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Slievenashaska Mountain Sliabh na Seasca A name in Irish
Maybe from Sliabh na Seasgaich, 'hill of barrenness" (as in sterile )
or Sliabh na Seasca " Mountain of the Sedge"
Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 578m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78&83 Grid Reference: V64266 70818 This summit has been logged as climbed by 28 members. Recently by: PeakPaul, IainT, GSheehy, Onzy, chalky, garrettd, markmjcampion, mountainmike, dmc, simoburn, CaptainVertigo, vecnyhlad, Cobhclimber, , madfrankie
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Longitude: -9.971573, Latitude: 51.87357 , Easting: 64266, Northing: 70818 Prominence: 123m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 464245 570880,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvnsh, 10 char: Slvnshsk
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Previously known as Coomcathcun on MV, the name Com Cait Con, which applies properly to the coom to the N of this peak, is understood locally as the 'hollow of the cat and the greyhound'. Thanks to An Brainse Logainmneacha for providing this information. The anglicised form Coomeathcun on the OSI map is a mis-spelling   Slievenashaska is the 342nd highest summit in Ireland.

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Richard Mersey who has written about this general .. by simon3   (Show all for Slievenashaska)
 
Rough, remote and bizarre. .. by simon3   (Show all for Slievenashaska)
 
Water and Stone .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Slievenashaska)
 
On the summit of Coomcathcun, in snow and misty c .. by ahendroff   (Show all for Slievenashaska)
 
An alternative name?
by IainT  1 Jan 2017
When I was spending lots of time around Sneem in the 90's I knew this hill as Slievenashaska (perhaps Sliabh na Seasgaich, "hill of the barren cow"?). Can't now remember who or where the name came from. Coomcathun obviously originally refers to one of the hollows around the hill rather than the summit. Cracking hill whatever it's called.. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/313/comment/18754/
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