Slieve Commedagh 767m mountain, Mourne Mountains Ireland at
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Slieve Commedagh Mountain Sliabh Coimhéideach A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Coimhéideach [PNNI], 'watching/guarding mountain') Down County, 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: -5.938636, Latitude: 54.188863 , Easting: 334610, Northing: 328616 Prominence: 180m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 734529 828620,   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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Rather than descending via the obvious path by th .. by csd   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
Whoosh-oomph-ugh. Its that time of year again. Wh .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh) Picture about mountain Slieve Commedagh in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
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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