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West Cork Mountains Area   NW: Knockboy Subarea
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 706m
Maximum height for area: 706 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 692mCaoinkeen South-East Top 555mCoomhola Mountain 472mKnockboy 706mKnockboy North Top 649mKnockboy South Top 532mThe 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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The Priest's Leap Mountain Léim an tSagairt A name in Irish Ir. Léim an tSagairt [logainm.ie], 'the priest's leap’ Cork/ Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 519m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: V97826 60646
Place visited by 111 members. Recently by: abcd, JohnAshton, liz50, Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, roops, Louise.Nolan, tmcg, Oileanach, eamonoc, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Jimbo70, TommyMc
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Longitude: -9.481223, Latitude: 51.78917 , Easting: 97826, Northing: 60646 Prominence: 54m,  Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 497816 560691,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThPrst, 10 char: ThPrstsLp
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

The Priest's Leap is properly the name of a rock at the top of the pass between Kenmare and Bantry. There are various versions of the story which account for the name. Seán Ó Súilleabháin reports that the most commonly accepted one relates how a Father James Archer SJ, in search of volunteers for the defence of the O'Sullivan Beara castle at Dunboy in 1602, was chased across the mountain by enemy soldiers. From the rock here, he is said to have jumped his horse onto a rock a mile from Bantry town. As you reach the road below, you meet an iron cross erected to commemorate the feat (Walk Guide - Southwest of Ireland, 28). The circumstances behind the pursuit of the priest are historical, though the fantastic leap recalls the superhuman feats of earlier eras by legendary characters such as Cú Chulainn and the Cailleach Bhéirre. Previously Cummeenshrule in MV. Also Knockboy West Top.   The Priest's Leap is the 508th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Glengarriff from Cummeenshrule
 
jackill on The Priest's Leap, 2005
by jackill  14 Jun 2005
As Simon rightly says only a "hill-bagger" would be motivated to seek out Cummeenshrule. I picked up this one on the way back from the Slieve Mickish mountains.The trudge to the top involved passing over, under and through many bog holes. The top is fairly flat and boggy wth a large pool of water.The photo shows Glengarrif village with the Sugarloaf easily visible as the highest point in centre of the picture.Cummeenshrule is too good an opportunity to miss if you're passing its door. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/413/comment/1739/
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Round of Inchinagoum
by three5four0  15 Aug 2010
Combined The Priest Leap with Derrograne, Coomhola Mountain and Knock Boy south, from the small parking space below it.

Parked up and walked up hill to the summit, in quite thick weather, which cleared on our arrival and tempted us onto Derroograne, see that hill for the continuation. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/413/comment/6014/
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Simplicity itself
by Colin Murphy  17 May 2016
Little to add to the comments, other than to say that this was my second visit and since my last 'climb' someone has marked the top with a pile of stones. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/413/comment/18534/
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