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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
Place visited by 692 members. Recently by: abeach, Carolyn105, cdpevans, elclaudio, MickM45, JRyan, flynnke, Tomaquinas, dregish, dstevenson15, holmpatrick, declantb, Kilcoobin, Kilcubbin, conormcg
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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 65th 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) Picture about mountain Slieve Commedagh in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
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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Saturday was an “ine” day. Firstly equine and whi .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
Up here again last Tuesday 30/12/03. Parked in Do .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
With our backs to Commedagh we headed down by the .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Slieve Commedagh)
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