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Caher Mountain Cathair A name in Irish
(Ir. Cathair [OSI 1:25,000], 'stone fort') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 1000m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V79261 83891
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Longitude: -9.758549, Latitude: 51.994449 , Easting: 79261, Northing: 83891 Prominence: 99.76m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 479237 583950,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Caher, 10 char: Caher
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

According to Ó Cíobháin, this mountain is also known as Cathair na Féinne, 'stone fort of the Fianna'.   Caher is the third highest mountain in Ireland. Caher is the third highest point in county Kerry.

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Pronunciation...
by Conor74  22 Jun 2010
So is it Ka-hir or Care?

Have heard it pronounced as both. Know Caher or Cahir appears elsewhere in South Kerry, a townland near Kenmare, Cahersiveen, Caherdaniel etc. and they are pronounced Ka-hir, which I guess is in keeping with the Irish word from which it is derived. And I always assumed it was like this. But recently have heard a few pronounce it as one would the town in South Tipperary and just one syllable, as in Care. So now wondering was I getting it wrong all this time?

So any pointers or definitive answer? Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/3/comment/5898/
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Pronounce cathair with care ;-)
by pdtempan  22 Jun 2010
It's definitely with two syllables, Conor. All the local pronunciations recorded by Breandán Ó Cíobháin in the 70s show two syllables, most of them something like kaher, which is the typical Kerry pronunciation. I think the pronunciation like English 'care' is typical of areas where Irish died out long ago as the everyday language. The Kerry pronunciation is more faithful to the original because there are still Gaeltacht areas nearby. All the best, Paul Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/3/comment/5899/
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Re: Parking for the Hydro Road
by hivisibility  3 Jun 2013
For all those interested in attempting the Coomloughra horseshoe you may be interested to know that at the beginning of the Hydro Road there is now a fantastic car park, on the left as you travel from the direction of Beaufort and just before the old quarry working. Reference V772871 A. Room for over 30 cars and well tarmaced. Was fairly busy there today. Access to the hydro road straight up from the car park, beside the Kerry mountain rescue sign. An excellent facility. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/3/comment/15003/
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Worth the long walk in
by AdrianneB  28 Aug 2016
Had a perfect day for an ascent of Carrauntoohil via Caher from the Hydro track on Wednesday. Great walk. Wasn't expecting much of Caher as it was just a way to get to the main prize, but well worth a walk in it's own right. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/3/comment/18627/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caher in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: on the ridge from carrauntoohill to caher
Buny Clare on Caher, 2006
by Buny Clare  5 Feb 2006
Beautiful day , summer 2005 , climbed carrauntoohill via caher , got some great photographs.,
After six hours i was almost taking a plunge in Lough Eighter on the way back. Good Day Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/3/comment/2175/
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csd on Caher, 2003
by csd  20 May 2003
Last stop on the circuit of Coumloughra (or first, depending which direction you go) is Caher. There are three tops to Caher, and in the mist it's quite easy to miss one of them if you're not paying attention! Also, be careful on your way up from the Carrauntoohil side - the path takes you quite close to the cliff edge. The picture shows the three peaks shrouded in mist, taken from near the summit of Carrauntoohil. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/3/comment/509/
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