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Colly Mountain An Bheann Mhór A name in Irish
Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 679m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V65073 80762 This place has been logged as visited by 94 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, Ulsterpooka, oakesave, thomas_g, hivisibility, Wilderness, three5four0, muddyboots, Philhanson, IainT, ericjones, jimgraham, millsd1, liz50, Geo
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Longitude: -9.963758, Latitude: 51.96309 , Easting: 65073, Northing: 80762 Prominence: 144m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 465052 580823,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Colly, 10 char: Colly
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

Overlooks Ballaghisheen (Ir. Bealach Oisín, 'pass of Oisín' from the north. A ridge to the north connects with Meenteog on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe. There are several names mentioned by Ó Cíobháin with the element collach, lit. 'a boar', but referring to boulders. This may be the origin of Colly, but there are other possibilities.   Colly is the 145th highest place in Ireland.

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Easy ascent, fine views .. by group   (Show all for Colly)
 
We climbed Colly on 13th Feb 2010 and parked lik .. by riverlaune   (Show all for Colly)
 
We strolled up from the head of Coomaspeara (whos .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Colly)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Colly in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Colourful flora on Colly
 
colin murphy on Colly, 2009
by colin murphy  19 Aug 2009
On my way up Colly from Knocknagapple NW Top I came across a semi-circular stone structure about two metres diameter which my map indicated to be William Scotus Well, and I noticed a lengthy track from the SE leads almost exactly to this point. My first thought was that Scotus was the guy who used to feature on the £5 note but subsequent research tells me he was John Scotus Eriugna, so I am none the wiser. As visibility was slightly beyond the length of my arm, I can't comment on the views from Colly but my slog was compensated slightly by happening upon the multicoloured mossy growth in the pic which measured about one metre across. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/140/comment/4024/
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The summit of Colly is the mountain in the centre .. by eric   (Show all for Colly)
 
Here's the picture to go with Mr Walker's comment .. by dbloke   (Show all for Colly)
 
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