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Caha Mountains Area , N: Coomnadiha Subarea
Feature count in area: 57, by county: Cork: 32, Kerry: 36, of which 11 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84, 85, 88
Highest Place: Hungry Hill 682m

Starting Places (51) in area Caha Mountains:
Ardgroom, Barley Lake North, Bere Island Pier, Caha Pass, Canshanavoe South, Carriganine, Cashelkeelty Stone Circles Carpark, Castletownbere Lifeboat Harbour, Clashduff River Farm, Coolieragh Harbour Road, Coomadayallig Lake Road N, Coomadayallig Lake Road S, Cooryeen Lane, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreenataggart Stone Circle Road, Dromoghty Lough North, Dunboy Wood, Esk Boreen, Eyeries, Fehanah Lane, Garinish Island Pier, Glantrasna Bridge, Glenbeg Lough N, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gleninchaquin Waterfall, Gowlaun Lough, Healy Pass, Healy Pass Hairpin, Ilnacullin Car Park, Kenmare Bridge, Knockacullin Lane, Leahill Bog, Leitrim Beg Standing Stone, Lough Inchiquin SE, Magannagan Stream, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nora's Cottage, Old Lansdowne School, Owgarriff River Lane, Peg's Shop, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Red Trout Lake, Reenroe Bridge, River Drimminboy Track, Rossmackowen Bridge, Rossmackowen Cemetery, Shronebirrane Farm, Shronebirrane Road, Toberbanaha, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area Caha Mountains:
Cen: Hungry Hill: Coombane 510m, Derryclancy 554m, Hungry Hill 682m
Cen: Knockowen: Cushnaficulla 594m, Glenkeel Top 417m, Knockastumpa 398m, Knockeirky 577m, Knockeirky South Top 523m, Knockowen 658m, Stookeennalackareha 412m
E: Glengarriff: Derrynafulla SW 375m, Gowlbeg Mountain 362m, Nareera 530m, Nareera North Top 503m, Nareera South-West Top 505m, Shrone Hill 283m, Sugarloaf Mountain 574m, Sugarloaf Mountain Far West Top 560m, Sugarloaf Mountain West Top 565m
N: Coomnadiha: Baurearagh Mountain 489m, Caha Far SE Top 555m, Caha SE Top 585m, Coomnadiha 644m, Coomnalack Top 435m, Cummeenbaun 510m, Droppa 522m, Killane Mountain 537m, Killane Mountain South-West Top 533m, Knockagarrane 414m, Knockreagh 500m
N: Knockeirka: Barraduff Mountain 400m, Killaha Mountain 400m, Knockeirka 426m
N: Knocknagorraveela: Derrysallagh 410m, Feorus East 474m, Knocknagorraveela 507m, Knocknagorraveela NE Top 464m
N: Lauragh: Knockanoughanish 386m, Knockatee 330m
S: Castletownbere: Disert 205m, Knockanallig (Bear Island) 267m
W: Ardgroom: Derryvour Hill 160m
W: Eskatarriff: Coomacloghane 599m, Eskatarriff 600.5m, Eskatarriff East Top 532.7m, Knocknaveacal North Top 509.1m, Knocknaveacal South Top 507.2m, Lackabane 603m, Tooreenbaha 408.7m, Tooreennamna 524m, Tooth Mountain 592m
W: Knocknagree: Knocknagree 586m, Knocknagree East Top 461m, Knocknagree SE Top 442m, Lackawee 572m, Maulin 621m, Maulin North Top 579m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Cummeenbaun, 510m Mountain An Coimín Bán A name in Irish,
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(prob. Ir. An Coimín Bán [PDT], 'the white little hollow'), Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Lists, Cummeenbaun is the 531st highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V82320 58141, OS 1:50k mapsheet 84
Place visited by: 47 members, recently by: Superterence, Krzysztof_K, markmjcampion, annem, Ulsterpooka, Geo, DNicholson, chelman7, eoghancarton, muddyboots, Fergalh, eamonoc, Grumbler, mountainmike, IainT
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.705246, Latitude: 51.76378, Easting: 82320, Northing: 58141, Prominence: 35m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 482296 558205
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)
Notes on name: This peak is less conspicuous than its higher neighbour, Droppa, which has very steep cliffs on its N side, though it is Cummeenbaun which has slightly more prominence.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Cmnbn, 10 char: Cumenbaun

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Gallery for Cummeenbaun (An Coimín Bán) and surrounds
Summary for Cummeenbaun (An Coimín Bán): Remote and magnificent glen
Summary created by jackill 2010-11-01 20:00:02
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Picture: From Knockowen looking across to Cummeenbaun
Park at Feh Ln (V80498 57651), small layby room for 2 cars. Go through the gate and walk downhill past a house and up into Glenrastel. As you enter the valley, keeping to the right of the river, note the distinct zig-zag track descending Pookeen to your north. This is your way down from Cummeenbaun. Walking up the valley cross the river at a low rock shelf(Mccools step) and leave the river bank ascending due north. As you gain a rocky, slabbed ridge turn west for Cummeenbauns summit. Descend via the zig-zag path.
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Member Comments for Cummeenbaun (An Coimín Bán)
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Cummeenbaun (<em>An Coimín Bán</em>)
Picture: Cummeenbaun from the east, Droppa in front.
simon3 on Cummeenbaun
by simon3 26 Mar 2006
If you have ascended the indistinct lump called Caha and then go west towards Cummeenbaun you can savour 3k of one of the most remote and interesting ridges in the Cahas or anywhere in Ireland.
The southern side is much less steep than the northern however it is steeper than the equivalent side of the nearby Cusnaficulla-Knockowen ridge, which is somewhat similar.

Around 800m east of Cummeenbaun you will come to the unsung, but spectacular Droppa. What an unusual name. Paul Tempan supplied the following information about it.

"The anglicised form Droppa could come from the word 'dreapa' meaning
'climb' or 'place suitable for climbing'; it can also mean 'ledge' or
'crevice' (in a cliff). The Irish words for rock-climber 'dreapadóir' and
rock-climbing 'dreapadóireacht' come from this. This interpretation would
fit with the topography.

Regarding the Irish version, the name Struice an Iolair is found on the old
"Killarney District" map, not at this point but at a higher spot near Caha,
and Eagles Nest is given as the English version. The Killarney District map
is generally less authoritative than the later Discovery series, but in
this case it would appear to be more plausible."

Our photo shows the axe-head top and steep north side of Droppa from the east, with Cummeenbaun in the background. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/431/comment/2246/
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Picture: The impressive Droppa seen from Cummeenbaun summit
Steeped in beauty
by Colin Murphy 20 Nov 2012
Parked on a bit of muddy grass next to the road at GlTrasna Bge (V826 597), as suggested by Simon3 above. There is a gated bridge over the Glantrasna River, and a road leading up to a farmhouse on the right. Looked about for a farmer to ask permission, but none to be seen, so went through gate and turned left along a short track for about 30 metres, then crossed a fence into a grassy field and began to ascend the steeply rising slope in a SW direction. After about 100m the going became a bit tougher - long reedy grass and quite muddy underfoot. Proceeded in this direction for about 1km, then began to curve round to the western side of the summit, where the terrain became a lot more rocky and quite steep for about 200 m (Point A (V818 583)). The slope eases considerably during the last few hundred metres and the summit itself is a distinctive grassy bump, which is otherwise unmarked. There is a great view of Droppa, which because of its lack of prominence, is not recorded on any of the mountain lists, yet presents a beautiful and impressive wall of rock plunging hundreds of metres from a pointed summit. Two hours completed the journey up and down. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/431/comment/14880/
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Picture: Cummeenbaun simulation from the north.
simon3 on Cummeenbaun
by simon3 28 Mar 2006
There's space for a few cars at GlTrasna Bge (V82621 59671) near a bridge. As of 2006, the road to there has been relatively recently resurfaced. Further up the valley there are some apparently abandoned houses. From here you could, for example, walk somewhat circuitously by road to Knockreagh or go directly to Cummeenbaun, perhaps using the route shown in the simulation (courtesy OSI TrailMaster) Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/431/comment/2247/
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Picture: Cummeenbaun ridge from Droppa
Ridge Ascent
by Onzy 21 Jul 2015
The ridge heading north from Cummeenbaun descends steeply into Glantrasna and provides both an ascent and descent route to the Summit. Parking is deep in the valley at GlTrasna Bge (V82627 59648) Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/431/comment/18205/
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Picture: Just a plan: might never happen!
As Part of a Long Route
by CaptainVertigo 13 Jun 2016
I have given some thought as to how to get to this much lauded spot (Cummeenbaun) while taking in the maximum number of Arderins and VLs along the way. Track 3036 is a 20k Onzy track which develops simon3's earlier Track 1963. Onzy's Track could be extended without too much extra work to Killane Mountain, as an out and back.
I have thrown together a plan that might work too, but before I do anything else I'm going to add the AAs and VLs and see what gives the biggest bang for buck.
Track 3036 as walked by Onzy: takes in 3 Arderins of which one is a VL; Knockreagh , Coomnadiha and Cummeenbaun, plus 3 'Arderin Beg' summits, Droppa, Caha FSET and Caha SET (which , by the way, don't count in my book)
Track 3036 extended to Killane: as above, adds another AA and an AB (total 4 Arderins of which one is a VL)
My suggested route: 4 Arderins of which one is a VL.. Can't see that my idea advances things very much!

UPDATE: 13th June 2016. I had to pop down to Kerry at the weekend to collect my bike so I legged it up Knocknagorraveela as an out and back. This now frees me to to tackle Onzy's above Track BUT with the Killane Mountain add on. It will be a long but I suspect rewarding route if I manage to pull it off. I have done a quick tot of the ascent and it doesn't seem overly arduous from that point of view. We shall see. Chickens should never be counted until they are at the proof of the pudding stage. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/431/comment/18571/
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