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Comeragh Mountains Area
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 75, 81, 82 
Highest place:
Fauscoum, 792m
Maximum height for area: 792 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 626 metres,

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Fauscoum Mountain Fáschom A name in Irish
(Ir. Fáschom, 'empty hollow') Waterford County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 792m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S31689 10508
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Longitude: -7.536796, Latitude: 52.245869 , Easting: 231689, Northing: 110508 Prominence: 626m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 631631 610561,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Fscm, 10 char: Fauscoum
Bedrock type: Green thick-bedded conglomerate, (Treanearla Formation)

Despite being the highest of the Comeraghs, this is a rather unremarkable summit above the spectacular valley of Coumshingaun. The circuit of Coumshingaun comprises the ascent and descent of two dramatic ridges. The cliffs at the back of the valley offer some of the finest rock-climbs in Ireland. The name Fáschom properly refers to the next coom immediately south of Coumshingaun. The name may refer either to its wild nature or to the fact that, unlike many of the cooms which cut into the Comeragh plateau, it has no lake. Knockaunapeebra / Cnocán an Phíopaire is the name of a a lower peak to the SW.   Fauscoum is the highest mountain in the Comeragh Mountains area and the 48th highest in Ireland. Fauscoum is the highest point in county Waterford.

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denisdeasy on Fauscoum, 2003
by denisdeasy  17 Mar 2003
I had an amazing experience once on Fauscoum when doing a traverse of the Comeragh / Monavullaghs from Clonmel to Dungarvan. It was a sunny humid August day, & I was coming to the summit area. The terrrain was eroded peat hags, with the sandy gravel exposed in places making the going good between the peat hag 'islands'. I came to an open expanse with a large number of shallow pools. The heat was evaporating the water & there was a foot or so of wispy vapour hanging above ground level - it was like walking through dry ice. This was eery enough on its own, but then suddenly a flock of swifts appeared at full tilt, singing/whistling as they dipped & scooped water from the pools on the wing - I stood stock still as the flock flew close & low around my feet, some disappearing into the vapour to catch some water. In a few seconds they were gone & I was left in stunned amazement.

So for me, Fauscoum is not a featureless top, but a special place where I witnessed a magic conjunction of landscape, weather conditions & fauna. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/380/
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jackill on Fauscoum, 2004
by jackill  9 Aug 2004
From the summit of Fauscoum follow a bearing of 64 degrees for about 400 m and you'll see possibly one of the best views in the Comeraghs - Lough Coumshingaun. It can be reached from Kilclooney wood S342 102 A .
Follow the track through the wood to a forestry road, turn right and walk past the mobile phone transmitter (cunningly disguised as a tree)through the trees until you get to open mountain. Take a sharp left and follow the rough track towards the ridge rising on the right of the photo.From here you can just walk to the lake or decide to follow the ridge upwards.
Following the track up the ridge eventually brings you to a very rocky area
where you will have to scramble your way over large boulders and rocky outcrops before coming to a long grassy ridge that leads eventually to the Comeragh plateau.At the end of the ridge there is a short steep climb of approx. 50 mtrs which looks more daunting than it actually is - but be careful it can be "slippery when wet".At the end of the climb you are on the main Comeragh plateau about 400 mtrs from where this photo was taken.
You can then walk around the edge to point 704 mtrs S325 115 B(right of photo) and descend from there to meet the track from the lake back to the wood.
This is a very enjoyable walk on a clear day - one of my favourite areas in the Comeraghs.
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jackill on Fauscoum, 2004
by jackill  9 Aug 2004
The summit cairn of Fauscoum taken as part of the circuit of the nire valley in Joss Lynams "Best Irish Walks" . Dungarvan bay is in the background to the left,Crohaun hill just to the right and the side of Coumaraglin disappearing out of view on the extreme right .The summit of Fauscoum is flat and boggy with only the small cairn to mark it, but follow a bearing of 64 degrees for about 400 m and you'll see possibly one of the most dramatic views in the Comeraghs - Lough Coumshingaun from above Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/1073/
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Picture: The descent from the Comeragh Plateau
 
jackill on Fauscoum, 2005
by jackill  23 Sep 2005
After a week of chianti swilling and pasta gobbling in Aosta , Italy , I hauled my nicely rounded belly to the Comeraghs for a circuit of Coumshingaun lough. I started at Kilclooney wood S342 102 A and headed for the lake and the climbed to reach the Plateau up the right hand side of the lake. The track going up picks its way through many large boulders and lots of large ferns . These ferns can hide a multitude of ankle twisting opportunities so sticking to the track is the best option.All the way up you have wonderful views of the lake and out to the sea with Slievenamon becoming slowly visible as you rise.Its an easy trot around the edge of the corry to the point where the photo was taken. This is the only way down on this side of the lake. A rough , steep track winds its way down for about 50 meters until you get to the ridge below. This short descent (to the right of the photo)looks tougher than it is but care must be taken. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/1867/
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Picture: Rocky area on ridge south of lake
Alaskan on Fauscoum, 2007
by Alaskan  5 Aug 2007
My wife and I scrambled Coushingaun loop starting from the Kilclooney Wood parking area. We followed the trail to the road, walked passed the fake tree to the end of the road, hopped over the fence and followed the trail to its end, from which we hiked up the meadows to the ridge. The ridge proved to be more interesting than my wife had expected with some rocky scrambles. The rocky section had many short side bits that seemed to end at scenic view points overlooking drop-offs. It took some poking about to find the best way up but was fun. My wife was quite glad that it was a sunny, dry day when we climbed up the last steep bit at the headwall to the top. She spent most of that part testing the relative merits of the various types of heather for use as hand holds. Once on the summit plateau, we wandered through the bogs to Fauscoum. Had lunch overlooking the lake then descended the north side ridge. It was a pleasant walk except for the part through the rocky section where my wife's bifocals made the scramble down through the boulders most interesting. When our descending trail met the normal trail to the lake, we continued straight across and followed sheep trails until we merged with our ascent route at the bottom of the south ridge. It was much more interesting than most Irish mountains with a few moderate challenges to give it merit. And there were the beautiful views over the lake. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/2788/
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Djouce on Fauscoum, 2002
by Djouce  5 Nov 2002
Parked the car off the R676 and climbed south of Coumshingaun corrie. Very steep cliffs - would be very dangerous in poor visibility. Beatiful views down (see photo). Continued north and then west to Crotty's Rock ( a spectacular group of rocks looking east). again more dangerous cliffs. Crotty's Rock is called after the outlaw William Crotty who used it as his base. Then descended back to the car. Time taken about 6 hours Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/192/
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