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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caher in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Looking SW to Cahir from Carrauntoohil. mv
Two for the price of one!
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman,  21 Dec 2011
Park off road near V7715087050 A, the start of the concrete Hydro Road leading up to L. Iochtair. Although a bit of a slog it is a sure way to the Loch V 777 856 B and the real start of the climb up to Caher. Keeping the Loch to the left, head S over Pt. 442 to gain the NW spur V776 852 C of Caher. Head up left (SSE) initially over tussocky grass interspersed with some stoney ground and then, nearer the first top (Caher W Top) over steeper and much rockier ground. From the summit cairn of CWT drop down a short way (less than 100m) ESE to a grass and stone covered saddle before climbing up in the same direction to Caher summit a further 200m along. This top is excellent both for a close up view of the main mountains in the Reeks and as the start of a high level route to Carrauntoohil. The route also has the advantage that it passes over Cahir W Top on the way and provides an opportunity to bag it en route. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/3/comment/4763/
My son and I did the Coomloughra Horseshoe on 30t .. by John Finn   (Show all for Caher)
Caher is at just over 1000m and as you move east .. by simon3   (Show all for Caher)
Encountered the magnificent Caher whilst doing th .. by Fergal Meath   (Show all for Caher)
This is a shot of Caher taken from Carrauntoohil .. by sliabh   (Show all for Caher)
A tourist I spoke to recently talked about seeing .. by wicklore   (Show all for Caher)
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