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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 place has been logged as visited by 143 members. Recently by: oakesave, three5four0, Wilderness, Hadleigh, oldpragmatist, IainT, CaminoPat, ericjones, eryri, hivisibility, peter1, t.jay, tommccarthy, PeakPaul, hillwalker
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Longitude: -9.983537, Latitude: 51.979674 , Easting: 63794, Northing: 82658 Prominence: 110m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 463744 582704,   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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The summit of Meenteog, known locally according t .. by simon3   (Show all for Meenteog)
 
On approaching Meenteog from Colly take a look ea .. by eric   (Show all for Meenteog)
 
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