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West Cork Mountains Area   N: Coomataggart Subarea
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 704.8m
Maximum height for area: 704.8 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

Places in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea:   Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470mMaughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More:   Shehy More 545.6mShehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh:   Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane:   Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce:   Douce Mountain 476mDoughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran:   Barnastooka 497mBealick 537mCarran 604mCarran Far NE Top 561mCarran Far North Top 506mCarran NE Top 555mCarran South Top 567mKnockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar:   Conigar 566mConigar SW Top 566mFoilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart:   Carrigalougha 423mCoomataggart 530mCoomataggart SW Top 509mDerrineanig 304mLackabaun 472mMweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk:   Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy:   Barraboy Mountain 460mBarraboy Mountain Far East Top 456mBarraboy Mountain SE Top 409mDerroograne 468mTurners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy:   Caoinkeen 692.8mCaoinkeen South-East Top 553.5mCoomhola Mountain 472mKnockboy 704.8mKnockboy North Top 651.2mKnockboy South Top 533.3mThe Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh:   Bird Hill 412mCoomclogherane Top 449mGullaba Hill 603mKnockbrack 440mKnockbrack South Top 458mKnocknamanagh 637mKnocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills:   Cashloura 296.8mCoolsnaghtig 295.8mInchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen:   Milane Hill 354.4mMullaghmesha 494.3mNowen Hill 535.2mNowen Hill Far West Top 405.2mNowen Hill SW Top 509mPookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills:   Carrigfadda 311.7mKilleigh Hill 229mKnockarudane Hill 169mKnockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen:   Barryroe Hill 156mLick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen:   Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry:   Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Carrigalougha Hill Carraig an Locha A name in Irish Cork County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 423m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W14912 71784
Place visited by 23 members. Recently by: Pepe, chelman7, learykid, Fergalh, Daingean, Juanita, CaminoPat, Wildrover, Deise-Man, melohara, ciarraioch, eamonoc, madfrankie, conormcbandon, Conor74
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Longitude: -9.236735, Latitude: 51.892254 , Easting: 114912, Northing: 71784 Prominence: 77m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 514876 571844,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crglgh, 10 char: Crglgh
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Carrigalougha is the 838th highest place in Ireland. Carrigalougha is the most northerly summit in the West Cork Mountains area.

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Remotest Cork with a great view to Glengarriff
Short Summary created by jackill  3 Aug 2012
Park at the forest entrance W142 717 starA, room for 6/7 cars. Go SE on the public road for about 30 metres and walk through a gate straight into a boggy field. Head towards the left corner and carry on straight up the hill passing a rain meter.. You'll have to negotiate a few fences but there are obvious low points to get over if you look. The summit is on a rocky outcrop surrounded by grass. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/728/comment/5487/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigalougha (<i>Carraig an Locha</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Carrigalougha from the dirt road going up Mweelin
 
john_desmond on Carrigalougha, 2008
by john_desmond  7 Jun 2008
This small hill to the East of Mweelin is very easy to reach. There is plenty of space for parking on the main public road at W142 717 starA. Don't go over the gate as you'll just have to cross a barbed wire fence again. Just walk SE on the public road for about 30 metres and walk straight into a boggy field. Head towards the corner and carry on straight up the hill. You'll have to negotiate a few fences but there are obvious low points to get over if you look. There are a number of potential summits but one is obvious at W14917 71786 starB. Nothing special, just a grassy outcrop..............There are some excellent views from the Paps, Mangerton and Crohane in Kerry to Nowen, Sheehy More and others in West Cork. Mweelin to the West does however obscure the views a bit in that direction. While the views are nice, much the same and a bit more can be seen from Mweelin accross the way. Overall, it's an easy walk but given a choice, I'd do Mweelin. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/728/comment/3156/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigalougha (<i>Carraig an Locha</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Pat with Coumtaggart in the distance and Mweelin
Great reward, little effort
by jackill  16 May 2010
Its an easy walk up if you follow John Desmonds instructions otherwise prepare to get your feet wet and your trousers torn. Great views over all 360 degrees, the Kerry mountains, Shehys, the Lee valley.This would be a good start to the day if, for example, you wished to walk the ridge to Gougane Barra. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/728/comment/4738/
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Quick and easy ascent on an otherwise un-inviting day for hill walking
by three5four0  15 Aug 2010
Parked in the space mentioned by john desmond, for Carrigalougha and Mweelin, on a blustery and showery day.

Waked a short distance down the road and went through the gate at W143 716 starC and followed an old track up hill. The track passes through a reedy area, where a keen eye will be needed to stay on it. At around W14858 71593 starD, you reach a fence (on an old boundary), which is marked on the map. Turn left and follow this up hill to the summit area. The map shows the old wall / boundary clipping the summit height spot. In reality, there is higher ground either side, as pointed out by John desmond, which leads to some fence hoping to ascertain the highest point. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/728/comment/6012/
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There are bigger and better fish to fry nearby
by Pepe  9 Aug 2022
Parked at W142 717 starA and plodded through the boggy terrain. A short but uncomfortable trudge up and down: reeds, tall grass, rocks, dodgy footing, midges, fences, etc, etc. Up top the views are good north, west and east but it's not really worth the effort given that Mweelin is so close by. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/728/comment/23601/
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