Coomacarrea 772m mountain, Glenbeigh Horseshoe Ireland at
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Glenbeigh Horseshoe Area
Place count in area: 20, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 78, 83 
Highest place:
Coomacarrea, 772m
Maximum height for area: 772 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 457 metres,

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Coomacarrea Mountain Com an Charria A name in Irish
also An Sagart an extra name in Irish
(Ir. Com an Charria [UR*], 'hollow of the stag') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 772m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V61131 82528
Place visited by 168 members. Recently by: finkey86, murphyman, JeanM, Patbrdrck, jamesmforrest, MagdaK, muddyboots, strangeweaver, tsheehy, hak493r, ckilm, Fergalh, David-Guenot, FrankMc1964, An_madra_aosta
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Longitude: -10.021694, Latitude: 51.977902 , Easting: 61131, Northing: 82528 Prominence: 457m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 461117 582579,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cmcr, 10 char: Comacarea
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

As with many names beginning with com, this name originally applied to a deep hollow on the side of the mountain. According to Seán Ó Súilleabháin the peak is also known as An Sagart. A cliff on the north-east side is named Leam a Soggorth, an anglicisation of Ir. Léim an tSagairt, 'leap of the priest' , a name which probably preserves a memory of a tale of a priest escaping from pursuing soldiers in Penal times, much like the Priest's leap between Bonane and Coomhola, near Glengarriff. On the Discovery map no. 78 the Irish name of the summit is An Tráigh [OSI], 'the strand'. Perhaps this is a humorous name for the large stony patch without turf cover near the summit. For further information on the name, see Paul Tempan, Some Notes on the Names of Six Kerry Mountains, JKAHS, ser. 2, vol. v (2005), 5-19.   Coomacarrea is the highest mountain in the Glenbeigh Horseshoe area and the 61st highest in Ireland.

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Three ridged, high grassy summit. .. by group   (Show all for Coomacarrea)
Take a look at these lakes. Coomasaharn Lake str .. by simon3   (Show all for Coomacarrea) Picture about mountain Coomacarrea in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Coomacarrea from the east.
simon3 on Coomacarrea, 2006
by simon3  20 Feb 2006
On the east side of Coomacarrea, at the col with Meenteog a road has been hacked out leading south. There are piles of buckled or worn looking mast sections and coils of rusting wire. In the picture you will also be able to see a white object, which is a large concrete block. Less visible in the picture is a nasty series of gashes in the hillside leading right to the top of Coomacarrea at the top of the fence.

It's testing for a wind power station, though it is outside the Kerry Co Co designated area for such (if that matters). As of Dec 2005 there was a mast on top of Coomacarrea. Were windmills to be put up here they would be at by far the highest site in Ireland. Coomacarrea is at 772m and the top of the windmills could be at 930m. They would be visible from much of the Dingle Peninsula, from much of the Iveragh Peninsula and even the Beara Peninsula as well as far inland in the Killarney region. The road access would inevitably bring scramblers or quads to further damage the landscape. Whether you are in favour or not about windpower (personally I am) this is not the place. Trackback:
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