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

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Kilclooney Mountain Mountain Fáschom A name in Irish, also Fauscoum an extra name in English Ir. Fáschom, 'empty hollow’ Waterford County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 792m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S31690 10508
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Longitude: -7.536709, Latitude: 52.245842 , Easting: 231690, Northing: 110508 Prominence: 626m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 631637 610558,   GPS IDs, 6 char: KlclMn, 10 char: KlclnyMntn
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. The name Kilclooney Mountain, recorded by East-West Mapping, derives from the extensive townland of Kilclooney in which the peak is situated. Knockaunapeebra / Cnocán an Phíopaire is the name of a lower peak to the SW.   Kilclooney Mountain is the highest mountain in the Comeragh Mountains area and the 48th highest in Ireland. Kilclooney Mountain is the highest point in county Waterford.

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The highest point on the Comeraghs' plateau lies above a spectacular corrie.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, jackill  3 May 2021
Adjacent to Coumshingaun in the western Comeraghs, Kilclooney is a flat, boggy top perched above much more interesting ground to the N and E. Some of the nearby coombs are quite spectacular but none more so than Coumshingaun. There's a lot of v steep ground so care should be taken. Extensive views from the summit area incl. Slievenamon, the Galtees, Knockmealdowns and much of Wexford and Waterford.

E. Roomy car park at Kilclooney Wood S34106 10222 A. Head thru the woods, aiming to start the steep descent of the W spur at S34051 10752 B. Zoom in on the map to see the route to here. Head uphill on v rocky ground following tracks as you go. You will reach a point just under the plateau with a steep and tricky looking climb. This is the only way up or down on this side of the lake and afterwards it's easy to the plateau where you head across bog to the summit cairn. Return by looping around the top of the coum. Allow 2hrs to the top.

S. Park at S31394 08025 C and head on a trail up Coomfea's long, steep SE spur. At S30821 08417 D take the trail that veers NNW around the top of Coummahon, first to the top of Knockaunpeebra and then across a boggy col and up to Kilclooney. Allow 2 hrs. Return the same way.
From here, you can also take the Mahon Falls walk and cross the river at S30946 09109 E before heading steeply up to K'peebra and on to K. Allow 1.5hrs but note that the river may not be fordable after heavy rain.

Notable tracks incl. track/3570, track/4041 and track/3657. Linkback:
Coumshingaun seen through a rock .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Kilclooney Mountain (Fáschom))
Coumshingaun Loop .. by JohnFinn   (Show all for Kilclooney Mountain (Fáschom))
Having had a scary experience on a gully scramble .. by Al   (Show all for Kilclooney Mountain (Fáschom))
Deise splendour .. by Kennyj   (Show all for Kilclooney Mountain (Fáschom))
Taking advantage of some very fine but bitterly c .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Kilclooney Mountain (Fáschom))
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