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Douce Mountain Hill Damhais A name in Irish
(Ir. Damhais [OSI], possibly 'ox-back' or 'ox ridge') Cork County In Carn List

Height: 476m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W12300 61400 This summit has been logged as climbed by 10 members. Recently by: millsd1, sbender, gmpr40, thomas_g, pocarbuile, jlenny, mart, eoinmarshall, eoin m, john_desmond
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Longitude: -9.271975, Latitude: 51.798568 Prominence: 211m,   Isolation: 2.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 512269 561464,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DcMntn, 10 char: DcMntn

Douce Mountain is the 534th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Douce Mountain in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Doughill from the top of Douce
 
Into the Lost Valley
by thomas_g  24 Mar 2012 The trip to Douce is like going back in time, lots of roads with grass growing in the middle. Parked at W13389 62823 (Point A) (room for 6 cars), which is a lay-by off a forest road (keep right). Please bear in mind that this is a Coillte road so it may be closed for forest operations.
Once parked, head west down the road for 200m metres and through the gate, then cut down along the line of the forestry until you reach a fence and stream. You can follow this most of the way up to the top of Douce - the going is fairly easy. Should you feel even lazier there is a road (track) at W12957 62721 (Point B) which contours across the mountain and is an easy way up.
There is a trig point at the top of Douce and excellent views in all directions. You can choose to head back to the car at this stage or head onwards to Doughill.
For Doughill head west from the trig point until you see a fence, you can follow this much of the way to the top of Doughill.
One warning - if the visibility is bad, there is a gully in the saddle between Douce and Doughill that's not on the map, if you are right by the fence, there is a 12 foot sheer-ish drop which you could easily slide down if not paying 100% attention. It's is easily negotiated, (I jumped over the fence). Easy but rocky going from there there to the top of Doughill (see my comments on Doughill for a nice loop walk).
Point A: W13389 62823 Point B: W12957 62721
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by mart  9 Mar 2010 There is a private rpad into an area known as the Lost Valley, running from the Ballingeary-Bantry road in to the north of Doughill and Douce and out towards a small road under Shehy Mor. From this road the country is very open and you can make your choice of way onto either mountain or both. Douce presents a steep face to the east but os otherwise welcoming. There is a rocky ridge extending between the two which looks interesting.
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The 2 D Mountains to the Pass of Keimaneigh
by jlenny  20 Dec 2010 Climbed Douce recently after almost 30 years...used to do it with the Hillwalking Club at school late 70's early 80's.... I approached it from Inchageela turning left at Creedons and right after the bridge passing the Mass Rock travelling through Toreenalour towards Kealkil for about 8 or 9 miles keeping Left at the fork with the walk sign to the right....This is really an old narrow boreen with grass in the middle...passing through some forestry with access on the right I came to a layby in the middle of nowhere with a Farmhouse just below me in the valley... parking in the layby I set off on the south edge of the forest and followed a fence up onto Douce.......pure amazing with the views down into Bantry Bay even in the bad weather... I decided against the stroll down into the saddle and up onto DĂșchoill because of the weather and the fact that I was alone ...literally..... Years ago we used to get a minibus...anything bigger forget it....and set off from here and head over both Douce and DĂșchoill and meet the bus again in the Pass of Keimaneigh onn the R584, with Tom Walsh in the North Mon...A Legend! If you want to see Irish Wilderness....look no further........ and only 30 miles from Cork City!
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