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Fauscoum Mountain Fáschom A name in Irish
(Ir. Fáschom, 'empty hollow') Waterford County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 792m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S31689 10508
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Longitude: -7.53665, Latitude: 52.245833 , Easting: 231689, Northing: 110508 Prominence: 626m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 631641 610557,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Fscm, 10 char: Fauscoum
Bedrock type: Green thick-bedded conglomerate, (Treanearla Formation)

Despite being the highest of the Comeraghs, this is a rather unremarkable summit above the spectacular valley of Coumshingaun. The circuit of Coumshingaun comprises the ascent and descent of two dramatic ridges. The cliffs at the back of the valley offer some of the finest rock-climbs in Ireland. The name Fáschom properly refers to the next coom immediately south of Coumshingaun. The name may refer either to its wild nature or to the fact that, unlike many of the cooms which cut into the Comeragh plateau, it has no lake. Knockaunapeebra / Cnocán an Phíopaire is the name of a a lower peak to the SW.   Fauscoum is the highest mountain in the Comeragh Mountains area and the 48th highest in Ireland. Fauscoum is the second highest point in county Waterford.

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I had an amazing experience once on Fauscoum when .. by denisdeasy   (Show all for Fauscoum)
 
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jackill on Fauscoum, 2004
by jackill  9 Aug 2004
From the summit of Fauscoum follow a bearing of 64 degrees for about 400 m and you'll see possibly one of the best views in the Comeraghs - Lough Coumshingaun. It can be reached from Kilclooney wood S342 102 A .
Follow the track through the wood to a forestry road, turn right and walk past the mobile phone transmitter (cunningly disguised as a tree)through the trees until you get to open mountain. Take a sharp left and follow the rough track towards the ridge rising on the right of the photo.From here you can just walk to the lake or decide to follow the ridge upwards.
Following the track up the ridge eventually brings you to a very rocky area
where you will have to scramble your way over large boulders and rocky outcrops before coming to a long grassy ridge that leads eventually to the Comeragh plateau.At the end of the ridge there is a short steep climb of approx. 50 mtrs which looks more daunting than it actually is - but be careful it can be "slippery when wet".At the end of the climb you are on the main Comeragh plateau about 400 mtrs from where this photo was taken.
You can then walk around the edge to point 704 mtrs S325 115 B(right of photo) and descend from there to meet the track from the lake back to the wood.
This is a very enjoyable walk on a clear day - one of my favourite areas in the Comeraghs.
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The summit cairn of Fauscoum taken as part of the .. by jackill   (Show all for Fauscoum)
 
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