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Slieve Commedagh Mountain Sliabh Coimhéideach A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Coimhéideach [PNNI], 'watching/guarding mountain') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 767m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J34610 28616 This summit has been logged as climbed by 580 members. Recently by: Kiwitrekker, 21yearsgone, robertodon, clacon, DelStewart, Treeman, javono, Kilbrogan, ericjones, tommccarthy, srr45, DenisMc, stevebullers, markwallace, carofurey
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Longitude: -5.938543, Latitude: 54.188898 , Easting: 334610, Northing: 328616 Prominence: 180m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 734535 828624,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvCmd, 10 char: SlvCmdgh
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

As on Slieve Meelmore, there is a tower near the summit of Slieve Commedagh. On the southern side, at the head of the Annalong Valley, is a spectacular group of granite tors known as 'the Castles'. These can be appreciated from the Brandy Pad, a track once used by smugglers. During the 18th Century the Mourne Mountains were notorious for smuggling commodities such as wine, silk, tobacco, tea and brandy, mainly from Britain. The cargo would be brought ashore under the cover of darkness and taken over the mountains to Hilltown and the surrounding areas.   Slieve Commedagh is the second highest mountain in the Mourne Mountains area and the 64th highest in Ireland. Slieve Commedagh is the second highest point in county Down.

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Did Slieve Commedagh as part of a Slieve Corragh- .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
 
Why does it always rain on me... .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
 
A first trip to the Mournes ....From the car park .. by johnnyphil   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
 
Steep and slippy but great views! .. by simongray12190   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
 
Commedagh via Tollymore and Slievenabrock
by moore1  14 Aug 2013
Having been up Commedagh many times via the traditional route from Donard car park, I was intrigued by the great views of Commedagh and Corragh's North faces from Tollymore! On a bright August day I left Tollymore Forrest park via a stone stile. This route includes the minor but surprising summit of Slievenabrock (excellent views of Newcastle and Murlough bay) followed by a steep and rocky assent of Shanslieve before the final assent to Commedagh. I would strongly recommend this route but avoid in poor visibility (there are considerable drops and cliffs), however, poor visibility frequently threatens Commedagh's summit! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/63/comment/15071/
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climbed this last autumn in very heavy frost. UP .. by ray   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
 
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