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Mourne Mountains Area   N: Commedagh Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

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Slieve Commedagh Mountain Sliabh Coimhéideach A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Coimhéideach [PNNI], 'watching/guarding mountain') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 767m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J34610 28616
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Longitude: -5.938543, Latitude: 54.188898 , Easting: 334610, Northing: 328616 Prominence: 180m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 734535 828624,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvCmd, 10 char: SlvCmdgh
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

As on Slieve Meelmore, there is a tower near the summit of Slieve Commedagh. On the southern side, at the head of the Annalong Valley, is a spectacular group of granite tors known as 'the Castles'. These can be appreciated from the Brandy Pad, a track once used by smugglers. During the 18th Century the Mourne Mountains were notorious for smuggling commodities such as wine, silk, tobacco, tea and brandy, mainly from Britain. The cargo would be brought ashore under the cover of darkness and taken over the mountains to Hilltown and the surrounding areas.   Slieve Commedagh is the second highest mountain in the Mourne Mountains area and the 64th highest in Ireland. Slieve Commedagh is the second highest point in county Down.

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shippy on Slieve Commedagh, 2005
by shippy  11 Apr 2005
The summit house on Slieve Commedagh Feb 05 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/63/comment/1647/
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Picture: Commedagh (minus cloud-cover) from the slopes of Donard
Sorry but Commedagh can't come out to play..
by paulocon  14 May 2010
Having viewed some of the photos on here, Commedagh was one mountain that I was really looking forward to and would represent the 2nd last major climb as I made my way around the Mourne Wall. Typical then that after a relatively clear day, a massive thick cloud should move in across the summit just as I approached.
Because of this, my experience of Commedagh was limited to a quick stop at the hefty watchtower and a brief but heavy shower of hailstones. I briefly contemplated walking over to the summit proper but that would have involved literally walking into the storm-cloud and with both my mind and body in a poor condition after a days walking, I decided that probably wasn't the best idea and quickly moved off to Donard.
It is a pretty handy walk from Slievenglogh with one section that represents probably the narrowest 'ridge' along the wall although this fact is pretty much concealed by the presence of the wall. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/63/comment/4730/
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Picture: Slieve Commedagh
 
MickC on Slieve Commedagh, 2006
by MickC  3 Feb 2006
31/1/06 The summit house on Slieve Commedagh peeps through the clouds. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/63/comment/2162/
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GWPR on Slieve Commedagh, 2004
by GWPR  10 Feb 2004
The Mourne Wall snaking down Slieve Donard and creeping up Slieve Commedagh. This great wall is probably the only snake left in Ireland! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/63/comment/844/
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craigo on Slieve Commedagh, 2004
by craigo  17 Aug 2004
Nice walk for somebody with 2 cars is, starting from bloody bridge, up to the col below donard, turn right and follow the wall to the summit. Still following the wall, descend the other side into gap below commedagh. Still following wall up commedagh, its not as steep but on a clear day the views are fantastic, from Lough Neagh in the North down to Wicklow in the South and even out to the Isle of Man if you are lucky!! Follow spur above the huge and impressive pot down to the forestry and walk down through donard park to Newcastle. Nicer in winter when there are fewer daytrippers around though. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/63/comment/1092/
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volsung on Slieve Commedagh, 2007
by volsung  4 Sep 2007
A dank cloudy morning in Belfast didn't promise well for a climb up Commedagh. However by the time I reached Newcastle the sun was splitting the trees. Up the Glen River track along with seemingly half the population of the country - they were heading for Donard. Not one followed yours truly up the track to Commedagh. Depressed at the litter on the lower reaches of the track. Having just come back from the French section of the Route of St James where I saw 4 pieces of litter in 260km - I kid you not. The Glen track had 4 times this amount in the first hundred metres. Views from the top of Commedagh over Ben Crom. Decided I couldn't stop there and moved on over Corragh and Slievenaglogh and down to the Hare's Gap. Back down the Trassey Track admiring the tiny Tormentil flowers occasionally. Never knew what they were before but I had my plant book with me. Past a shepherd whistling orders to his dog and down the Mourne Way past a King's Grave and the dark pools of the Shimna down to Newcastle and a delicious outdoor pint in O'Hare's beergarden looking up to the hills. Not a bad day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/63/comment/2815/
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