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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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The summit of Fauscoum, the highest mountain in t .. by simon3   (Show all for Fauscoum)
 
Climbed Fauscoum as part of a circuit of Coumshin .. by Cormac_L   (Show all for Fauscoum)
 
I did the Mahon Falls Circle at 16. June 2009. St .. by HimiWack   (Show all for Fauscoum)
 
Wide angle view of Coumshingaun .. by murphysw   (Show all for Fauscoum)
 
I've been climbing the comeragh mountains for ove .. by silentbob   (Show all for Fauscoum)
 
fergal on Fauscoum, 2004
by fergal  6 Oct 2004
While not wishing to steal Denis Deasy's thunder concerning his comments of 17/03/03 on Fauscoum, I too witnessed about 10 years ago the natural phenomenon of circling swifts on the summit. My recollection might not be of one of magical mists rising ( draoicht na siog) but there were maybe 100 - 150 birds circling around the open top about three feet off the ground. I sat and watched them for fifteen or twenty minutes or so. Perhaps there was a flyhatch from some of the peatpools at the specific time and they had come for a rare treat or they had to come to sample the bogwater. I was surprised to see them at such a height. They are generally an urban bird, racing and squealing across the rooftops of our towns until the end of August or so. Interestingly they spend almost their entire lives on the wing feeding, sleeping and even mating on the wing! Try that! During the nesting season they make their only concession to landing , making nest in lofts and church spires etc.. If one should land on the ground unintentionally their legs are virtually useless for walking and they would find it very difficult to become airborne again without assistance. It poses an interesting question as to why they would migrate to uplands for brief periods in the summer. Any ornithologists out there to help us? Thanks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/1223/
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