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Coomagearlahy Mountain Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green-grey sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 506m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W09497 77287 This summit has been logged as climbed by 19 members. Recently by: eamonoc, Colin Murphy, clunee, Onzy, simoburn, chalky, Cobhclimber, thomas_g, madfrankie, ahendroff, three5four0, pocarbuile, silentbob, wsheahan, ekeogh
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Longitude: -9.316757, Latitude: 51.940854 , Easting: 109497, Northing: 77287 Prominence: 181m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 509466 577347,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cmgrlh, 10 char: Cmgrlhy
Bedrock type: Green-grey sandstone & purple siltstone, (Gun Point Formation)

Coomagearlahy is the 550th highest summit in Ireland. Coomagearlahy is the second most westerly summit in the Paps/Derrynasaggart area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomagearlahy in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: Seen from beside power station to the east.
Paved road most of way to unremarkable top
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, thomas_g,  29 Feb 2016
Not a lot to recommend here: horrid ground, clear felled trees, power lines, transmitters and a wind farm.
You can access from the south (windfarm - private), North (marked private road) or probably best from the East (Coillte land).
From the east, parking for one car at W124 775 A. Proceed west for 300m taking the right fork when road splits. Continue up this for 1.3 km passing through a gate. The paved access road eventually comes to a T-junction at W109 779 B. Turn south and continue for a few hundred metres until road forks. Take the right fork up along the edge of the forestry, which eventually terminates at a large pylon, at elevation roughly 480m. Follow the line of the electricity poles up through the woods for 200m, (through long rushes) emerging at a power station. Turn west and follow the fence and then the poles of a dilapidated fence for 800m, which lead all the way to the summit - a nondescript heathery bump and is marked only by an old fence post. 2.5 hours car to car. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/444/comment/5203/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomagearlahy in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: The summit in the immediate foreground with a view of the Paps in the distance
john_desmond on Coomagearlahy, 2006
by john_desmond  20 Mar 2006
On Sunday (19/03/06), I tried the route suggested here by 'jackill'. When I got to the forest entrance, the gate was locked and someone parked there in a 4x4 told me that there was no access. I get the impression that they do not want anyone going up there as they are constructing a wind farm in this valley. As it turned out, this was a good thing as I found a much more interesting route. I went around to the East of the mountain via some narrow roads and parked at W124 775 (Space for 1 car). Directions.....Walk about 300m West and take the right turn. Stay on this road into the forest and you will come to a crossroads with a construction road at about W109 779. There are signs here saying that there is no access via the construction road which is fine as the objective really is to get out of the forest and onto the open hillside to the West. Proceed NW through the forest for about 300 metres (some of it is felled), over the fence (which is the Cork/Kerry border) and you are now on open hillside away from everything. Follow the edge of the forest in a SW direction and stay on the Northern side of the hill. By doing this, you stay away from the communications masts, electricity pylons and the wind farm and any potential aggro ;o). The best thing about this route is that you have really nice views from Mangerton & Crohane to the West, the Paps to the North and to NE to Mullaghanish as you walk the 2km or so to the summit. There is nothing to mark the summit, no cairn or stones. I took the summit to be the highest piece of ground in the ridge running E/W. This ties in with the OS map which shows the 506m summit in the centre of the 500m contour.
Return by the same route. Total walk time at an easy pace to summit and back = 2.5 hrs. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/444/comment/2236/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomagearlahy in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: The Paps from Coomagearlahy
jackill on Coomagearlahy, 2005
by jackill  5 Dec 2005
The changeable nature of Irish weather was clearly demonstrated to me this weekend. I started out to bag Mullaghanish using the route along the forestry edge as described by SDillmore. It was fairly easy going with the series of fences making for easy route finding. The weather however was appalling, dull and foggy with an icy wind driving rain down the mountain straight into my face, a thorough soaking! I got back to the car and was in two minds whether to head for Coomagearlahy or to go home. After a cup of soup and a sandwich I felt reinvigorated and decided to press on. I headed to Ballyvourney and took the turning for Coolea. I travelled from Coolea to “ The Top of The Coom” Bar W112 732 C which at 300 meters boasts it is the highest pub in Ireland.
I turned off the main road just before Inchee Bridge at W080 739 D. I turned off this newly paved road onto a gravel road at W082 752 E. I then followed this track past a house and parked at the forestry entrance W089 758 F.The weather had changed completely in the 30 minutes the car journey had taken me. It was now a glorious clear winters afternoon. It seems quite busy at the forest entrance but the workers said there was no problem with parking (unless a tree fell on the car). I took a bearing for the summit which was approx 1.25 kilometres distant through the forestry. As I walked in (only the right hand fork shown on the map is useable) there were signs saying access was forbidden due to a wind farm being constructed. I went approx 300 metres beyond these signs and cut up through a gap in the forestry. I crossed over 2 newly built roads for the wind farm site traffic and eventually pushed through the last 100 meters in the trees to emerge on the open hillside approximately 120 meters from the summit. I took the summit to be a raised ridge of heather and rock, which seemed to be the highest point. There are great views from the summit of this modest hill as long as you don’t look to the south where the wind farm construction is taking place. The photo was taken looking north with, from the left, Knocknabro, The Paps , the Glenflesk valley and Crohane. I returned to the car by the same route. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/444/comment/2074/
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Forestry & Wind Farm tracks ease the ascent.
by three5four0  5 Oct 2011
There is just room to park one vehicle and not block the junction at W 121 774 G. Otherwise park at the spot in John Desmonds Post.

Go through an electric gate (the type designed to keep cattle in - two plastic poles) and follow the track through a second one of these type of gates. Follow the track up as per John Desmonds description, instead of leaving the track at W 109 779, I continued up hill on the track (I didn't notice any sign though) Before turning right along a newish looking track heading towards the edge of the forest, this track exited the forest at W 103 776 H onto a newly bulldozed track through the peat, which ran up hill along the forest ( nice and peaty by the way !). I followed this till it ended just before pt 498 and its mast. Followed a rotten fence out towards the summit, beware here as there is some deep mire to avoid. Crossed the fence and reached the summit.

I decided to carry on to Coomagearlahy W Top, following the fence for most of the way there, the forestry on the other-side of the fence is being cleared now. This lets you see the shear scale of the Wind farm being developed here. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/444/comment/6571/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomagearlahy in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: Snowed under
This hill left me cold
by Colin Murphy  29 Feb 2016
The day I did this there was a knee-deep covering of snow in parts. It made for tough going but otherwise brightened an otherwise dreary mountain. Don't expect wilderness - a paved road takes you most of the way up, followed by electricity pylons, windmills and a large building not far from the summit. Besides this the going underfoot was either long rushes or uneven heather and muddy pools - not very pleasant. But the views to the west and north were pretty good. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/444/comment/18447/
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