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Meenteog Mountain Muing A name in Irish
(Ir. Muing [SWoI], 'boggy area with long grass') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 715m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V63794 82658 This summit has been logged as climbed by 139 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, IainT, CaminoPat, ericjones, eryri, hivisibility, peter1, t.jay, tommccarthy, PeakPaul, hillwalker, gallybander, melohara, IncaHoots, DaveMc
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Longitude: -9.983105, Latitude: 51.979798 , Easting: 63794, Northing: 82658 Prominence: 110m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 463774 582717,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mntg, 10 char: Meenteog
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

Muing is originally the dative form of mong (hair; figuratively: thick growth of grass, fen, morass, swamp), often used as the nominative. However, on the Discovery map this peak is named Meenteog. This could derive from Mínteog, meaning 'small area of pasture'. There is a townland near Barraduff called Meentoges, seemingly of the same origin.   Meenteog is the third highest mountain in the Glenbeigh Horseshoe area and the 102nd highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Meenteog in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Coomeeneragh Lake and Knocknaman
 
simon3 on Meenteog, 2006
by simon3  24 Jan 2006
You can reach Meenteog from its northern ridge, Knocknaman using the small amount of parking around V 636 851 A. The route steeply ascends above Coomsaharn Lake and is variously described in guidebooks. Lyrically by Seán Ó Súilleabháin [Walk Guide Southwest of Ireland], punctiliously by David Herman [Hill Walkers Kerry] and perfunctorily by Paddy Dillon [The Mountains of Ireland]. Perhaps however you plan to reach it from either side on the ridge which doesn't require any literary engagement..

To the north-east and west of it are two great coums, respectively Coomeeneeragh and Coomacullen both very enclosed and full of rotten rock with no walking route. Plan your walking around here and other parts of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe to take into account the possibility of exposure, mist and the need to find a safe way down. A GPS, provided you know how to use it, is a great help. Use the waypoints for all of the summits which are downloadable from this site.

The photo shows Coomeeneragh Lake. The fence leads to the summit of Meenteog, while the ridge on the other side of the lake is Knocknaman. On the skyline above Knocknaman is Beenmore and Drung hill, looking as if Beenmore to the left is lower than Drung. Not so. It's just distortion in this rather extreme wideangle pic. Anyway, if you are doing the full circuit, clockwise, that's where you will eventually get to. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/99/comment/1863/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Meenteog in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Coomacullen Lough in front of Coomasharn Lake.
simon3 on Meenteog, 2005
by simon3  7 Aug 2005
The summit of Meenteog, known locally according to Seán Ó Súilleabháin as Muing, is rough and flat and didn't seem to have a cairn on it. Apart from the various corrie lakes there's also a good view towards Colly mountain 2.3k to the SE, considered by Richard Mersey [The Hills of Cork and Kerry] to be "the finest of the Glenbeigh peaks" (though he didn't say why).

The photo shows Coomacullen Lough, nearer, and Coomasaharn Lake. Coomacullen appears to have substantial algal bloom growing in it from the look of this picture. Coomasaharn is over 2k long and is home to an unusual form of fish, the Arctic char. "The Coomasaharn char are notable as they differ from other members of the species by the fact that they have completely differently shaped heads and a greater number of filtering structures in their gills. They are also a dwarf form which some scientists believe are related to Siberian char." There's more at http://www.charr.org/, much more. In fact there is a whole group devoted to the preservation of Irish Char. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/99/comment/1864/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Meenteog in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Cummernabarnadarriga Glen
 
eric on Meenteog, 2006
by eric  16 May 2006
On approaching Meenteog from Colly take a look east in Cummernabarnadarriga Glen. Visible in this photograph are the Reeks, Broaghnabinnia and Lough Acoose. Macklaun is further along the ridge seen on the left in the photograph. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/99/comment/2347/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Meenteog in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Looking back to Meenteog from Coomacarrea, with Coomasaharn Lake lying below.
Via Knocknaman
by FiachDubh  23 Feb 2011
Climbed Meenteog as part of a circuit of Coomsaharn Lake. Parked at an old house ruin (V63687 85201 B) at roadside and followed a farm track through a small gate to climb the steep, craggy slopes of Knocknaman and then up the squelchy ridge. Great views of the steep back wall of the corrie of Coomeneragh Lake were promised as we approached the summit only to be hidden by the sudden arrival of mist, though that did not last long.
The photo taken on Coomacarrea, looking back to Meenteog, shows Coomasaharn Lake nestling below the Knocknaman ridge, with the Reeks in the distance. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/99/comment/6251/
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