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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Commedagh (<i>Sliabh Coimhéideach</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Approaching Commedagh from Donard
 
Updated Summary:
High, flat- topped coastal peak wirh steep approaches.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Harry Goodman, wicklore  18 Jan 2023
Commedagh is the 2nd highest Mourne, a col separating it from Donard to the SE. It lies near Newcastle on the E edge of the range and has a broad, grassy top surrounded by steep, heathery approaches. The 35k Mourne Wall passes close by. Fine local views and also the Coolies, Sperrins and Antrim Hills. Beware - steep ground to the NE.
NE. From Donard Park J37499 30597 starA take forest track SW through Donard Wood. On exiting the forest a good path continues up the valley to gain the col at the Mourne Wall between Donard and Commedagh J35021 27934 starB. Turn right and follow the Wall uphill to reach a stone tower J34405 28433 starC. Turn right here and cross the plateau NE for circa 300m to the top. Sea to summit 2.5 hrs
NE. From the same car park walk up to J36483 29641 starD, turn right and follow the wall thru the trees for about 200m to a forest ride on left. Follow this up to a stile. Once out on open ground continue W over Slievenamaddy, then SW to Shan Slieve before following the sharp edge of Commedagh up around the Pot of Pulgarve to the top. 2.5 hrs
NW. Park at J31089 31306 starE and head for the Hare’s Gap [see separate entry for Slievenaglogh for more comprehensive description). Then head over Slievenaglogh and Slieve Corragh to reach the stone tower mentioned above. Stick close to the Mourne Wall to avoid cliffs to the N.
Commedagh is also part of the 29km+ Mournes’ Sevens which takes in the 7 highest peaks - track/4460
Other notable tracks include linear track/3379 and track/4116. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/63/comment/4823/
 
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