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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 796 members. Recently by: HeartTrek, salford7, TriHarder, daithileonard, Philhanson, corkrats, AdrianneB, damo11, rleahy, Kaiser, Damien25, feargalf, GoldCircle, Waldron-mp, ericjones
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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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Pronunciation... .. by Conor74   (Show all for Caher)
 
Pronounce cathair with care ;-)
by pdtempan  22 Jun 2010
It's definitely with two syllables, Conor. All the local pronunciations recorded by Breandán Ó Cíobháin in the 70s show two syllables, most of them something like kaher, which is the typical Kerry pronunciation. I think the pronunciation like English 'care' is typical of areas where Irish died out long ago as the everyday language. The Kerry pronunciation is more faithful to the original because there are still Gaeltacht areas nearby. All the best, Paul Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/3/comment/5899/
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Re: Parking for the Hydro Road .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Caher)
 
Beautiful day , summer 2005 , climbed carrauntooh .. by Buny Clare   (Show all for Caher)
 
Last stop on the circuit of Coumloughra (or first .. by csd   (Show all for Caher)
 
Coumloughra Horseshoe .. by frank12345   (Show all for Caher)
 
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