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Cummeenbaun Mountain An Coimín Bán A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. An Coimín Bán [PDT], 'the white little hollow') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 510m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V82320 58141
Place visited by 28 members. Recently by: shaunkelly, ilenia, PeakPaul, tommccarthy, juliewoods, bryanmccabe, melohara, Wilderness, Onzy, Cobhclimber, thomas_g, simoburn, chalky, dmc, Aongus
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Longitude: -9.705261, Latitude: 51.763789 , Easting: 82320, Northing: 58141 Prominence: 35m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 482295 558206,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cmnbn, 10 char: Cumenbaun
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

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.   Cummeenbaun is the 530th highest place in Ireland.

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Remote and magnificent glen .. by group   (Show all for Cummeenbaun)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cummeenbaun in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cummeenbaun from the east, Droppa in front.
 
simon3 on Cummeenbaun, 2006
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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/431/comment/2246/
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Steeped in beauty .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Cummeenbaun)
 
There's space for a few cars at V82621 59671  .. by simon3   (Show all for Cummeenbaun)
 
Ridge Ascent .. by Onzy   (Show all for Cummeenbaun)
 
As Part of a Long Route .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Cummeenbaun)
 
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