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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: -5.938636, Latitude: 54.188863 , Easting: 334610, Northing: 328616 Prominence: 180m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 734529 828620,   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 65th highest in Ireland. Slieve Commedagh is the second highest point in county Down.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Commedagh in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Approaching Commedagh from Donard
 
Proud second in command
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman, wicklore,  23 Jul 2012
Commedagh is the second highest mountain in the Mournes. One access route to Commedagh is the same as for Donard. At just 83 metres lower than its bigger neighbour, Commedagh packs a powerful punch in terms of effort, views and scenery. The Mourne Wall can be used as a handrail if approaching from either the east or the west. From Donard Park J375306 A follow the forest track upwards SW through Donard Wood. On exiting the forest a good path continues up the valley to gain the col between Donard and Commedagh J350279 B. Here you will find the mighty Mourne Wall plying its trade. Turn right and follow the Wall uphill to reach a stone tower J345286 C. Turn right and cross the plateau NE for a few hundred metres to the summit cairn (about 2 ½ hours from car park to summit.) Commedagh can also be reached from the W by following the Mourne Wall from the Hare's Gap via Slievenaglogh and Slieve Corragh. Beware of steep ground and cliffs to the NE and W of the summit. If approaching from the W stick close to the Mourne Wall to avoid cliffs to the north. A third approach is by way of Shanslieve. Once up from Donard Park to the point just before the track leaves the forest turn right and follow the wall through the trees for about 200m to a forest ride on the left. Follow this up to a stile. Once out on open ground continue up W over Slievenamaddy and then SW to Shan Slieve before following the sharp edge of Commedagh up around the Pot of Pulgarve to gain the summit cairn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/63/comment/4823/
 
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