Feature count in area: 20, all in Kerry,
OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 78, 83, EW-R
Highest Place: Coomacarrea 772m
Starting Places (24) in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe: Ballaghasheen Coilte, Ballaghasheen Pass Viewpoint, Cahernaman, Caunoge Boreen, Cloon Lough NE, Cloon Lough SE, Coolnahornan Bridge, Coomaclarig Bridge, Coomaglaslaw Outflow, Coomasaharn Lake, Coosatemple Cove, Coulagh Bridge Road, Drung Hill Layby, Gleensk Forest, Gleensk Viaduct, Glenbeigh Village, Lissatinnig Bridge Boreen, Lough Brista Wood, Lough Cappanlea OEC, Lough Caragh SW, River Behy Road, River Ferta Source, River Owroe Source, Roads Lough
Summits & other features in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe: Cen: Glenbeigh Horseshoe: Been Hill 651m, Beenmore 660m, Beenreagh 495m, Coomacarrea 772m, Drung Hill 640m, Keamconneragh 593m, Macklaun 607m, Meenteog 715m, Mullaghnarakill 665m, Teeromoyle Mountain 760m N: Glenbeigh: Callahaniska 219m, Coolroe 414m, Curra Hill 275m, Seefin 493m S: Caunoge: Caunoge 502m S: Knocknagapple: Colly 679m, Knocknagapple 466m, Knocknagapple NW Top 458m, Meenteog South-East Top 565m W: Mount Foley: Mount Foley 355m
Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not
islands as such.
Keamconneragh, 593mMountain Céim Conaire A name in Irish,
Place Rating ..
(Ir. Céim Conaire [logainm.ie], 'step of the path/pass') Teeromoyle Tooth an extra name in English, Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Beg, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Keamconneragh is the 309th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V61229 84147,
OS 1:50k mapsheet 78/83 Place visited by: 105members, recently by: Moirabourke, Krzysztof_K, Arcticaurora, Ulsterpooka, Oscar-mckinney, Carolyn105, Moses, mh400nt, milo, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, chelman7, JohnRea, JohnAshton, Grumbler
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Longitude: -10.017409, Latitude: 51.9917, Easting: 61229, Northing: 84147,
Prominence: 18m, Isolation: 1.3km ITM: 461454 584106 Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation) Notes on name: The name Keamconneragh is marked at this exact spot on the OS 6 map. It describes the narrow arete leading E off Teeromoyle Mountain, rather than the minor peak on it. Previously Teeromoyle Tooth, and earlier Coomacarrea Tooth in MV.
Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Kmcnrg, 10 char: Kmcnrgh Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/274/
Gallery for Keamconneragh (Céim Conaire) and surrounds
for Keamconneragh (Céim Conaire):
An Arderin Beg that should not go a-begging
Summary created by Colin Murphy
Usually done as an offshoot of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe, the Arderin Beg may also be bagged in isolation from the NE. There is parking for a few cars beside a ruined building at A (V63682 85204). Continue up the road and veer right up a track, through a gate, the track continuing for about 300m to B (V63181 85080). Turn NW up grassy/rocky slope for bout 150m before veering SW up the ridge. Generally firm underfoot, the expanse of Lough Coomasaharn visible to the east for much of the climb. Slope eases at about 500m. Continue SE across a grassy area, occasionally boggy, for 1km to reach the grassy high point, marked by a few rocks. Approach is gentle, but very steep to south and east, so care may be needed in poor conditions.
"The rib of land that joins Coumreagh or Conaire to Teermoyle is strictly a one man pass." So says Richard Mersey [The Hills of Cork & Kerry] of the arête. He goes on to mention that there is a path, one of few that exist around the Glenbeigh Horseshoe.
The land beyond is flat and boggy and eventually descends by relatively easy slopes. The picture shows the arête, so narrow that it is possible to see the lakes on both sides, Coomaglasaw to the left and Coomasaharn to the right and 300m down. Part of the path can just be made out on the left, misty side. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/274/comment/1883/
simon3 on Keamconneragh
14 Aug 2005
A question that begs to be asked is "Is Coomcarrea Tooth a separate top?". The original list that MV is based on counted summits over 600m that had at least a drop of 15m as summits. (As time goes on we are revising the list .. but that's another story). The map seems to show enough contours to reasonably assume a drop of 15m.
I wasn't so sure when I saw the Tooth edge on from east of Coomacarrea (framed by Been Hill and Beenmore). So I measured the height in the bottom of the narrow col and the top of the Tooth. Difference was 11m only. Even allowing for the vagaries of GPS in these days before "EGNOS" correction is turned on, that means it doesn't qualify.
EDIT: Just realised the measure of prominence is 30m and not 15m, so it wouldn't qualify. Curiously however on the OS map, C (V611 842) (Mv coordinates for Keamconneragh) is shown as 608m. There is a pt 593 shown on the OS map but this is some distance away. This point appears to be what is circled in the MV relief map. Any thoughts?
Does Keamconneragh have the requisite 15m of prominence as measured between it's top and the bottom of the col? In the photo, the figures are descending west from the Tooth down towards the col with Teeromoyle mountain. It appears to show at least that minimum requirement. However by my measurement, the difference is only 13m! Taken with simon3's 2005 reading of 11m, it appears it may not make the grade alas.
Perhaps another outing for the Trimble?
While we're at it, perhaps a measurement of a possible Mullaghanattin East Top (pt 594) which I measured with two separate units as being over the required prominence, 30m metres is this case for a sub 600m top. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/274/comment/14774/
Drama and beauty await...
by Colin Murphy
6 Sep 2022
Approaching this up the ridge from the NE is genuinely one of the most spectacular hill walks in Ireland, having the advantage of offering views over Coomaglaslaw Glen to the NW and Coomasaharn Glen to the SE, which features tremendous chasm-like cliffs on three sides. And if you choose to continue up the narrow path over Teermoyle Tooth towards the horseshoe, more spectacle awaits. No photos can do it justice. This is one you should save for a clear day. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/274/comment/23651/