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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 19 members. Recently by: PeakPaul, David-Guenot, Onzy, chalky, simoburn, Colin Murphy, Cobhclimber, suiladoir, mountainmike, frankmc04, ahendroff, garrettd, trekker, sofearghail, madfrankie
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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 561st highest summit in Ireland. Caunoge is the most southerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Glenbeigh Horseshoe area.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/448/
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Simple approach from the east. .. by group   (Show all for Caunoge)
 
The hillwalk from hell!! .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Caunoge)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caunoge in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Caunoge shapes.
 
simon3 on Caunoge, 2007
by simon3  8 Oct 2007
One way up Caunoge is to start from the forest entrance at V 574 778.
Walk about 340m along the track and you come to a firebreak off to the north. Follow this and you will arrive at the edge of the forest. It's easy to see the way from here or you can go about 100m west and get to a ploughed forest edge which is easier walking.

Reaching the boggy ridge of this low top on a pretty murky day I expected little photographic interest. To the NE the "back" or smooth side of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe, to which Caunoge joins at Coomacarrea was in mist and probably isn't that interesting from this side anyway.

But Kerry so often surprises for views. Stretching south west from Caunoge is a series of photogenic features. The murk was just kind enough to let me get this shot, however I suspect that given the right conditions (perhaps low morning light cutting across the ridge) there is real classic to be had here.

Just for reference the black foreground is the ridge of Caunoge, immediately above this is a low (230-330m) ridge along which the Kerry Way goes. The sharp and pointy hill right of centre on the skyline is Beenduff and to its right Foilclogh 497m, a near miss to the MountainViews 500m list. In the distance on the left are those southern outposts of Ballinskelligs bay, Bolus at 410m with Canuig to its right. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/448/comment/1861/
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If you drop off Caunoge by its southern spur, the .. by simon3   (Show all for Caunoge)
 
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