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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: Wind-blown ice on Commedagh Cairn
Colin Murphy on Slieve Commedagh, 2009
by Colin Murphy  2 Feb 2009
Did Slieve Commedagh as part of a Slieve Corragh-Commedagh-Slieve Beg threesome in a wind that would cut you in half. Parked at the very secure Meelmore Lodge car park at J 305 307 starA (which has loos and very welcome hot water in the taps when I returned some hours later with frozen fingers). A track leads SSE for a few hundred metres before you have to veer east to join the Trassey Track. From then SE to Hares Gap and up to col between Slievenaglogh and Corragh and on to Commedagh. The exposed top was covered in a glassy sheet of ice-crystals. If you plan to do S. Beg from here return to col between Commedagh and Corragh and then rejoin Trassey Track from which S. Beg is about a 15 min climb. Do not attempt to go the more direct route to the SW down the steep-sided Commedagh as you will walk off a high cliff! Linkback:
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Picture: Shower behind Commedagh
Why does it always rain on me...
by paulocon  11 Sep 2012
It always seems to be raining or about to rain on Commedagh and my most recent trip was no exception.

When viewed from the slopes of Donard, it is a huge bulk of a mountain worthy of further exploration.

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Picture: Follow the wall all the way !
johnnyphil on Slieve Commedagh, 2007
by johnnyphil  27 Jun 2007
A first trip to the Mournes ....From the car park to the Hare's gap , going left following the wall all the way to the top of Commedagh, down to the saddle, rising to the the top of Donard,down along the wall to the "brandy pad" and back to the Hare's gap, caught in a thunder storm on the way to the carpark ,wet ! ... Can we have the same again please ? Linkback:
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Picture: Commedagh from Slieve Corragh
Steep and slippy but great views!
by simongray12190  6 Dec 2015
I started off from the car park on the Trassey road at J3107 3143 starB and headed through the forest along the Trassey track which then opens up and follows the Trassey river with amazing views of Bearnaghs torrs and the western slopes of Meelmore. When the trassey track heads off to the SW at the head of the valley (J3181 2913 starC) I headed SE towards the saddle between Bearnagh and Slievenaglogh known as Hares Gap. This trudge up towards the Mourne wall at Hares Gap can get very wet and today was definitely one of those days, I may as well have been walking up a waterfall. When I reached the wall I headed NE following the wall to the summit of Slievenaglogh and was fortunate enough to get views of a peregrine falcon and was finally greeted by the ravens that so often follow us through the Mournes. I followed the wall over the top of Slieve Corragh before finally making the ascent to Commedagh. This was very steep at points and incredibly slippy due to the wet ground but the view to the SW to the rest of the range was incredible with Ben Crom reservoir breaking up the rugged landscape. I the followed the wall SE to the saddle between Donard and Commedagh at J3493 2794 starD and then headed back along the brandy pad path along the western slope of Commedagh below the incredible stone sculptures known as the castles which lead me back to Hares Gap and the Trassey. Definitely one of the best treks though the Mournes and the best place to view the whole range. Linkback:
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Commedagh via Tollymore and Slievenabrock
by moore1  14 Aug 2013
Having been up Commedagh many times via the traditional route from Donard car park, I was intrigued by the great views of Commedagh and Corragh's North faces from Tollymore! On a bright August day I left Tollymore Forrest park via a stone stile. This route includes the minor but surprising summit of Slievenabrock (excellent views of Newcastle and Murlough bay) followed by a steep and rocky assent of Shanslieve before the final assent to Commedagh. I would strongly recommend this route but avoid in poor visibility (there are considerable drops and cliffs), however, poor visibility frequently threatens Commedagh's summit! Linkback:
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ray on Slieve Commedagh, 2003
by ray  2 Mar 2003
climbed this last autumn in very heavy frost. UP glen river and trverse right up steep shoulder to ridge and on to tower at summit. Beautiful day and no one in sight
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