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Glenbeigh Horseshoe Area
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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 80761 This summit has been logged as climbed by 84 members. Recently by: ericjones, jimgraham, millsd1, liz50, Geo, DaveMc, peter1, t.jay, PeakPaul, hillwalker, melohara, crankechick, odonogc, shaunkelly, Onzy
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Longitude: -9.963757, Latitude: 51.963072 , Easting: 65073, Northing: 80761 Prominence: 144m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 465052 580821,   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 summit in Ireland.

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Easy ascent, fine views .. by group   (Show all for Colly)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Colly in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn of Colly looking towards Waterville.
 
riverlaune on Colly, 2010
by riverlaune  26 Feb 2010
We climbed Colly on 13th Feb 2010 and parked like others by the farm at Coomaspeara. The farmer was very helpful and pointed out the various peaks, although they were shrouded in cloud at the time! We scooted rather quickly past some heifers and a Limousin bull at the start of the walk and I hoped that this bull didn't have a penchant for bright red North Face jackets!! The zig-zag track up the mountain is as described in other comments and you eventually take a right hand turn after having followed a fence, towards the summit. There is a summit cairn at the top and when the clouds eventually cleared, panoramic views in all directions. We were due to head from Colly on towards Meenteog but decided to do this another day! This seemed quite a good access point for the 'middle' section of the Iveragh horseshoe. Like most of my climbs in Kerry, we did not see a single soul out walking or on the mountain! I'm glad to say the sun came out on the way down and we savoured the beauty of this magnificent area whilst eating our sandwiches!! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/140/comment/4449/
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We strolled up from the head of Coomaspeara (whos .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Colly)
 
On my way up Colly from Knocknagapple NW Top I ca .. by colin murphy   (Show all for Colly)
 
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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