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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)
 
silentbob on Fauscoum, 2009
by silentbob  2 Nov 2009
I've been climbing the comeragh mountains for over 10 years now and i must point out that fauscoum isn't infact the highest point in the comeraghs this was a misprint on the OS map,fauscoum is infact the valley below the highest point,the highest point doesn't actually have a name its just known as point 792, and i've confirmed this with many other die hard mountaineers who climb the comeraghs regulary and it was my brother Eoin who adv me on this and made me 100% of this,don't tell him but we think he is part mountain goat Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/4234/
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While not wishing to steal Denis Deasy's thunder .. by fergal   (Show all for Fauscoum)
 
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