Mullaghmeen Hills, County Westmeath, viewed from Coole
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Mullaghmeen is a hill in Westmeath which stands between the County Cavan border and the Coole end of the Bog of Allen, to the south. Mullaghmeen dominates the valley and the surrounding countryside of 'Westmeath or the Lake County'. It rises gracefully among surrounding hills that interlace with the many loughs of Westmeath.
The name of the hill is from the Irish Mullach Mín, meaning "smooth summit".
Mullaghmeen is a wooded hill, planted with beech forest, though the summit is bare and affords fine views over the surrounding countryside.
Mullaghmeen Forest lies about 4 miles from the town of Castlepollard. The soil is very rich in limestone and in 1936 the Department of Agriculture decided that it would be ideally suited to the planting of deciduous trees. The Department set about planting mainly beech trees, resulting in what is now the largest beech plantation in Europe.
- Mullaghmeen Hill, MountainViews.ie. Retrieved: 2010-08-12.