Caher 1000m mountain, MacGillycuddy's Reeks Ireland at
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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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Two for the price of one! .. by group   (Show all for Caher) Picture about mountain Caher in area MacGillycuddy
John Finn on Caher, 2004
by John Finn  1 Sep 2004
My son and I did the Coomloughra Horseshoe on 30th August starting at Lough Acoose. We parked at the eastern end of the lake by a layby where there is a waymarker for the Kerry Way. If there is a distinct path up to the lower slopes of Caher we could not find it and it was a bit of a slog over damp ground before we got on to the mountain proper. From there on it was an enjoyable walk up the side of Caher looking down into Coomloughra Glen and as we walked the clouds began to lift. We reached the summit of Carrauntoohill after three hours of a fairly leisurely
pace and one long stop. Visibility was good and there was a very moderate wind so we decided to continue across the ridge to Beenkeragh. This ridge tends to frighten a lot of people off what with
descriptions of it being a knife edge and the like. It ain't that bad and certainly within the competence of anyone who can get the summit of Carraun in the first place. It is pretty exposed in
places and so is probably best avoided in poor weather conditions. Keep to the skyline as much as possible but if your nerve fails you you can drop down a bit to the side in the tricky parts. The latter part of it is a pleasant ridge walk and then it's a short and easy scramble up to the summit of Beenkeragh. The descent from Beenkeragh down to the Skregmore ridge requires care as its stewn with boulders. From there on it's a pleasant walk across the Skregmore ridge. We descended the steep slopes down to the old hydro works at Lough Eighter. Then it was another hard slog across damp and marhsy ground in places until we reached the car. It took us
seven and a half hours in total. In retrospect I think it's better not to start at Lough Acoose and to take the old hydro path (clearly marked on the OS maps) instead. I prefer to do it CCW even though it goes against the principle of sharp ascent and easy descent. Either way the hydro path
affords the easiest approach and finish for the walk, in my opinion. All in all the Coomloughra Horseshoe is a physically challenging day out and provides some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Ireland. The photo, taken on the lower slopes of Skregmore, shows the Coomloughra Glen with Caher on the right and Carrauntoohill on the left. Trackback:
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Caher is at just over 1000m and as you move east .. by simon3   (Show all for Caher)
Encountered the magnificent Caher whilst doing th .. by Fergal Meath   (Show all for Caher)
This is a shot of Caher taken from Carrauntoohil .. by sliabh   (Show all for Caher)
A tourist I spoke to recently talked about seeing .. by wicklore   (Show all for Caher)
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