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Comeragh Mountains Area , E: Portlaw Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 24, all in Waterford, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 75, 81, 82, EW-C, EW-K
Highest Place: Kilclooney Mountain 792m

Starting Places (25) in area Comeragh Mountains:
Aughatriscar Bridge, Carey's Castle, Carrickaruppora S, Carronadavderg Wood, Colligan Bridge, Colligan Source, Coumduala Lough Path, Croghaun Hill CP, Douglas River Wood, Dromona Wood, Guilcagh Wood, Kilclooney Wood CP, Laghtnafrankee Road, Lough Mohra Rath Beag Loop Walk, Mahon Falls CP, Maum Road, Moanyarha, Moanyarha Bog, Monarud, Mountain View, New Quay CP, Nire Valley CP, Old Bridge Clonmel, Old Slate Mine CP, River Ire R676 L96761

Summits & other features in area Comeragh Mountains:
Cen: Comeragh Central: Carrignagower 767m, Coumfea 741.9m, Coumfea North Top 728.3m, Coumfea West Top 711m, Croughaun Hill 391m, Curraghduff 750.1m, Kilclooney Mountain 792m, Knockaunapeebra 724.4m
Cen: Knockanaffrin: Knockanaffrin 755m, Knockanaffrin South Top 628m, Knocksheegowna 675.7m
E: Portlaw Hills: Donnell's Hill 242.8m, Tower Hill 238m
N: Laghtnafrankee: Kilmacomma Hill 211m, Laghtnafrankee 520m, Laghtnafrankee SW Top 425m, Long Hill 404m
S: Monavullagh Mountains: Bleantasour Mountain 402m, Coumaraglin Mountain 614.6m, Crohaun 484m, Milk Hill 451m, Seefin 725.6m
SW: Drum Hills: Carronadavderg 301m, Dromona Hill 156m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Tower Hill, 238m Hill
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, Waterford County in Munster province, in Binnion Lists, Tower Hill is the 1314th highest place in Ireland. Tower Hill is the second most easterly summit in the Comeragh Mountains area.
Grid Reference S44380 18850, OS 1:50k mapsheet 75
Place visited by: 27 members, recently by: Taisce, chelman7, John.geary, TippHiker, Jay9, Wildrover, hivisibility, Roen, FrankMc1964, Barry28213, jasonmc, Niamhq, bbarry2015, bryanjbarry, conormcbandon
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Longitude: -7.349909, Latitude: 52.319955, Easting: 244380, Northing: 118850, Prominence: 118m,  Isolation: 5.8km
ITM: 644319 618901
Bedrock type: Red, brown conglomerate & sandstone, (Carrigmaclea Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: TwrHl, 10 char: Tower Hill

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Summary for Tower Hill : The Tower is not the summit
Summary created by mcrtchly, thomas_g 2014-06-23 09:51:06
Tower Hill (which is not the true summit) lies in the northern part of the Marquis of Waterford's Curraghmore Estate. The hill is mostly forested but contains an interesting round tower constructed by the first Marquis, George de la Poer Beresford to commemorate the death of his son in a riding accident in 1785. Access to this forested area is via one of the forest entrances from the W, S, E and N all of which, except the west have parking. The west entrance can be accessed from the parking area at Curraghmore church.

The true summit is about 300m north of the forested area and outside the estate walls. It can be reached by parking at A (S44662 18440) beside a forest entrance north of a minor road Carrick-Suir to Portlaw. Don't take the forest entrance but cross through the gate of the adjacent field. Cross a couple more fields (with electric fences) and the summit is in the corner of the third field besides the edge of the forestry.
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Spring heeled Jack paints the town red.
by jackill 13 Jan 2020
The Le Poer tower, overlooking Curraghmore estate, was erected in 1785 in memory of Marcus, the eldest son of George de La Poer Beresford 1st Marquess of Waterford, who died in a riding accident on 10th August 1783.
More notorious however was his nephew Henry de La Poer Beresford, Third Marquess of Waterford.
The second son of the 2nd Marquess of Waterford, became heir to the title on the death of his elder brother George in 1824. He succeeded to the title on his father's death in 1826.
He led a colourful life, in fact he was the first person to “paint the town red”
In the early hours of Thursday, 6 April 1837, Henry Beresford and his fox-hunting friends arrived at a tollgate outside Melton Mowbray .They had been drinking at Croxton races, and seeing their condition, the tollkeeper asked to be paid before he opened the gate for them.
Sadly for him ladders, brushes and pots of red paint were lying nearby; the Marquess and his friends painted the tollkeeper and a constable red. They nailed the tollhouse door shut and painted that red. They ran through the town painting doors, pulling on door knockers and knocking over flower pots. At the Old Swan Inn the Marquess painted the carved swan inn sign red. They vandalised the Post Office and a bank before trying to overturn a caravan in which a man was fast asleep. Policemen tried to intervene but were beaten up and painted red for their trouble. More police arrived and seized one of the men who was put in prison.
The others returned and rescued him, breaking three locks and beating two constables, threatening them with murder if they did not produce the key.
When the Marquess sobered up, he paid for all the damage to people and property. After the incident, the phrase "paint the town red" entered the English language.
A rumour in 1830s claimed that Lord Waterford was the main suspect behind "Spring Heeled Jack". However as that character's acts continued after his death in 1859, Waterford cannot be given sole responsibility.
It was speculated that he could have designed some sort of apparatus for special spring-heeled boots, and that he may have practiced fire-spitting techniques in order to increase the unnatural appearance of his character. They also note the embroidered coat of arms with a "W" letter observed by a servant boy during one incident, a coincidence with his title.
Lord Waterford was frequently in the news in the late 1830s for drunken brawling and vandalism, and was liable to do anything for a bet; this earned him the title "the Mad Marquis", and it is known that he was in London at the time of the first Spring Heeled Jack incidents. The Revd E. C. Brewer in 1880, wrote that Waterford "used to amuse himself by springing on travellers unawares, to frighten them, and from time to time others have followed his silly example".
In 1842, he married Louisa Stuart and settled in Curraghmore House, where he led a quiet life until he died in a horse riding accident in 1859. Linkback:
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Picture: Le Poer tower.
A lonely monument.
by jackill 13 Jan 2020
This is the tower that gives this hill its name. On my visit the door to the tower was open and it was possible to climb all the way to the top on a slippery spiral stone staircase. Be aware however that there is no guardrail around the top and the ramparts of the tower are in poor condition. Linkback:
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Picture: Croughaun and Comeraghs from Tower Hill
Twin Towers?
by eamonoc 12 Jul 2014
Many thanks to mcrtchly. thomas g for summary on Tower Hill. followed their excellent advice about true summit. started at A (S44662 18440), from here across the road through the fields to the top took me approx 10mins of easy walking, in the first field there a curious looking small concrete water tower. Fantastic views towards Croughaun and the Comeraghs from here.. Distance from car to car approx 1.2km. Linkback:
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