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Dunkerron Mountains Area
Place count in area: 65, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

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Coomcallee Mountain An Ghuala Ghorm A name in Irish
also Com Caillí an extra name in Irish
Ir. An Ghuala Ghorm [logainm.ie], 'the blue shoulder’ Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 648.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V62392 67720
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Longitude: -9.997518, Latitude: 51.845286 , Easting: 62393, Northing: 67720 Prominence: 103.86m,  Isolation: 1.7km
ITM: 462373 567783,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cmcl, 10 char: Coomcallee
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

Also known as Com Caillí [T6000], 'hollow of the hag'. As with other mountain names beginning with coom-, this name has been transferred from a nearby corrie to the summit itself. It is not hard to guess which is the corrie in question as the presence of nearby Lough Coomcallee gives it away. Another Coomcallee is a townland on the north side of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, though it is now better known by the English translation: The Hag’s Glen.   An Ghuala Ghorm is the 204th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Ghuala Ghorm in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Coomcallee from the north
 
Updated Summary:
Broad summit surrounded by magnificent coums and loughs
Short Summary created by markmjcampion  13 Nov 2020
Coomcallee is a bulky, steep-sided mountain, situated towards the southern end of the long Iveragh ridge. The main west ridge is fenced so navigation on this side should be ok.
S. From the S drive to V60267 66312 A seeking permission to park. Follow a broad track to V60996 68103 B A, just 50 metres short of the ridge fence which you can then follow to the summit itself covered in peat hags. Allow around 1.5 hrs to summit - care must be taken in finding the broad track on descent. [see track/3613 for a map]
NW. From the NW park just E of the bridge over the Oveveen River (V59676 69799 C B). Head back to the bridge, turn right and at V60363 69946 D leave the road and head uphill to the mound at V62168 68916 E. From here head almost S to V60681 68190 F and head left along the fence to the summit. 2 hrs +
Track/3566 includes this route but also includes 3 other peaks in a fine circuit.
SW. From the SW park at V63585 65197 G and follow a minor rd and forest track to the W before heading directly for Esknaloughoge and then taking the main Iveragh ridge to the summit [see track/4273]
Track/3406 details the 15k Maughernane Circuit which involves 920m ascent and takes in a lot of interesting, broken ground to the north.
For a much longer walk see track/2495 which is 25.4km long with 1,500m+ ascent.
Views from the top and from vantage pts en route are potentially magnificent both of the nearby peaks, coums and loughs, the coastline and islands of south Kerry and over to Beara.. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/192/comment/4952/
 
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skyehigh on An Ghuala Ghorm, 2005
by skyehigh  12 Jun 2005
Commcallee can be very easily ascended from the Glenmore valley to the south west. A tortuous but scenic drive from Waterville ends in a spacious valley. Beyond the last farm (please respect), a broad track can be seen climbing the hillside at an easy gradient. This eventually stops at V610681 H, just 50 metres short of the ridge fence. The fence passes over point 642, descends 30 metres (the map lacks some contours here) and rises again to the summit, where there are peat hags. Thus the summit can be attained safely in mist. When descending, however, remember that you will not encounter the broad track if you simply walk beside the ridge fence. Furthermore, the track does not start from the lowest point between Coomcallee and L Iskanamacteery Mtn, but from a point 300 metres to the east.
The view is taken from the starting point of the walk, in the direction of point 650. The track is off picture on the green slope on the left. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/192/comment/1748/
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Picture: Looking west to Lough Iskanamacteery from the ascent to Coomcallee
 
Peter Walker on An Ghuala Ghorm, 2008
by Peter Walker  16 Dec 2008
With my reputation as a guarantee of good weather hanging by a thread, it was a relief that Sunday 14th December granted me a borderline magical trip around Lynam's 'Maughernane Circuit'. The previous few days of precipitation had left a good covering of snow on the ground, but (save for the odd brief bracing shower of hail) I was blessed with bright winter sunshine. I started from just east of the bridge over the Oveveen River (597698 I) where a green strip on the south side of the road is sufficiently substantial to allow a car to park on it without preventing its use as a passing place, before heading off clockwise, preferring to do the smidge of road walking at the start. 'No Trespassing' signs adorn both the fence on the near side of the river and the first dwelling encountered on the right: with that in mind, I went over the next gate after the dwelling, keeping down on the Cloonaghlin Lough side of the shoulder for a few hundred yards, before striking more directly uphill. A track can be picked up (not marked on the map, but obvious on the ground) which eases passage up to about 400m. A steep but straightforward climb leads to an easing at about 500m, before a couple of more gradual steps bring you out on the plateau near point 642m. In the clear weather I had it was easy to skip said point to the east for the final short climb to the top, a great vantage point for this convoluted corner of Iveragh and its glorious coastline. A fence leads WNW from here to continue the circuit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/192/comment/3478/
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Picture: Coomcallee
eric on An Ghuala Ghorm, 2005
by eric  16 Dec 2005
Coomcallee from the East with Eagle Hill in the background on the left Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/192/comment/2086/
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Picture: Kerry blues, oranges and yellows...
 
Let there be autumnal light
by Colin Murphy  27 Nov 2012
Descending in beautiful autumnal light as evening came on, I was lucky to snap this image of the setting sun from the col between Coomcalle and Beann ná Stiocairí, with Lough Isknagahiny in the distance. Ironically, the previous time I'd been in this neighbourhood at the height of summer, I could barely see the hand in front of my face for the mist, I was soaked through and to top it all I fell into a lake! Such are the vagaries of Ireland's climate. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/192/comment/14888/
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Picture: Rocky spur viewd across Cloonaghlin Lough
skyehigh on An Ghuala Ghorm, 2005
by skyehigh  12 Jun 2005
There are several interesting ascent options. A purist might ascend via Lough Coomcallee (a gem of a coum) on the east, while the normal ascent from Maughernane (between Lough Iskanamacteery and Cloonaghlin Lough) in the north follows a distinctive curving ridge, also providing spectacular views, to point 642. Rock enthusiasts might like to investigate a rocky spur that abuts the curving ridge - I have no idea how difficult this would be. It starts at V619706 J.
On top of that, the mountain can be approached along the tortured Iveragh ridge running SSW to NE at this point, or by a simple stroll from Tooreens in the south west. It is wonderfully situated for views, though the flattish summit detracts somewhat. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/192/comment/1747/
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