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Comeragh Mountains Area
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 75, 81, 82 
Highest place:
Fauscoum, 792m
Maximum height for area: 792 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 626 metres,

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Kilmacomma Hill Hill Waterford County, in Binnion List, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 211m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S17911 20319
Place visited by 12 members. Recently by: jasonmc, conormcbandon, PeakPaul, hivisibility, sandman, comsean, Cobhclimber, chalky, jackill, eamonoc, thomas_g, Fergalh
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Longitude: -7.73799, Latitude: 52.334654 , Easting: 217911, Northing: 120319 Prominence: 143m,  Isolation: 5.1km
ITM: 617856 620370,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Klm211, 10 char: KlmcmHil
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Kilmacomma Hill is the 1371th highest place in Ireland. Kilmacomma Hill is the most northerly summit in the Comeragh Mountains area.

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The Pigs Tower
Short Summary created by jackill,  3 Sep 2014
Park at S16052 19827 A a forestry entrance, room to park for 5-6 cars. Head into forest on good track, ignoring a left turn just past Coillte barrier, and continue uphill, at a T junction turn right and after about 200 meters take another right, continue on this track and at approximately S17810 20200 B ( 1.9km from start point) take a faint track through trees up to the summit. There is a large stone circle at the top which old maps suggest to be the foundations of a wooden tower. Further research has revealed this to be the base of a wooden tower , built in 1814, without mortor, to celebrate the defeat of Bonaparte. It was known as "The Pigs Tower" .Views towards the Knockmealdowns, Slievenamon and the Comeraghs, Follow same route back to start point. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1277/comment/15521/
 
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Picture: View to Slievenamon from Kilcomma Hill
 
Ring fort Kilnamack Forest
by eamonoc  24 Apr 2014
Climbed today 24/4/2014. Started at forest entrance S 16052 19827 A, room to park for several cars here head into forest on good track ignore immediate left turn just past Coillte barrier continue on path which goes steadily uphill, come to a T junction take a right turn and after about a further 100mts take another right continue on this track and after approx 1.9km from start point take a faint track through trees up to obvious high point of this hill, there is a large ring fort at the top. Fine views towards the Knockmealdowns, Slievenamon and Comeraghs, Follow same route back to start point. Total time from car to car 45mins and a distance of approx 4.3km. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1277/comment/16035/
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Caisleán na Muice
by jackill  3 Sep 2014
I was puzzled by the apparent ring fort on top of this hill. I was more puzzled when looking at old 6" and 25" maps the ring fort was identified as "Wood Tower, in ruins".
After a little trawling of old books I found the following entry in Canon Powers " Placenames of the Decies" , listed under Killmacombe,

" Wood Tower (O.M.), Caisleán na Muice – “The
Pig’s Castle”; built in 1814 – minus mortar – to
celebrate the fall of Bonaparte.

Surprising and interesting. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1277/comment/17662/
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Picture: Find the one ring
Kilcomma`s crowning Glory
by eamonoc  7 May 2014
Ring Fort Kilcomma Hill Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1277/comment/16057/
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