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Glenbeigh Horseshoe Area
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Coomacarrea Mountain Com an Charria A name in Irish
also An Sagart an extra name in Irish
(Ir. Com an Charria [UR*], 'hollow of the stag') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists

Height: 772m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V61131 82528 This summit has been logged as climbed by 120 members. Recently by: Onzy, simoburn, GSheehy, DenisMc, chalky, Teresa-ms, Rob_Lee, douginireland, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, wicklore, PeteBog, suiladoir, jlk, dodser
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Longitude: -10.021785, Latitude: 51.977972 , Easting: 61131, Northing: 82528 Prominence: 457m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 461111 582587,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cmcr, 10 char: Comacarea

As with many names beginning with com, this name originally applied to a deep hollow on the side of the mountain. According to Seán Ó Súilleabháin the peak is also known as An Sagart. A cliff on the north-east side is named Leam a Soggorth, an anglicisation of Ir. Léim an tSagairt, 'leap of the priest' , a name which probably preserves a memory of a tale of a priest escaping from pursuing soldiers in Penal times, much like the Priest's leap between Bonane and Coomhola, near Glengarriff. On the Discovery map no. 78 the Irish name of the summit is An Tráigh [OSI], 'the strand'. Perhaps this is a humorous name for the large stony patch without turf cover near the summit. For further information on the name, see Paul Tempan, Some Notes on the Names of Six Kerry Mountains, JKAHS, ser. 2, vol. v (2005), 5-19.   Coomacarrea is the highest mountain in the Glenbeigh Horseshoe area and the 61st highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomacarrea in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Meandering Fence
 
Three ridged, high grassy summit.
Short Summary created by simon3, paddyhillsbagger  22 Jul 2014
Coomacarrea would normally be climbed as part of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe circuit starting at Meentog and finishing at Drung Hill (or round the other way) taking in 7 600m+ tops as well as a sub 600m if you wanted.There is car parking beside a ruined cottage near the head of Coomasaharn Lake at V636852 A which is at the end of a minor road out of Glengeigh for either route. From the summit of Meentog follow the broad grassy shoulder downhill in a Westerly direction to the gap at the bottom of Coomacarrea. There are some fences and stony paths near here. Continue W up the shoulder where a fence takes a meandering line up to broad unmarked grassy summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/59/comment/4819/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomacarrea in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: An illusion of closeness.
simon3 on Coomacarrea, 2006
by simon3  5 Jan 2006
Take a look at these lakes. Coomasaharn Lake stretches from the top of the picture, with Loughacummeen below it in the picture. This view from 500m east of Coomacarrea at V61607 82566 B seems to bring them close, however in fact they are 430m apart on the map and differ in height by 340m. A remarkable sight. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/59/comment/1865/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomacarrea in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Coomacarrea from the east.
 
simon3 on Coomacarrea, 2006
by simon3  20 Feb 2006
On the east side of Coomacarrea, at the col with Meenteog a road has been hacked out leading south. There are piles of buckled or worn looking mast sections and coils of rusting wire. In the picture you will also be able to see a white object, which is a large concrete block. Less visible in the picture is a nasty series of gashes in the hillside leading right to the top of Coomacarrea at the top of the fence.

It's testing for a wind power station, though it is outside the Kerry Co Co designated area for such (if that matters). As of Dec 2005 there was a mast on top of Coomacarrea. Were windmills to be put up here they would be at by far the highest site in Ireland. Coomacarrea is at 772m and the top of the windmills could be at 930m. They would be visible from much of the Dingle Peninsula, from much of the Iveragh Peninsula and even the Beara Peninsula as well as far inland in the Killarney region. The road access would inevitably bring scramblers or quads to further damage the landscape. Whether you are in favour or not about windpower (personally I am) this is not the place. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/59/comment/1866/
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