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Coomnahorna Mountain Com na hEorna A name in Irish
Kerry County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 590m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83&84 Grid Reference: V63944 68449 This summit has been logged as climbed by 30 members. Recently by: IainT, melohara, bossyboots, chalky, garrettd, markmjcampion, trekker, shaunkelly, mountainmike, frankmc04, dmc, simoburn, CaptainVertigo, vecnyhlad, Cobhclimber
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Longitude: -9.975313, Latitude: 51.852214 , Easting: 63944, Northing: 68449 Prominence: 136m,   Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 463923 568512,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cmnhrn, 10 char: Comnahorna
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

Unnamed on the Discovery map, this peak is immediately S of Slievenashaska Lough, the lake of the fiddle, so named from its shape. Named from nearby feature on map. Ir from Logainm.ie   Coomnahorna is the 316th highest summit in Ireland.

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New Comment: Good parking available Oct 2016 at V 63582 65203
by melohara  17 Oct 2016
Good parking available Oct 2016 at V 63582 65203 A
Followed Kerry Way until it emerged from wood at 62811 65060 B where a rough track ascended NW towards Esknaloughoge.
Track descends into pool at one point and you may have to negotiate it very carefully to avoid wet feet.
Very steep ground between Esknaloughoge and Lough Sallagh which can be avoided by traversing east before heading north. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/294/comment/18659/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomnahorna in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Coomnahorna Summit View
eric on Coomnahorna, 2006
by eric  7 Feb 2006
OS Map 84. Quite a few routes can be taken to get to the summit of this nice mountain.

Described below is a circuit taking in both Coomcallee & Coomnahorna.

Take the N70 from Sneen towards the village of Castlecove. At V635653 C in the townland of Moneyflugh the Kerry Way joins the N70 for about 200 metres. Towards the end of this 200 metre stretch and on the left hand side of the road heading towards Castlecove there is good parking.

On a clear day Coomcallee & Coomnahorna with the deep coom seperating the two of them will be clearly visible in front of you. Cross the road and follow the Kerry Way up a forest track. The Kerry Way branches off to the left of this forest track and goes to Caherdaniel. Do not take this left turn but continue up along the forest track to the end.

Now you have to make your way through the forest and up the hillside marked Esknaloughoge on OS map. Keep an eye out for Lough Sallagh and follow a very defined ridge to Eagles Pinnacle. From here there are great views of Lough Currane, Isknagahiny Lough, Eagles Hill and Coomcallee in front of you.

Now would also be a good time to choose your line of descent from Coomnahorna towards the end of the walk with quite a few very obvious lines presenting themselves.

Anyway continue on your way up the side of Coomcallee till you reach its flat summit.

Continue on to Lough Coomeennatierna V631685 D which flows down into the coom below. Coomnahorna is now in front of you and on reaching the summit the sheer black rock faces on the eastern side of Coomcallee are visible.

The line of descent you choose while on Eagles Pinnacle earlier in the day is the next objective. Follow it down to the valley floor, cross a fense, then a stream and join a bog road at V637664 E. Follow this bog road to a gate and continue down to a second gate onto a tarred road. Follow this road for about 300 metres back to the the main N70 road. Turn right and your car should be about 200 metres up the road on the left hand side.

Nice Walk!!!!! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/294/comment/2179/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomnahorna in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Coomnahorna from the north.
simon3 on Coomnahorna, 2006
by simon3  11 Sep 2006
Some watery September sun shows off the northern cliffs of Coomnahorna and the glittering enclosed lake beneath it. This lake is called Slievenasashka Lough. (Try saying that quickly incidentally.) Some guidebook writers such as Richard Mersey [Hills of Cork and Kerry] use the name Slievenasashka for Coomnahorna.

The photo was taken from a tad over 2k away on the ridge near Dromtine (about V649704 F). The cliff on the right is the southern side of Coomcathcun. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/294/comment/2482/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomnahorna in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cliffs everywhere. Coomnahorna to the left.
The huge coum between the summit and Coomcallee
by simon3  20 Nov 2012
The coum between Coomcallee and Coomnahorna is really worth while seeing. This panorama was created using three pictures stitched together.
While most steep ground in Ireland tends towards the north and east, some of the cliffs here are on west facing parts of Coomnahorna. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/294/comment/6831/
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Picture: Wild west side.
Photo from the west
by simon3  30 May 2012
Looking at it from the west this summit has some wild geology such as this gigantic set of slanted layers.

Left of this picture is the rough end of Coomcathcun while Coomcallee is to the right. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/294/comment/6836/
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Picture: Coomnahorna
eric on Coomnahorna, 2006
by eric  7 Feb 2006
Coomnahorna in the back ground with Eagles Pinnacle Ridge that runs up to the summit of Coomcallee. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/294/comment/2182/
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