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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 350 members. Recently by: Lauranna, IainT, bobbar, jcincork, DaveMc, johncromie, ckilm, Harry Goodman, ericjones, lw24, Martinpeak, dmc, eoghanm, t.jay, tommccarthy
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Longitude: -7.536796, Latitude: 52.245869 , Easting: 231689, Northing: 110508 Prominence: 626m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 631631 610561,   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 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)
 
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Picture: Mahon Falls on the way to Fauscoum
 
HimiWack on Fauscoum, 2009
by HimiWack  12 Jul 2009
I did the Mahon Falls Circle at 16. June 2009. Started in the morning by the main carpark at the Mahon Falls and climbed the hillside on the left to Comeraghmountain. From here it is a lovely walk on top of the steep crags which are falling down to Mahon Valley on the right side. Crossing the Waterfall at the top and with a little climbing i reached the top of Knockaunapeebra with his characteristical 2 cairns. Heading north-eastwards its a short walk to Fauscoum. This part is very boggy especialy after heavy rain. From the summit i continued walking in north-east direction and after 15 minutes i arrived at the cirque of Coumshingaun Lake. Here are very nice views down to the lake and over the grasslands which extend to the coastline of Waterford. Turning right and following the brink of cirque i started my way back. After a while the road and the carpark by the Mahon Falls appears in south/south-western direction. Facing the carpark i walked on a trackless terrain down to Mahon river. Biside a big rock it is possible to cross the river on an easy way. But attention - after heavy rain it is very difficult, nearly impossible, to cross the river - it´s a stream then. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/3918/
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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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