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Derrynasaggart Area   W: The Paps Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 79 
Highest place:
The Paps East, 694m
Maximum height for area: 694 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 623 metres,

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Coolcurtoga Hill Coolcurtoga is a townland in the parish of Killaha. Any information
on the correct name of this peak would be very welcome.
Kerry County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Rhyolitic lavas Bedrock

Height: 425m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W09784 83326
Place visited by 18 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, Pepe, Fergalh, chelman7, Wilderness, Juanita, CaminoPat, ciarraioch, markmjcampion, eamonoc, simoburn, PPruzina, thomas_g, pocarbuile, jackill
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Longitude: -9.314171, Latitude: 51.995168 , Easting: 109784, Northing: 83326 Prominence: 90m,  Isolation: 3.5km
ITM: 509753 583385,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Clcrtg, 10 char: Colcurtoga
Bedrock type: Rhyolitic lavas, (Lough Guitane rhyolites)

Coolcurtoga is the 828th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Coolcurtoga  in area Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: The summit area
 
Unpleasantly prominent
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, simon3, jackill  12 Mar 2024
Park on the roadside next to a gate at W08543 82689 starA, room for 1 car.
Climb the gate and walk along a track crossing a small stream and another gate.
As you reach the start of the climb cross a muddy track and over a high wire fence.
Start up an unpleasent boggy ridge interspersed with rock edges keeping generally on the high ground.
As you reach the near the summit the ground becomes covered with low grass.
The summit is unmarked and generally flat.
Fine views though due to Coolcurtogas prominence. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/719/comment/5478/
 
A Carn of Worms
by Pepe  3 Aug 2021
What’s intriguing about Coolcortoga is that when gazed up at from the main Cork-Killarney road it appears to have two trig stones, about 100 metres apart, in the summit area.
Pepé stepped out of his car in Glenflesk and engaged in a bout of head-scratching, wondering where to start from. A helpful local advised him not to go up from there: “Too much heather. Go east the main Cork road from the village for maybe less than a kilometre. There’s a boreen on your left. Park at the roadside and go up from there.”
Sure enough there’s room at the head of that boreen for several cars to park. From there walk the single-track road (complete with a strip of grass in the middle of it) for a few hundred metres to the old narrow concrete bridge over the River Flesk. A hundred metres or so later cross another, smaller, old stone bridge over a stream (possibly the stream mentioned in the summary. Then it’s up through the trees and onto the eastern slopes for an hour of sheer torture. That’s how long it took Pepé to bate his way up through clinging heather, dangerous rocks and lurking ankle-traps of which there are many hiking poles essential for sussing out solidity beneath the heather and long grass.
Up top, the two so-called trigs turn out to be trig-shaped piles of stones. The views are great, but there’s an even more treacherous descent to follow: concentration on full blast and muscles tensed all the way. Pepé was so knackered by it all he abandoned another walk planned for later that day. But, by embarking on this energy-sapping, leg-cramping adventure, he discovered where Purgatory is. And if anyone tells you Purgatory no longer exists, consider this: it does exist but goes under a different name now – Coolcurtoga. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/719/comment/23230/
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Don't be put off, it's not that bad
by thomas_g  3 May 2013
Climbed this today, it looks awful from the road, but once you're on the slope it's not that bad. There is the odd ankle twisting hole, but it's fairly easy to navigate the shelves to the top. About 90 mins round trip. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/719/comment/14986/
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