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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
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievenashaska in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View east from Coomcathcun.
 
simon3 on Slievenashaska, 2006
by simon3  13 Sep 2006
Richard Mersey who has written about this general area, known as the Dunkerrons said between Coomcallee and Knocknagantee "is an area wild and rocky with many lake on the summit ridge, and deep coums cutting from both sides." That about sums it up! There's lakes, coums, rough ground everywhere.

Brian Ringland [Interview in MountainViews] further talked it up. In answer to the question "Best experience on a 500 m walk?" he said "Coumcallee and east of that towards Knocknagantee. Lots of little lakes and wild, interesting country. Very tricky navigation in bad weather."

For a small party (up to5 say), one way of getting onto it is to leave the road at V671698 A. Ask permission at the last house and walk NW on the track shown on the map that goes round the north end of Dromtine Lough. Then onto the ridge leading west and up.
With a larger party I would recommend starting around 600m north (near the "Standing Stones") or south perhaps at the forestry accessed from the main road at V673686 B. Ask permission if you go anywhere near houses or cultivated fields.

As you ascend the ridge on a good day, longer and longer views appear on both sides. To the left Coomnahorna and the southern cliffs of Coomcathcun, to the right a view along a series of jutting ridges of the Dunkerrons. This includes Knocknagantee, the less well known Coomnacronia and Finnararagh (aka An Corrán). All wild spots.

The summit is on a slight rise above a broad and rough plateau with several lakes. There's a cairn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/313/comment/2484/
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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   (Show all for Slievenashaska)
 
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