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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
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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)
 
Did the Coomloughra circuit in a bit of a hurry o .. by mikek   (Show all for Caher)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caher in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: The Caher 'Ridge' from Stuaic Bharr na h-Abhann
 
eflanaga on Caher, 2006
by eflanaga  17 Jul 2006
From the col below Caher West Top (see for first stage of walk) it is a short climb due east to the main summit. There is a quite distinct path to the small cairn marking the 1001m mark. Because of the cloud I couldn’t see much, but the pictures taken later in the day from the summits opposite (i.e. Skregmore & Cnoc Iochtair) suggest that the views are extensive from here, not least to the south & east. Walkers need to be wary of the sheer drop into the coum to their left as they leave the summit making their way ENE toward Carrauntoohill. There is a track a few metres below the sharp edge (See Simon3’s snow-covered ridge pic below) which may be a safer option for those of a nervous disposition. The mist cleared a little as I passed over areas marked on the map as Faill Dhubh (? Black Cliff) and ‘The Black Mare’ IV 80201 84154 A both of which clearly show the extent of the drop into the coum and Loughs’ Com Lothair (Coumloughra) & Eagher. On the SE side before reaching The Black Mare area the mist cleared as I passed over An Barr Caol (? The thin top) IV 80003 83999 B, allowing me a great view of Lough Currach Mór far below. Care is required when dropping down from the heights above The Black Mare to the saddle which marks the ascent NE to Carrauntoohill – the next stage in this anti-clockwise Coumloughra Horseshoe walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/3/comment/2429/
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