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Caha Mountains Area , W: Eskatarriff 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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Eskatarriff, 600.5m Mountain Eisc an Tairbh A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Eisc an Tairbh [T6000], 'ravine of the bull'), Cork/ Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Eskatarriff is the 287th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V73648 53317, OS 1:50k mapsheet 84
Place visited by: 134 members, recently by: Jimmy600leavey, maoris, Tuigamala, ToughSoles, Krzysztof_K, Beti13, Sweeney, chelman7, a3642278, johncusack, NualaB, jackos, mh400nt, Hjonna, John.geary
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Longitude: -9.829049, Latitude: 51.718569, Easting: 73648, Northing: 53317, Prominence: 135.5m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 473626 553383
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)
Notes on name: Pluais an Rábaigh or The Rábach's Cave is situated at the foot of Eskatarriff, at the end of the valley known as the Pocket. It was used in the late 19th century as a hideout by Seán an Rábach after committing two notorious murders.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Esktrf, 10 char: Eskatarif

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Gallery for Eskatarriff (Eisc an Tairbh) and surrounds
Summary for Eskatarriff (Eisc an Tairbh): Long Back Rim of Cummeengeara
Summary created by CaptainVertigo 2014-08-29 23:12:36
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Picture: From Lackabane
Eskatarriff sprawls along the back of the Pocket of Cummeengeara from Coomacloghane to Lackabane. It's East Top sits provocatively on its giant eastern shoulder. As with most of the horseshoe the exterior slope is gentle enough: the interior is steep. Nearly all walkers will encounter Eskatarriff as part of the circuit of the Pocket and will love the sense of being on the rim, seeing both sides on the way. The gradient of the Eskatarriff section of the walk is generally slight. The ground can be either peaty in places, or rocky. Views abound in all directions. Getting there will generally involve a trip from Kenmare to Lauragh. Route options include an ascent over Tooth Mountain from either SrBran Fm (V75426 55335) or SrBran Rd (V76724 57296) with an easy traverse of Coomacloghane. The alternative eastern route is over Lackabane from either the carpark in the Pocket at SrBran Fm (V75426 55335) or from SrBran Rd (V76724 57296). (Note that the Pocket start at SrBran Fm (V75426 55335) includes an access/ parking charge of €4 as well as a very steep ascent.)
There is another option: one can continue from Lauragh to Ardgroom by car and take a left to the northern tip of Glanbeg Lough. Park there at L GlBeg N (V70103 53800) and ascend the obvious slope to the col on the northern slope of Eskatarriff. Of course, with two cars, one can mix and match the above routes.
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Member Comments for Eskatarriff (Eisc an Tairbh)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Eskatarriff (<em>Eisc an Tairbh</em>)
Picture: Eskatarriff with Eskatarriff E in the foreground
Fine views down the glen
by thomas_g 10 May 2014
While not as impressive as its smaller neighbour Eskatarriff E, Eskatarriff offers some fine views down Rabachs glen. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/275/comment/16059/
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milo on Eskatarriff
by milo 2 Aug 2002
The second summit on a dramatic circuit over the Rabachs Glen. Current(2002) . There is a problem in starting this from the centre but it may be climbed from near the YH Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/275/comment/60/
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eoin on Eskatarriff
by eoin 23 Apr 2004
The summit of Eskatarriff is barely perceptible on the gently rising and falling ridge on the western end of the Cummeengeera Horseshoe walk above Rabach's Glen near Lauragh.There are a few stones on the bog to mark a point where some people have guessed the summit may be ... I'm not so sure.

The photo of the summit is undramatic rounded area in the centre of the photo at the top of the valley taken from Coomacloghane. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/275/comment/938/

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Picture: A Special View into The Pocket
More to Savour than you might Think
by CaptainVertigo 28 Aug 2014
There is a tendency to see Eskatarriff as comprising solely its less than spectacular summit (certainly less striking than the smaller adjacent East Top). In fact we need to remember that Eskatarriff includes the "rim" of the horseshoe that runs from the col with Coomacloghane, and therefore provides a unique view into the Pocket allowing the walker to see Tooth and Coomacloghane on the left and its own Tops and Lackabane on the right. I thought that this was a special place. While the photo shows the view into the Pocket, don't forget that a simple 180 degree turn reveals Glenbeg Lough, and Lackawee and the Knocknagrees. So , although this "rim" is a tiny bit "peaty", it is beautifully located. Typically, I had this place entirely to myself, achieved by the simple device of getting up early Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/275/comment/17654/
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Picture: Eskatariff
Cummeengeara Horseshoe
by davsheen 2 Jan 2017
Part of the Cummeengeara horseshoe walk view of Eskatariff approaching mid way of the walk on the Cork Kerry border. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/275/comment/18781/
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