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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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Picture: Seen from Slieve Donard.
Surprisingly little known
by Aidy  31 May 2014
Easily accessed along the col after first walking up Slieve Donard. It was then possible to take a slightly different route back down to the Glen River by walking along the ridge with the steep sides on the east, offering fresh views of Donard. For such an impressvie lump of a mountain, it was strange to find when talking to locals in Newcastle, that many had never heard of Commedagh. The second highest peak in the Mournes deserves more fame! Linkback:
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Picture: Ridge to Shan Slieve
csd on Slieve Commedagh, 2006
by csd  2 Jul 2006
Rather than descending via the obvious path by the Glen River, it's also possible to leave Slieve Commedagh to the north, taking in the minor summit of Shan Slieve, before heading east to met the Glen River path just SW of the forest. This takes you along the ridge that divides the valleys of the Glen and Sprinkwee rivers, which is a pleasant diversion. Linkback:
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Picture: a river runs through it round it over it
Bleck Cra on Slieve Commedagh, 2009
by Bleck Cra  5 Nov 2009
Whoosh-oomph-ugh. Its that time of year again. Whoosh-oomph-ugh. Down I went for the umpteenth time. Time of year; time of life; time of endless water underfoot. Commedagh doesn't get the respect she deserves. She rises straight out of the sea at 767ms, so that is every one of them; she presents 2 serious corries Pulgarve and Legawherry and she has been known to send ingenus into the next world without a by-their-leave. It was the damp northern day of a damp Northern Halloween. Half way up Pulgarve an unexpected wibbler descended on me. The knocking knees. Could it be one too many toasts to Martha and Dungannon's excellent fireworks night? Followed a cool wind and now to the chattering teeth and how it howled. Knocking knees, chattering teeth and a howling. Commedagh probably shouldn't be accessed from this point except by the strong of leg or weak of head. Either/or are welcome to have a go. At the wall off its summit, I trundled into a tormented soul: bog, top to toe. I have had enough, he shivered I'm going home. Whoosh-oomph-ugh - and down he went from a entirely standing start. The water roared through her, under her, over her and out of her like the sound of demons taking off. Do I recommend Commedagh? Well she is a dour oul slog from most points and has little to sell en route but the Pots, her odd summit and strange theatres to other worlds make her worth the trouble. Suddenly out of the dark mist drove a ghastly shape; black as night, mad electric hair, the Devil's own whiskers, demented staring eyes, But it was OK - it was only me. Daithi, good to read your piece and I too saw my first broken spectre this Halloween. Spookeeee . Linkback:
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Bleck Cra on Slieve Commedagh, 2005
by Bleck Cra  7 Mar 2005
Saturday was an “ine” day. Firstly equine and white horses. A glorious Spring morning; windward of the wall, a relentless reminder of our Northern latitudes. The new middle classes of Northern Ireland, moody and ill-at-ease, first poured into Ripcurl teeshirts, Oakley wrap’rounds and Berghaus gaiters, now poured silently out of the Bloody Bridge carpark and into the Newcastle/Kilkeel Road, the last, decapitating her walking pole in the pleasing thud of her Beamer boot lid. “I know you!” she thrills”. You know their eyes, their ears, their nose - it’s just that behind polartec and bandanas, you’ve never seen the whole lot together. And pleasant enough, a place which the Bloody Bridge track has become - and perhaps also for the crows. For here is an ovine deserter. Its idiot clan was cajoled off the eastern corner of Chimney Rock last week to Crossone and like Bugsy Siegel and the Mojave desert, it has just stopped here and decided to stay - shepherded up-track by walkers going up and down-track by walkers going down. All summer. God only knows why he made them. See Cra’s motley view on this site ref Dotty. West of the Brandy Pad I ran into her - inevitable, given her proximity to the earth. Today’s bon mot was “I was up Donard and it was shite”. Oh for the gift of such brevity. Next, bovine: a bloke whose Grandfather’s herd helped bring glory to Northern Ireland’s most famous ice cream: Graham’s of Rathfriland. Then lupine: coming off Commedagh a thin, silent, slow-moving man and a vast, strange, glistening hound with coals-for-eyes that whispered “well punk …..” The flat sun cast ribbon shadows on Commedagh’s southern cliffs, hanging like strips of damp hide and enticing alien dimensions into their all more familiar one - height. Linkback:
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zeaphod on Slieve Commedagh, 2003
by zeaphod  14 Oct 2003
Up here again last Tuesday 30/12/03. Parked in Donard Park, then up the Glen River valley. sleet turned to snow at the col. the steps were frozen solid and would have made a trecherous descent route, so we made for Shan Slieve, past the top of the pot of Legawherry (dangerous in v.poor/dark conditions), then descended back to the track in a partial whiteout using the compass. Very wet return down the Glen River. Linkback:
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Picture: Navan Hillwalkers with Commedagh behind them on the way to Slievenaglogh
CaptainVertigo on Slieve Commedagh, 2005
by CaptainVertigo  26 Apr 2005
With our backs to Commedagh we headed down by the Mourne Wall towards Hare's Gap . To the South lay the stunning Silent Valley. To the West ( out in front ) were Bearnagh and Meelmore ( both climbed at the end of March). The wind dropped. The sun blazed and we had a very special time at the heart of the Mournes. A delightful alteration to our plans saw Ned Hennigan take a hard right (i.e. north) well before Hare's Gap so that instead of descending along the valley floor of the Trassey Track we held the high ground on its eastern slopes. The views were stunning. What a contrast to the five hour soaking in Wicklow the previous Sunday!! Linkback:
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