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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
I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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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The summit house on Slieve Commedagh Feb 05 .. by shippy   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Commedagh in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Commedagh (minus cloud-cover) from the slopes of Donard
 
Sorry but Commedagh can't come out to play..
by paulocon  14 May 2010
Having viewed some of the photos on here, Commedagh was one mountain that I was really looking forward to and would represent the 2nd last major climb as I made my way around the Mourne Wall. Typical then that after a relatively clear day, a massive thick cloud should move in across the summit just as I approached.
Because of this, my experience of Commedagh was limited to a quick stop at the hefty watchtower and a brief but heavy shower of hailstones. I briefly contemplated walking over to the summit proper but that would have involved literally walking into the storm-cloud and with both my mind and body in a poor condition after a days walking, I decided that probably wasn't the best idea and quickly moved off to Donard.
It is a pretty handy walk from Slievenglogh with one section that represents probably the narrowest 'ridge' along the wall although this fact is pretty much concealed by the presence of the wall. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/63/comment/4730/
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31/1/06 The summit house on Slieve Commedagh peep .. by MickC   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
 
The Mourne Wall snaking down Slieve Donard and cr .. by GWPR   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
 
Nice walk for somebody with 2 cars is, starting f .. by craigo   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
 
A dank cloudy morning in Belfast didn't promise w .. by volsung   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
 
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