. There is very limited parking here so be prepared to walk a few hundred yards along the road if necessary. Just beyond the brow of the hill, enter with care through a gate, and proceed through two pasture fields and another rougher field. Some spots are wet but the area is generally dry in reasonable weather. Negotiate fencing with care and do not disturb animals.

You then proceed onto the largely featureless mountain proper. The summit is a few hundred yards onwards.

With the vegetation burned away, it is a pleasant walk although the depths of the uncontrolled vegetation made it virtually impassable when we tried it around 3 years ago. This vegetation will grow again so now is a good time to visit.

There are excellent views from the summit. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/994/comment/19706/
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Alan Lee on Bruse Hill, 2008
by Alan Lee  5 Nov 2008
Climbed Bruse Hill about 3 years ago trying to locate some cairns. Followed more or less the same route as 'Alaskan' up the lane by the quarry until the lane runs out to thick vegeataion. Hadn't much luck finding the cairns as the whole summit was completely covered in thick Gorse, Heather and Brambles but never-the-less was rewarded with nice views of the surrounding lakes and countryside. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/994/comment/3429/
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by norbert  23 Jan 2017
We parked beside the church and tried to find the path on the left of the quarry, but very thing is very overgrown.Back to the main road and we took the small road on the left of the church, walk 300m pass the only house on your left and about 50m on the right side of the road you will find a gate.We climbed following a diagonal route to the top, from the gate going south-west.The bottom of the hill can be muddy, but as soon as you start going up a hazel wood will make things easy.The top had a bad fire last may 2016 i think, and this made the last bit of the climb easy as no gorse is left, but things are starting to grow back fast.Splendid 360º views from a nice little hill. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/994/comment/18801/
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