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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 Far SE Top, 555m Mountain Cnoc na Ceachan (mullach i gcéin 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 Far SE Top is the 408th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V86000 58200, OS 1:50k mapsheet 85
Place visited by: 48 members, recently by: Superterence, maoris, Krzysztof_K, Grumbler, Wilderness, Geo, JohnRea, annem, jackos, chelman7, Colin Murphy, gernee, Fergalh, GerSomers, daitho9
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.652002, Latitude: 51.76508, Easting: 86000, Northing: 58200, Prominence: 15m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 485975 558265
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: ChFrSE, 10 char: ChFrSETp

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Summary for Caha Far SE Top (Cnoc na Ceachan (mullach i gcéin thoir theas)): Short hop from its neighbour
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2021-08-30 13:48:21
            MountainViews.ie picture about Caha Far SE Top (<em>Cnoc na Ceachan (mullach i gcéin thoir theas)</em>)
Picture: Steeped in beauty
See the short summary for Caha SE top. From there turn NEE, crossing some rough terrain for about 400M to reach Caha Far SE summit, which is a slightly elevated area of rock and grass overlooking a sprawling valley with the snaking Baurearagh River at its base.
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Caha Far SE Top (<em>Cnoc na Ceachan (mullach i gcéin thoir theas)</em>)
Picture: Caha SE from near Killane SW Top
Follow the fence
by thomas_g 25 Sep 2015
Finding Killane SW from Caha isn't hard - just follow the fence. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1439/comment/18326/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Caha Far SE Top (<em>Cnoc na Ceachan (mullach i gcéin thoir theas)</em>)
Picture: The crossing point where the river leaves Barley Lake. (See short summary)
Rough but beautiful terrain
by Colin Murphy 30 Aug 2021
Although a lengthy and tough trek requiring a good 8-10 hours of walking, on a fine day the area offers a great deal in terms of natural beauty, including multiple small loughs, cliff faces, wildlife, curious rock formations and a highly varied landscape. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1439/comment/23253/
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