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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 85 members. Recently by: IainT, ericjones, jimgraham, millsd1, liz50, Geo, DaveMc, peter1, t.jay, PeakPaul, hillwalker, melohara, crankechick, odonogc, shaunkelly
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Colly in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Colly from Coomaspeara
Easy ascent, fine views
Short Summary created by Peter Walker,  6 Apr 2013
Colly's pyramid is an interesting offshoot/addendum to the classic Glenbeigh Horseshoe route, offering one of the easier ascents of a significant hill within the Iveragh interior. Start from the collection of multi-coloured farm buildings in Coomaspeara 637810 A where it should be possible to park with permission. From here a conspicuous track zig-zags eastwards up the hill to around 500m, a short distance from the summit ridge: once this is reached turn right for the summit with its very fine prospects both west to the sea and east to the Reeks and Mullaghanattin/Stumpa Duloigh.

An alternative ascent can be made from Ballaghisheen Gap to the south-east 671791 B, over the twin tops of Knocknagapple. In both cases the best return is by the route of ascent. In addition, it could be taken in as a detour from the Glenbeigh Horseshoe. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/140/comment/4900/
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)
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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