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Caha Mountains Area , N: Coomnadiha Subarea
Feature count in area: 57, by county: Cork: 32, Kerry: 36, of which 11 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84, 85, 88
Highest Place: Hungry Hill 682m

Starting Places (51) in area Caha Mountains:
Ardgroom, Barley Lake North, Bere Island Pier, Caha Pass, Canshanavoe South, Carriganine, Cashelkeelty Stone Circles Carpark, Castletownbere Lifeboat Harbour, Clashduff River Farm, Coolieragh Harbour Road, Coomadayallig Lake Road N, Coomadayallig Lake Road S, Cooryeen Lane, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreenataggart Stone Circle Road, Dromoghty Lough North, Dunboy Wood, Esk Boreen, Eyeries, Fehanah Lane, Garinish Island Pier, Glantrasna Bridge, Glenbeg Lough N, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gleninchaquin Waterfall, Gowlaun Lough, Healy Pass, Healy Pass Hairpin, Ilnacullin Car Park, Kenmare Bridge, Knockacullin Lane, Leahill Bog, Leitrim Beg Standing Stone, Lough Inchiquin SE, Magannagan Stream, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nora's Cottage, Old Lansdowne School, Owgarriff River Lane, Peg's Shop, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Red Trout Lake, Reenroe Bridge, River Drimminboy Track, Rossmackowen Bridge, Rossmackowen Cemetery, Shronebirrane Farm, Shronebirrane Road, Toberbanaha, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area Caha Mountains:
Cen: Hungry Hill: Coombane 510m, Derryclancy 554m, Hungry Hill 682m
Cen: Knockowen: Cushnaficulla 594m, Glenkeel Top 417m, Knockastumpa 398m, Knockeirky 577m, Knockeirky South Top 523m, Knockowen 658m, Stookeennalackareha 412m
E: Glengarriff: Derrynafulla SW 375m, Gowlbeg Mountain 362m, Nareera 530m, Nareera North Top 503m, Nareera South-West Top 505m, Shrone Hill 283m, Sugarloaf Mountain 574m, Sugarloaf Mountain Far West Top 560m, Sugarloaf Mountain West Top 565m
N: Coomnadiha: Baurearagh Mountain 489m, Caha Far SE Top 555m, Caha SE Top 585m, Coomnadiha 644m, Coomnalack Top 435m, Cummeenbaun 510m, Droppa 522m, Killane Mountain 537m, Killane Mountain South-West Top 533m, Knockagarrane 414m, Knockreagh 500m
N: Knockeirka: Barraduff Mountain 400m, Killaha Mountain 400m, Knockeirka 426m
N: Knocknagorraveela: Derrysallagh 410m, Feorus East 474m, Knocknagorraveela 507m, Knocknagorraveela NE Top 464m
N: Lauragh: Knockanoughanish 386m, Knockatee 330m
S: Castletownbere: Disert 205m, Knockanallig (Bear Island) 267m
W: Ardgroom: Derryvour Hill 160m
W: Eskatarriff: Coomacloghane 599m, Eskatarriff 600.5m, Eskatarriff East Top 532.7m, Knocknaveacal North Top 509.1m, Knocknaveacal South Top 507.2m, Lackabane 603m, Tooreenbaha 408.7m, Tooreennamna 524m, Tooth Mountain 592m
W: Knocknagree: Knocknagree 586m, Knocknagree East Top 461m, Knocknagree SE Top 442m, Lackawee 572m, Maulin 621m, Maulin North Top 579m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Caha SE Top, 585m Mountain Cnoc na Ceachan (mullach thoir theas) A name in Irish,
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Ir. Cnoc na Ceachan [OSi], poss. ‘hill of the gorge’, Cork/ Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Beg Lists, Caha SE Top is the 328th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V85702 58075, OS 1:50k mapsheet 85
Place visited by: 51 members, recently by: Superterence, bandre, maoris, Krzysztof_K, Grumbler, Sweeney, miriam, Geo, JohnRea, annem, jackos, chelman7, Colin Murphy, gernee, Fergalh
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Longitude: -9.656275, Latitude: 51.763896, Easting: 85702, Northing: 58075, Prominence: 15m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 485677 558140
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)
Notes on name: Unlike Caha itself, this peak is located on the main ridge of the range. Ceacha is not a word to be found in Irish dictionaries. O’Donovan noted its similarity to ceachair, which can mean ‘quagmire’, and the Caha plateau, dotted with hundreds of pools and lakes, is notoriously wet and difficult to cross. Locals say that there are as many lakes as days of the year. O’Donovan’s suggestion merits serious consideration. However, in view of the growing evidence for an early Brittonic language in Ireland, this name is best explained as follows: it is likely that the name An Cheacha (fem. noun) originally referred neither to an individual peak nor to a range, but to a steep, narrow gorge at the upper end of the Baurearagh valley. The word is only known through this place-name and two others near Dunmanway in West Cork: Caha River and the townland of Ardcahan (Ir. Ard Ceachan), but appears to be cognate with Welsh ceg, ‘throat, mouth, orifice’, which incidentally is also a feminine noun. The English word gorge also means ‘throat’. The suspicion that the name applied originally to a topographical feature distinct from the range is confirmed by the fact that the name appears as a simplex (just An Cheacha), not following a generic e.g. sliabh, sléibhte or the like. The name was, no doubt, later transferred to the range, a change probably facilitated by cartographers equating Ir. An Cheacha with Eng. Caha Mountains. The individual peak named Caha (Ir. Cnoc na Ceachan), despite being only a minor bump on the shoulder of Coomnadiha, is so called because of its location right at the head of this gorge. The geography of the Baurearagh valley and the Caha gorge, essential to understanding this name, is now unfamiliar to all but the handful of remaining inhabitants and avid hillwalkers. Always remote, the valley is now hardly ever visited, largely due to the construction in the 19th century of the Tunnels Road from Bonane to Glengarriff, which ascends the ridge SW of Releagh to Turner’s Rock without entering the valley at all. “Out of sight, out of mind”.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: ChSETp, 10 char: ChSETp

Gallery for Caha SE Top (Cnoc na Ceachan (mullach thoir theas)) and surrounds
Summary for Caha SE Top (Cnoc na Ceachan (mullach thoir theas)): Rough terrain on approach to remote top.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2021-08-30 13:22:26
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Picture: View towards Knockeirky on approach to summit.
This is a remote summit usually done as part of a larger walk. One approach is from the east, where parking for about 4-5 cars may be found at Barly N (V881 574). Follow the rough track (which disappears occasionally) down to Barley Lake, crossing the river where it exits the lake at A (V881 568), and following a track of sorts up and around the lake. The track narrows to single file and the gradient steepens, and you will have to climb up several rocks at around B (V873 561) (take extra care in poor conditions). The track continues up to C (V870 560), where you should continue west for about 2 km (to avoid several valleys directly north) before turning north at D (V852 560) towards the point on the OS map identified as Ram's Hill. From there it is a straightforward 2km walk NE towards the summit, which is marked only by a small outcrop of rock. Overall the terrain, albeit beautiful, is a rough mix of rocks, peat hags, heather and many dips and climbs around multiple small loughs. Allow 3 hours to reach summit.
Member Comments for Caha SE Top (Cnoc na Ceachan (mullach thoir theas))

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Picture: The view from the summit looking North East
Easily Missed
by Fergalh 16 Oct 2020
Done as part of long circuit of valley including Knocknagarrane, Knockreagh, Coomnadiha, Caha Se Top, Caha Far Se Top, Droppa, Comeenhaun. There are many small tops in this area so not advisable to do on a bad weather day especially as there is a long and slippy descent off Comeenbaun . This was part of a long walk so should only be attempted in summer in my view although there may be another route to get here possibly. Linkback:
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A walk on the wild side
by Colin Murphy 30 Aug 2021
The Cahas tend to have a lot of remote, if rough, terrain, far from any hint of the modern world, which has given rise to the presence of a great deal of wildlife. On a recent 10-hour walk there I encountered several herds of wild goat, several families of deer, multiple rabbits and hares and a huge variety of birdlife. Linkback:
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