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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 349 members. Recently by: IainT, bobbar, jcincork, DaveMc, johncromie, ckilm, Harry Goodman, ericjones, lw24, Martinpeak, dmc, eoghanm, t.jay, tommccarthy, Kiwitrekker
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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 49th highest in Ireland. Fauscoum is the highest point in county Waterford.

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The summit of Fauscoum, the highest mountain in t .. by simon3   (Show all for Fauscoum)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Fauscoum in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking to Fauscoum from direction of Crotty's Lough.
Cormac_L on Fauscoum, 2008
by Cormac_L  22 Sep 2008
Climbed Fauscoum as part of a circuit of Coumshingaun on 17/09/08. Decided to take a stroll over to have a look down at Crotty's Lough, and encountered a jelly-like sea of bog, with breaking little 'waves' of peat. Gives an indication of the ongoing effect the summer's rainfall has had for the walker. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/3332/
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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)
While not wishing to steal Denis Deasy's thunder .. by fergal   (Show all for Fauscoum)
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