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Cummeenbaun Mountain An Coimín Bán A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. An Coimín Bán [PDT], 'the white little hollow') Kerry County In Arderin List

Height: 510m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V82320 58141 This summit has been logged as climbed by 14 members. Recently by: Aongus, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, ahendroff, pocarbuile, angelapowell, osullivanm, Conor74, Dedalus, scapania, jackill, Colin Kennedy, simon3, pdtempan
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Longitude: -9.705246, Latitude: 51.76378 Prominence: 35m,   Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 482296 558205,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cmnbn, 10 char: Cumenbaun

This peak is less conspicuous than its higher neighbour, Droppa, which has very steep cliffs on its N side, though it is Cummeenbaun which has slightly more prominence.   Cummeenbaun is the 435th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cummeenbaun in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From Knockowen looking across to Cummeenbaun
 
Remote and magnificent glen
Short Summary created by jackill  1 Nov 2010 Park at V80498 57651 (Point A), small layby room for 2 cars. Go through the gate and walk downhill past a house and up into Glenrastel. As you enter the valley, keeping to the right of the river, note the distinct zig-zag track descending Pookeen to your north. This is your way down from Cummeenbaun. Walking up the valley cross the river at a low rock shelf(Mccools step) and leave the river bank ascending due north. As you gain a rocky, slabbed ridge turn west for Cummeenbauns summit. Descend via the zig-zag path.
Point A: V80498 57651

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cummeenbaun in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cummeenbaun from the east, Droppa in front.
by simon3  26 Mar 2006 If you have ascended the indistinct lump called Caha and then go west towards Cummeenbaun you can savour 3k of one of the most remote and interesting ridges in the Cahas or anywhere in Ireland.
The southern side is much less steep than the northern however it is steeper than the equivalent side of the nearby Cusnaficulla-Knockowen ridge, which is somewhat similar.

Around 800m east of Cummeenbaun you will come to the unsung, but spectacular Droppa. What an unusual name. Paul Tempan supplied the following information about it.

"The anglicised form Droppa could come from the word 'dreapa' meaning
'climb' or 'place suitable for climbing'; it can also mean 'ledge' or
'crevice' (in a cliff). The Irish words for rock-climber 'dreapadóir' and
rock-climbing 'dreapadóireacht' come from this. This interpretation would
fit with the topography.

Regarding the Irish version, the name Struice an Iolair is found on the old
"Killarney District" map, not at this point but at a higher spot near Caha,
and Eagles Nest is given as the English version. The Killarney District map
is generally less authoritative than the later Discovery series, but in
this case it would appear to be more plausible."

Our photo shows the axe-head top and steep north side of Droppa from the east, with Cummeenbaun in the background.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cummeenbaun in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The impressive Droppa seen from Cummeenbaun summit
 
Steeped in beauty
by Colin Murphy  20 Nov 2012 Parked on a bit of muddy grass next to the road at V826 597 (Point B), as suggested by Simon3 above. There is a gated bridge over the Glantrasna River, and a road leading up to a farmhouse on the right. Looked about for a farmer to ask permission, but none to be seen, so went through gate and turned left along a short track for about 30 metres, then crossed a fence into a grassy field and began to ascend the steeply rising slope in a SW direction. After about 100m the going became a bit tougher - long reedy grass and quite muddy underfoot. Proceeded in this direction for about 1km, then began to curve round to the western side of the summit, where the terrain became a lot more rocky and quite steep for about 200 m (Point 818 583 (Point C)). The slope eases considerably during the last few hundred metres and the summit itself is a distinctive grassy bump, which is otherwise unmarked. There is a great view of Droppa, which because of its lack of prominence, is not recorded on any of the mountain lists, yet presents a beautiful and impressive wall of rock plunging hundreds of metres from a pointed summit. Two hours completed the journey up and down.
Point B: V826 597 Point C: V818 583
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cummeenbaun in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cummeenbaun simulation from the north.
by simon3  28 Mar 2006 There's space for a few cars at V82621 59671 (Point D) near a bridge. As of 2006, the road to there has been relatively recently resurfaced. Further up the valley there are some apparently abandoned houses. From here you could, for example, walk somewhat circuitously by road to Knockreagh or go directly to Cummeenbaun, perhaps using the route shown in the simulation (courtesy OSI TrailMaster)
Point D: V82621 59671
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by Conor74  6 Apr 2009 Another access to and descent from this mountain is contained in the Glenrastel walks of the walks section, whereby the mountain is accessed from the Droppa side and one descends on the Pookeen side, going south west.
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