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Conigar Mountain An Coinigéar A name in Irish
also Maolach an extra name in Irish
(Ir. An Coinigéar [OSI], 'the warren') Cork County, in Arderin List, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 566m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W06636 63874 This summit has been logged as climbed by 33 members. Recently by: anekk11, tommccarthy, clunee, marcheur92, muddyboots, markmjcampion, Onzy, kmicheal, Wildrover, Colin Murphy, simoburn, Dbosonnet, chalky, Flatout, Cobhclimber
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Longitude: -9.35472, Latitude: 51.81988 , Easting: 106636, Northing: 63874 Prominence: 131m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 506606 563938,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cngr, 10 char: Conigar
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

It seems that Conigar is the name applied to the south-western peak (566m) which overlooks Borlin, whilst Maolach, meaning 'bald hill', is the north-eastern peak overlooking Gougane Barra.   Conigar is the 373rd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Conigar in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Summit with Caoinkeen SE in distance
 
Simple climb, fine summit
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  22 Jun 2015
There is just about room for a single car to park close to a double gate at W054 647 A, just north of Gowlane Bridge. Cross the gate and you will see a track to the right. Follow this for a few hundred metres until is vanishes on the open hillside. Continue east across a gently rising slope, over mostly shortish grass, the ground firm underfoot, at least in summer. Cross the small stream at W062 645 B and turn SE, the ascent becoming steeper. You will encounter some large rock faces as you near the top, but these are generally easy to negotiate. The summit is marked by a small cairn topped by a pointy upright stone. Car to summit, 50 minutes. Great views in particular of Lough Nambrackderg set into the side of Caoinkeen SE Top to the west. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/333/comment/5093/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Conigar in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Summit of Conigar
john_desmond on Conigar, 2005
by john_desmond  16 Jun 2005
The summit of Conigar is NOT located at the point suggested here (W 060 628 C) (566m). If you look at the OS map closely, you can see a '570m' contour just underneath the 'ar' in the English spelling of Conigar. The Irish spelling obscures most of the contour detail and it is very easy to miss. Going by the shape of the summit, I would estimate that the correct height is probably about 572m. The correct location for the summit is W 0664 6387 D. The attached photo shows the view back up the ridge from the incorrect summit of 566m. The yellow line shows the outline of the 564m hill in between and the true summit of Conigar is shown approx 1km to the NE. There are no features on the summit other than 2 small piles of stones on a rock. The easiest way to get to it is probably to take a short detour (1km) to the SW from Lough Glas if you are doing the Gougane Barra horseshoe walk. The ground is very wet with lots of pools to get around. It must be even worse in the Wintertime. The views from there and the false summit to the SW are very good with most of the mtns in West Cork visible as well as Bantry Bay and Sheeps Head. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/333/comment/1761/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Conigar in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: View to the west from near the summit
 
Top notch
by Colin Murphy  22 Jun 2015
Fine rocky summit with magnificent views to the west in particular. Pic shows Lough Nambrackderg cut into the side of Caoinkeen SE Top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/333/comment/18154/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Conigar in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Borlin Valley
The other side
by thomas_g  16 Jun 2013
Parked at W05344 63922 E (one car - just). Walked back to the gate and straight up the hill for the peak. It's less than 1.5 hours up and back. Views from the top ok, but the nicest view is over the Borlin valley on the way back down. Pretty boggy at the start of the walk in June. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/333/comment/15022/
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