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Glenbeigh Horseshoe Area   S: Knocknagapple Subarea
Place count in area: 20, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 78, 83, EW-R 
Highest place:
Coomacarrea, 772m
Maximum height for area: 772 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 457 metres,

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Colly Mountain An Bheann Mhór A name in Irish Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 679m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V65073 80762
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Longitude: -9.963758, Latitude: 51.96309 , Easting: 65073, Northing: 80762 Prominence: 144m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 465052 580823,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Colly, 10 char: Colly
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

Overlooks Ballaghisheen (Ir. Bealach Oisín, 'pass of Oisín' from the north. A ridge to the north connects with Meenteog on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe. There are several names mentioned by Ó Cíobháin with the element collach, lit. 'a boar', but referring to boulders. This may be the origin of Colly, but there are other possibilities.   Colly is the 146th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Colly (<i>An Bheann Mhór</i>) in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Colly from Coomaspeara
Fine views from conical peak and outlier of the Glenbeigh hills.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Peter Walker  28 Mar 2021
Colly's pyramid is a distinctive feature in the area SW of the reeks. It lies between the Ballaghisheen Pass and the Glenbeigh Hills and offers fine views due to this position. The spine of the Iveragh hills from Mullaghanattin to Knocknagantee offers itself up to close inspection as does the SW aspect of the reeks as well as Broaghnabinnia.

W. Start from the collection of multi-coloured farm buildings in Coomaspeara V63627 80982 starA where it's possible to park with permission. From here a conspicuous track zig-zags eastwards up the hill to around 500m, a short distance from the summit ridge: once the ridge is reached turn right for the summit. Less than 1hr.

SE. An alternative ascent can be made by parking at Ballaghisheen Gap V67079 79137 starB. Head over the twin tops of Knocknagapple, aiming first for Colly East before swinging west for C. The going is good underfoot and should take 1.25 hrs.
In both the above cases the best return is by the route of ascent. An alternative descent to get back to the Ballaghisheen Pass would be to drop to Collybeg and head steeply downhill SE along the forest edge from here to V65019 78297 starC. Then walk up the road to the start. This walk can also be reversed for an alternative ascent.

NW. Colly can also be reached as a detour off the Glenbeigh horseshoe. It should take around 40 mins from Meenteog.

Notable tracks incl. track/3789, track/3615 and track/2575. If you've two cars and are prepared for a long day try track/933. Linkback:
We strolled up from the head of Coomaspeara (whos .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Colly (An Bheann Mhór))
On my way up Colly from Knocknagapple NW Top I ca .. by colin murphy   (Show all for Colly (An Bheann Mhór))
We climbed Colly on 13th Feb 2010 and parked lik .. by riverlaune   (Show all for Colly (An Bheann Mhór))
Double entendre? .. by muddyboots   (Show all for Colly (An Bheann Mhór))
Here's the picture to go with Mr Walker's comment .. by dbloke   (Show all for Colly (An Bheann Mhór))
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