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Caunoge Mountain Kerry County, in Arderin List, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 502m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V58262 79969
Place visited by 21 members. Recently by: ciarraioch, melohara, PeakPaul, David-Guenot, Onzy, chalky, simoburn, Colin Murphy, Cobhclimber, suiladoir, mountainmike, frankmc04, ahendroff, garrettd, trekker
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Longitude: -10.062455, Latitude: 51.954265 , Easting: 58262, Northing: 79969 Prominence: 127m,  Isolation: 3.8km
ITM: 458243 580029,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cng, 10 char: Caunoge
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

This name is rather puzzling. Ir. cánóg means 'puffin', but there seems to be no other instances of its use as a generic in place-names.   Caunoge is the 563rd highest place in Ireland. Caunoge is the most southerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Glenbeigh Horseshoe area.

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Simple approach from the east. .. by group   (Show all for Caunoge)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caunoge in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Unremarkable top
The hillwalk from hell!!
by Colin Murphy  3 Aug 2014
It started with the midges...Arriving at forest entrance at V 574 778 B at about 8.30, was immediately attacked by a swarm, and bitten a hundred times by the time I'd gotten my boots on. Hastening up track as suggested by Simon3 to escape a horrible death, I arrived at the forest clearing to the north. Granted it is seven years since Simon's comment, but a lot had obviously changed. As the rain began to bucket down, I attempted to cross the clearing - bad mistake. It was a mixture of chest high reeds and thistles on very uneven ground. After 100m, and having fallen flat on my face several times, I could only have been wetter if I'd gone swimming with my clothes on. I sough shelter just inside the forest edge, which made for slightly better going, although I was poked in the face by branches several times. Eventually I cleared the woods, crossed an open field to to the north and began the ascent proper. After crossing several barbed wire fences, I hit the knee-high heather, which continues pretty much all the way to the top, and made for very hard going. The summit is a grassy, unremarkable affair, marked by a small pile of stones. I'm sure the views are great, but in the mist, I could barely see a thing. Then I had to retrace my steps through the early hell, falling at least five times along the way. A simple 4km walk, I had expected it to take a about 90 minutes. Two and a half miserable hours later I drove away and didn't look back. I have since learned of a much better approach via a farmyard to the east. If I get the details I'll post them - in the meantime, avoid this route at all costs! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/448/comment/17589/
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One way up Caunoge is to start from the forest en .. by simon3   (Show all for Caunoge)
If you drop off Caunoge by its southern spur, the .. by simon3   (Show all for Caunoge)
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