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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?

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Pronounce cathair with care ;-) .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Caher)
 
Re: Parking for the Hydro Road .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Caher)
 
Worth the long walk in .. by AdrianneB   (Show all for Caher)
 
Beautiful day , summer 2005 , climbed carrauntooh .. by Buny Clare   (Show all for Caher)
 
Last stop on the circuit of Coumloughra (or first .. by csd   (Show all for Caher)
 
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