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Glinsk Hill Glinsce A name in Irish
(Ir. Glinsce [logainm.ie], poss. 'valley difficult of access') Mayo County, in Binnion List, Monotonous massive to banded psammites. Bedrock

Height: 304m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23 Grid Reference: F94819 42044
Place visited by 10 members. Recently by: IainT, sandman, shaunkelly, Garmin, chalky, barrymayo, scapania, Geansai, Frank12345, IncaHoots
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Longitude: -9.617011, Latitude: 54.316295 , Easting: 94819, Northing: 342044 Prominence: 179m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 494792 842045,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Glinsk, 10 char: Glinsk
Bedrock type: Monotonous massive to banded psammites., (Broad Haven Formation)

There are several townlands named Glinsce in the west of Ireland (anglicised as Glinsk, Gleensk or Gleesk). Several, though not all, are in rather remote valleys or ravines, of which the ravine N of this peak is a fine example. The name is obscure but may refer to a valley difficult of access. The remains of a signal tower are located SE of the summit. Walks: for a cliff-top route from Porturlin to Belderg, passing near Glinsk, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 78-79.   Glinsk is the 1142th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Glinsk in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Looking West across the coast from Glinsk top
 
Cliffside
by Geansai  3 Jul 2011
I went over a gate and a little way up the track off the road marked on the os map to the east of Glinsk before turning left onto the hill. Don't know about parking at that gate. I had walked down to the road from Tawnaghmore, having parked I was to discover a fifty minute walk down the road from this track which you only go up a little way. Its a rough but short climb over the heather. There is a little ridge between two high points. The unmarked summit area is on the southern side further away from the sea. No cairn. On the northern high point you can walk down towards the cliffs before being confronted by a barbed wire fence. I didn't bother trying to get over it. I could see a sailing boat heading east close to the coast below. On the way up Tawnaghmore I could make out the faint shape of cliffs on the Donegal coast, but they were no longer visible despite the clear weather. Good views across the North Mayo coast though. Then it was back down the hill and a pleasant but long walk back to the car. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/954/comment/6397/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Glinsk in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Summit Area.
Start or Finish.
by sandman  31 May 2016
Yes just like Porturlin this hill can be the start or finish of a fantastic coastal walk and parking for two cars is available at F9499141027 A and by crossing the fence you will pass a very old derelict house on the way to the summit. Please be advised that the coastal walk contains a number of fences you need to cross. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/954/comment/18558/
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