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Caher Mountain Cathair A name in Irish
(Ir. Cathair [OSI 1:25,000], 'stone fort') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 1000m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V79261 83891 This summit has been logged as climbed by 801 members. Recently by: wjnunan, GillSte, gaoithe, IainT, toblereoghan, HeartTrek, salford7, TriHarder, daithileonard, Philhanson, corkrats, AdrianneB, damo11, rleahy, Kaiser
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Longitude: -9.758549, Latitude: 51.994449 , Easting: 79261, Northing: 83891 Prominence: 99.76m,   Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 479237 583950,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Caher, 10 char: Caher
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

According to Ó Cíobháin, this mountain is also known as Cathair na Féinne, 'stone fort of the Fianna'.   Caher is the third highest mountain in Ireland. Caher is the third highest point in county Kerry.

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Coming from Carrauntoohil onto the ridge for Cahe .. by denisdeasy   (Show all for Caher)
Here's a view north west from under 983 showing t .. by denisdeasy   (Show all for Caher)
mikek on Caher, 2004
by mikek  11 Sep 2004
Did the Coomloughra circuit in a bit of a hurry on a very warm mid week day in September '04. I agree with John Finn (1/9/04) in his comment on the start from Loch an Chuais; he may also have been following the appoach described in one of David Hermans Guidebooks (Walkers Companion - Ireland). Best to approach from the hydro road and head directly for the W summit of Caher via the obvious shoulder starting S of Lough Eighter (to ascend via Cnoc Breac involves a heathery route). The day was hazy so the views were not what they might have been, but the warm breeze added to the pleasure of being away from a the office desk on a Thursday morning. Would recommend decending in a S direction from the col W of Screig Mhór and head for the W end of Loch Com Lothair. This avoids descending through the ankle wrecking combination of heather and rock that covers the slopes between Lough Eighter & top on the ridge (747m). The swim in Loch an Chuais made a perfect finish to a great day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/3/comment/1178/
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Here is a recepy for climbing Carrauntoohil away .. by BertGielen   (Show all for Caher)
Curraghmore Lake from the start of the Caher Ridg .. by ned hennigan   (Show all for Caher)
From the col below Caher West Top (see for first .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Caher)
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