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West Cork Mountains Area   N Cen: Douce Subarea
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 706m
Maximum height for area: 706 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

Places in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea:   Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470mMaughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More:   Shehy More 545.6mShehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh:   Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane:   Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce:   Douce Mountain 476mDoughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran:   Barnastooka 497mBealick 537mCarran 604mCarran Far NE Top 561mCarran Far North Top 506mCarran NE Top 555mCarran South Top 567mKnockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar:   Conigar 566mConigar SW Top 566mFoilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart:   Carrigalougha 423mCoomataggart 530mCoomataggart SW Top 509mDerrineanig 304mLackabaun 472mMweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk:   Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy:   Barraboy Mountain 460mBarraboy Mountain Far East Top 456mBarraboy Mountain SE Top 409mDerroograne 468mTurners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy:   Caoinkeen 692mCaoinkeen South-East Top 555mCoomhola Mountain 472mKnockboy 706mKnockboy North Top 649mKnockboy South Top 532mThe Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh:   Bird Hill 412mCoomclogherane Top 449mGullaba Hill 603mKnockbrack 440mKnockbrack South Top 458mKnocknamanagh 637mKnocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills:   Cashloura 296.8mCoolsnaghtig 295.8mInchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen:   Milane Hill 354.4mMullaghmesha 494.3mNowen Hill 535.2mNowen Hill Far West Top 405.2mNowen Hill SW Top 509mPookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills:   Carrigfadda 311.7mKilleigh Hill 229mKnockarudane Hill 169mKnockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen:   Barryroe Hill 156mLick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen:   Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry:   Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Douce Mountain Hill Damhais A name in Irish Ir. Damhais [OSI], possibly 'ox ridge' or ‘stag ridge’ Cork County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Sandstone and siltstone Bedrock

Height: 476m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W12300 61400
Place visited by 28 members. Recently by: bandre, chelman7, tfm9, Fergalh, Wildrover, learykid, conorb, alanshep, markmjcampion, Juanita, CaminoPat, odonovansf, davsheen, amgall, tommccarthy
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Longitude: -9.271975, Latitude: 51.798568 , Easting: 112300, Northing: 61400 Prominence: 211m,  Isolation: 2.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 512269 561464,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DcMntn, 10 char: DcMntn
Bedrock type: Sandstone and siltstone, (Gortanimill Formation)

This peak is situated to the east of the southern end of Céim an Fhia / Keimaneigh. There is some variation in the spelling of the name in Irish, and the element cnoc is sometimes prefixed to it.   Damhais is the 644th highest place in Ireland.

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The 2 D Mountains to the Pass of Keimaneigh
by jlenny  20 Dec 2010
Climbed Douce recently after almost 30 years...used to do it with the Hillwalking Club at school late 70's early 80's.... I approached it from Inchageela turning left at Creedons and right after the bridge passing the Mass Rock travelling through Toreenalour towards Kealkil for about 8 or 9 miles keeping Left at the fork with the walk sign to the right....This is really an old narrow boreen with grass in the middle...passing through some forestry with access on the right I came to a layby in the middle of nowhere with a Farmhouse just below me in the valley... parking in the layby I set off on the south edge of the forest and followed a fence up onto Douce.......pure amazing with the views down into Bantry Bay even in the bad weather... I decided against the stroll down into the saddle and up onto Dúchoill because of the weather and the fact that I was alone ...literally..... Years ago we used to get a minibus...anything bigger forget it....and set off from here and head over both Douce and Dúchoill and meet the bus again in the Pass of Keimaneigh onn the R584, with Tom Walsh in the North Mon...A Legend! If you want to see Irish Wilderness....look no further........ and only 30 miles from Cork City! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/530/comment/6174/
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Picture: West Cork Duo
 
Douce (476) and Doughill (471) in the Shehy Range from Shehy More (546)
by davsheen  27 Feb 2019
View towards Douce and Doughill from Shehy More - Five hour loop walk taking in all three summits and Lough Nambrackderg. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/530/comment/20422/
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Picture: Doughill Summit View
Shehy February Views
by davsheen  27 Feb 2019
Towards Gougane Barra Valley from close to the Summit of Doughill - Below to the left is the Pass of Keimaneigh Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/530/comment/20423/
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mart on Douce Mountain, 2010
by mart  9 Mar 2010
There is a private rpad into an area known as the Lost Valley, running from the Ballingeary-Bantry road in to the north of Doughill and Douce and out towards a small road under Shehy Mor. From this road the country is very open and you can make your choice of way onto either mountain or both. Douce presents a steep face to the east but os otherwise welcoming. There is a rocky ridge extending between the two which looks interesting. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/530/comment/4492/
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Picture: Douce and Doughill from Shehy Mor
 
Shehy Mountain Walk
by davsheen  1 Jan 2017
View from the ascend to Shehy Mor over towards Douce and Doughill in snow not far from Gougane Barra. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/530/comment/18760/
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Picture: Doughill from the top of Douce
Into the Lost Valley
by thomas_g  24 Mar 2012
The trip to Douce is like going back in time, lots of roads with grass growing in the middle. Parked at W13389 62823 A (room for 6 cars), which is a lay-by off a forest road (keep right). Please bear in mind that this is a Coillte road so it may be closed for forest operations.
Once parked, head west down the road for 200m metres and through the gate, then cut down along the line of the forestry until you reach a fence and stream. You can follow this most of the way up to the top of Douce - the going is fairly easy. Should you feel even lazier there is a road (track) at W12957 62721 B which contours across the mountain and is an easy way up.
There is a trig point at the top of Douce and excellent views in all directions. You can choose to head back to the car at this stage or head onwards to Doughill.
For Doughill head west from the trig point until you see a fence, you can follow this much of the way to the top of Doughill.
One warning - if the visibility is bad, there is a gully in the saddle between Douce and Doughill that's not on the map, if you are right by the fence, there is a 12 foot sheer-ish drop which you could easily slide down if not paying 100% attention. It's is easily negotiated, (I jumped over the fence). Easy but rocky going from there there to the top of Doughill (see my comments on Doughill for a nice loop walk). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/530/comment/6730/
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