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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 138 members. Recently by: IainT, CaminoPat, ericjones, eryri, hivisibility, peter1, t.jay, tommccarthy, PeakPaul, hillwalker, gallybander, melohara, IncaHoots, DaveMc, jimgraham
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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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You can reach Meenteog from its northern ridge, K .. by simon3   (Show all for Meenteog)
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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On approaching Meenteog from Colly take a look ea .. by eric   (Show all for Meenteog)
Via Knocknaman .. by FiachDubh   (Show all for Meenteog)
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