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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 place has been logged as visited by 365 members. Recently by: Bodek311, markwallace, oakesave, sammullangalvin, DeltaP, 3K_Fters, Juanita, odonovansf, Daingean, jcincork, ilenia, BarnaneGoat, hivisibility, davsheen, AJB1971
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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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denisdeasy on Fauscoum, 2003
by denisdeasy  17 Mar 2003
I had an amazing experience once on Fauscoum when doing a traverse of the Comeragh / Monavullaghs from Clonmel to Dungarvan. It was a sunny humid August day, & I was coming to the summit area. The terrrain was eroded peat hags, with the sandy gravel exposed in places making the going good between the peat hag 'islands'. I came to an open expanse with a large number of shallow pools. The heat was evaporating the water & there was a foot or so of wispy vapour hanging above ground level - it was like walking through dry ice. This was eery enough on its own, but then suddenly a flock of swifts appeared at full tilt, singing/whistling as they dipped & scooped water from the pools on the wing - I stood stock still as the flock flew close & low around my feet, some disappearing into the vapour to catch some water. In a few seconds they were gone & I was left in stunned amazement.

So for me, Fauscoum is not a featureless top, but a special place where I witnessed a magic conjunction of landscape, weather conditions & fauna. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/380/
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