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West Cork Mountains Area   N: Coomataggart Subarea
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 704.8m
Maximum height for area: 704.8 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

Places in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea:   Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470mMaughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More:   Shehy More 545.6mShehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh:   Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane:   Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce:   Douce Mountain 476mDoughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran:   Barnastooka 497mBealick 537mCarran 604mCarran Far NE Top 561mCarran Far North Top 506mCarran NE Top 555mCarran South Top 567mKnockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar:   Conigar 566mConigar SW Top 566mFoilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart:   Carrigalougha 423mCoomataggart 530mCoomataggart SW Top 509mDerrineanig 304mLackabaun 472mMweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk:   Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy:   Barraboy Mountain 460mBarraboy Mountain Far East Top 456mBarraboy Mountain SE Top 409mDerroograne 468mTurners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy:   Caoinkeen 692.8mCaoinkeen South-East Top 553.5mCoomhola Mountain 472mKnockboy 704.8mKnockboy North Top 651.2mKnockboy South Top 533.3mThe Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh:   Bird Hill 412mCoomclogherane Top 449mGullaba Hill 603mKnockbrack 440mKnockbrack South Top 458mKnocknamanagh 637mKnocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills:   Cashloura 296.8mCoolsnaghtig 295.8mInchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen:   Milane Hill 354.4mMullaghmesha 494.3mNowen Hill 535.2mNowen Hill Far West Top 405.2mNowen Hill SW Top 509mPookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills:   Carrigfadda 311.7mKilleigh Hill 229mKnockarudane Hill 169mKnockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen:   Barryroe Hill 156mLick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen:   Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry:   Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Coomataggart Mountain Com an tSagairt A name in Irish (Ir. Com an tSagairt [OSI], 'hollow of the priest') Cork/ Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Purple siltstone & fine sandstone Bedrock

Height: 530m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W10116 68880
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Longitude: -9.305567, Latitude: 51.865428 , Easting: 110116, Northing: 68880 Prominence: 75m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 510085 568943,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cmtgrt, 10 char: Comatagart
Bedrock type: Purple siltstone & fine sandstone, (Bird Hill Formation)

This peak on the Cork / Kerry border is probably named after one of several hollows on its slopes, but it is unclear which one. Like several other mountain names nearby, such the Priest’s Leap and Derrynasaggart, Ir. Com an tSagairt refers to a priest. This may be similarly explained by historical events or folklore from Penal times. More information on the name would be welcome.   Com an tSagairt is the 474th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomataggart (<i>Com an tSagairt</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn
 
One purely for the baggers.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill  26 May 2015
Park at the start of the tarred road at W14146 71751 A, room for 5-6 cars.Follow the very obvious gravel track uphill, passing through one gate to the summit trig pillar of Mweelin. Pass by the pillar and on to the track end.Go slightly uphill to find the sheepwire fence and follow this down into a small wet col then up to the summit of Lackabaun on the far side. Follow the wire fence from Lackabaun dog-legging south west across a boggy flat expanse before picking your way upwards through a rough area to reach a fence junction. Cross the fence and the summit is approximately 500 meters south on a rocky outcrop.

An alternative is to park at W098 707 B, beside the entrance to a wind farm. (The road up to this point is quite uneven in places but driveable.) Continue directly up the track ahead to W104 704 C where you'll see a gate. Cross this and turn south, following the fence all the way to W101 692 D. You will need to follow the curve of the hill around to the SE, where you will see the small summit cairn after a few hundred metres. The terrain is very rough - peat hags, boggy, long heather, and generally very unpleasant for walking, especially near the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/395/comment/5154/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomataggart (<i>Com an tSagairt</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Oh Ann, look what you missed
Black gold
by jackill  16 May 2010
This was the last stop on a traverse of the ridge that finished with a fine pint of Guinness in the Gougane Barra Hotel.
I have found a mention of Gougane in the writings of Ann Plumptre who passed through the area in 1814, alas though she did not enjoy a stout here." no carriage, or even horse, could get nearer than within two miles, from whence the walk was over the sides of boggy mountains" , "my courage was not equal to the undertaking, and I abandoned the idea"

But what a wonderful pity she missed the view(and the stout!) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/395/comment/4744/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomataggart (<i>Com an tSagairt</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Pic taken from Lackabaun summit
 
As seen from the NE
by Colin Murphy  2 Jun 2015
Coomataggart as seen from Lackabaun. The hill looks quite interesting from this vantage - the actual summit is a disappointment. The high point can be seen on the far left of the curving hilltop. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/395/comment/18004/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coomataggart (<i>Com an tSagairt</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn & looking East into the Lee valley near Inchigeelagh
john_desmond on Coomataggart, 2006
by john_desmond  17 Apr 2006
From a visual point of view, Coomataggart is not a very distinctive summit. It can be rather hard to pick out as it just happens to be the highest point of the broad ridge that runs North-East from Gougane Barra in West Cork. Having said that, it does however offer some really nice views....from Musheramore, Mullaghanish and the Paps to the North........Crohane and Mangerton to the North West....and the more local peaks of Douce, Doughill and Shehy More to the South. Access....If you are thinking of doing this one, it might be an idea to include it in the very nice loop walk around Gougane Barra. Park in Gougane Barra itself and walk back up the public road to the point W105 672 E. A small track heads off Northwards towards Coomataggart. As you walk up this track, you will notice a wire fence to your right. Sometimes, it will be hidden from view but as the track begins to fade, you will be about 50 metres from this fence. Follow the fence for another 1km and as you get near the top, veer off right for the summit. From Coomataggart, you can continue on to do the Gougane Barra loop and come back down near Derreennacusha. Allow about 5-6 hours for the walk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/395/comment/2280/
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