Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
Tutorial Area
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos

Recent Contributions

Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains: The Chaukhi Massif, Georgia’s Dolomites

Lake District: Extended Kentmere Round

Lake District: Fairfield Horseshoe

A hike in the Alps Maritimes

"Deaded"

Croagh Patrick

Binn Mhairg: A well worthwhile but neglected scramble

Aughinish: Clare Island

Scanlan's Island: Clare Island

Near Truskmore, Dartry Mountains (Ireland)

Munnia Top: Coastal Hill

Local 100

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
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
Place visited by 375 members. Recently by: Chance, freilandtone, JimMc, reespdr, David-Guenot, Bunsen7, breathp, GerLeahy, PaulNolan, Bissboy, Bodek311, markwallace, oakesave, sammullangalvin, DeltaP
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/?PHPSESSID=rnevdcdjho3ml6ln6jn86s9il4
COMMENTS for Fauscoum << Prev page 1 2 3 4 Next page >>
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Fauscoum in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
 
simon3 on Fauscoum, 2004
by simon3  13 May 2004
The summit of Fauscoum, the highest mountain in the Comeraghs, sits on a flattish rise, above the famous Coumshingaun valley and lake as attested by the following comment from HC Hart [Climbing in the British Isles 1895] “The mountains are singularly picturesque. The verdure-clad cliffs, overhanging the deep, rock-bound, lonely tarns, have an effect that is at once rare and beautiful.”

The photo taken at the summit on a misty day, shows Coumfea (or Knockaunapeebra) on the skyline to the right. No swifts I'm afraid, but we did see some further north. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/966/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Fauscoum in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking to Fauscoum from direction of Crotty's Lough.
Cormac_L on Fauscoum, 2008
by Cormac_L  22 Sep 2008
Climbed Fauscoum as part of a circuit of Coumshingaun on 17/09/08. Decided to take a stroll over to have a look down at Crotty's Lough, and encountered a jelly-like sea of bog, with breaking little 'waves' of peat. Gives an indication of the ongoing effect the summer's rainfall has had for the walker. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/3332/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Fauscoum in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mahon Falls on the way to Fauscoum
 
HimiWack on Fauscoum, 2009
by HimiWack  12 Jul 2009
I did the Mahon Falls Circle at 16. June 2009. Started in the morning by the main carpark at the Mahon Falls and climbed the hillside on the left to Comeraghmountain. From here it is a lovely walk on top of the steep crags which are falling down to Mahon Valley on the right side. Crossing the Waterfall at the top and with a little climbing i reached the top of Knockaunapeebra with his characteristical 2 cairns. Heading north-eastwards its a short walk to Fauscoum. This part is very boggy especialy after heavy rain. From the summit i continued walking in north-east direction and after 15 minutes i arrived at the cirque of Coumshingaun Lake. Here are very nice views down to the lake and over the grasslands which extend to the coastline of Waterford. Turning right and following the brink of cirque i started my way back. After a while the road and the carpark by the Mahon Falls appears in south/south-western direction. Facing the carpark i walked on a trackless terrain down to Mahon river. Biside a big rock it is possible to cross the river on an easy way. But attention - after heavy rain it is very difficult, nearly impossible, to cross the river - it´s a stream then. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/3918/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Fauscoum in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Coumshingaun
Wide angle view of Coumshingaun
by murphysw  25 Aug 2014
Climbed Fauscoum from the Mahon Valley car park at the weekend, which was very busy, although once you start climbing above the falls, you're on your own. The climb up beside the falls, under Knockaunapeebra, is spectacular, although once you're up on the plateau it is quite monotonous...that is until you reach Coumshingaun, which is breathtaking. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/17648/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
silentbob on Fauscoum, 2009
by silentbob  2 Nov 2009
I've been climbing the comeragh mountains for over 10 years now and i must point out that fauscoum isn't infact the highest point in the comeraghs this was a misprint on the OS map,fauscoum is infact the valley below the highest point,the highest point doesn't actually have a name its just known as point 792, and i've confirmed this with many other die hard mountaineers who climb the comeraghs regulary and it was my brother Eoin who adv me on this and made me 100% of this,don't tell him but we think he is part mountain goat Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/4234/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
fergal on Fauscoum, 2004
by fergal  6 Oct 2004
While not wishing to steal Denis Deasy's thunder concerning his comments of 17/03/03 on Fauscoum, I too witnessed about 10 years ago the natural phenomenon of circling swifts on the summit. My recollection might not be of one of magical mists rising ( draoicht na siog) but there were maybe 100 - 150 birds circling around the open top about three feet off the ground. I sat and watched them for fifteen or twenty minutes or so. Perhaps there was a flyhatch from some of the peatpools at the specific time and they had come for a rare treat or they had to come to sample the bogwater. I was surprised to see them at such a height. They are generally an urban bird, racing and squealing across the rooftops of our towns until the end of August or so. Interestingly they spend almost their entire lives on the wing feeding, sleeping and even mating on the wing! Try that! During the nesting season they make their only concession to landing , making nest in lofts and church spires etc.. If one should land on the ground unintentionally their legs are virtually useless for walking and they would find it very difficult to become airborne again without assistance. It poses an interesting question as to why they would migrate to uplands for brief periods in the summer. Any ornithologists out there to help us? Thanks. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/48/comment/1223/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
COMMENTS for Fauscoum << Prev page 1 2 3 4 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Fauscoum.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.