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Mount Gabriel, County Cork

Mount Gabriel_Panorama
Mount Gabrial, county Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Mount Gabriel, (Cnoc Osta in Irish) is a mountain on the Mizen Peninsula to the north of the town of Schull, in West Cork, Ireland.

The Mountain is some 407m high and is the highest in the region of west cork, you can use a roadway that services a air traffic control radar to walk or drive to the top.

From the peak of Mt. Gabriel, there are spectacular views South over Schull Harbour and Long Island Bay. To the east and southeast, the views take in Roaring Water Bay and its many islands, popularly known as Carbery’s Hundred Isles. North and West is a panoramic view of the mountains of the Beara Peninsula and South Kerry.

The day we visited it weather was warm and very clear and we got some great views, this is a wonderful walk to do if you are in West cork and one that you will not forget, on a clear day you can see the entire county and all the Peninsulas of west Cork and Kerry to the north.

Mount Gabriel, County Cork, A Gallery

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13 responses

  1. Your pictures surely show the rugged beauty of Ireland.

    February 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

  2. I have seen this mountain when we were walking on Sheep’s Head, but haven’t climbed it yet. The views are fantastic, judging by your wonderful photos

    February 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    • Hello Joan πŸ™‚

      Next time you must go up , its just stunning when your at the top , you will want to stay for a good time πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 25, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      • I will look at it soon, which road do you take, is it the Skibbereen one?

        February 25, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  3. Beautiful shot!

    February 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm

  4. Sorry, accidentally hit “Post.” The top shot is beautiful, but I actually love the one with the curved road for some reason. Lovely work.

    February 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm

  5. Wow – spectacular gallery Nigel! Love those blue skies and reflections. : ))

    February 25, 2014 at 9:55 pm

  6. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Lovely series of images.
    Spectacular view.

    February 25, 2014 at 11:44 pm

  7. Beautiful part of the world Nigel. Spent a week down there years ago, before I discovered photography unfortunately. Definitely intend to go back with the camera.

    February 26, 2014 at 10:35 pm

  8. Beautiful images. Some parts remind me of Vermont and New Hampshire.

    February 27, 2014 at 2:04 am

  9. Love that shot with the guardrail to nowhere. That’s what it looks like.

    February 27, 2014 at 9:54 pm

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