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Glenbeigh Horseshoe Area   Cen: Glenbeigh Horseshoe Subarea
Place count in area: 20, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 78, 83, EW-R 
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 Munster Province, 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 210 members. Recently by: Kforde6, mh400nt, fingalscave, Barrington1978, JohnFinn, childminder05, chelman7, JohnRea, stuartdonaldson, nolo, JohnAshton, conrad1179, CaminoPat, tryfan, Ianhhill
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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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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Coomacarrea (<i>Com an Charria</i>) in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Coomacarrea from the east.
High, grassy summit with massive corries in a remote and rugged part of Kerry.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, simon3, paddyhillsbagger  5 Dec 2020
Coomacarrea is the highpoint of the remote Glenbeigh hills which incorporate a clutch of dramatic corries in their northern grasp. The terrain is grassy/boggy with immense views over Iveragh, the Reeks and Corca Dhuibhne. Take care in mist or wind as the ground is v steep to the N.
NE. This mountain can be climbed as part of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe either from Meentog to Drung Hill or in reverse taking in seven 600m+ tops and a sub 600 if you wish. At the end of a minor road out of Glenbeigh, there is parking for either route beside a ruined cottage by the head of Coomasaharn Lake at V63625 85122 starA . Head up the steep slopes of Knocknaman and continue on to Meentog before heading W on grassy, broad slopes to the col at V61996 82453 starB. There are some fences and stony paths near here. Continue W up the shoulder where a fence takes a meandering line up to broad, unmarked grassy summit. If doing the full horseshoe see track/1966 - this also takes in Macklaun and is a long, tough but exhilarating 26k loop that would probably take 9 - 11 hrs.
From the same starting point, for a shorter but equally stunning loop ascend or descend via the Keamconneragh ridge - see track/3095 for a profile of this 4h+ 13k circuit.
SW A less dramatic route starts at V57456 77887 starC and takes in Caunoge before heading up the SW spur of Coomacarrea. 2.5hrs+ to summit.
W. Park near V56896 83074 starD and following track/3301 head up the SW ridge of Teeromoyle before turning SE for Coomacarrea. 2.5hrs+ Linkback:
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