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West Cork Mountains Area , N: Coomataggart Subarea
Feature count in area: 62, by county: Cork: 45, Kerry: 24, of which 7 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89
Highest Place: Knockboy 704.8m

Starting Places (47) in area West Cork Mountains:
Barley Lake North, Barrboy, Caha Pass, Carranmore, Carrigacappeen, Carriganass Castle, Castle Donovan Car Park, Clearagh House, Coolkellure House, Coomhola Bridge, Corrigatirra, Cousane Gap, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreencollig Wood, Esk Boreen, Fuhiry Wood, Garinish Island Pier, Glasagarav River Bridge, Glasnacummeen Stream, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gorteeniher Drimoleague Heritage Walk CP, Gortloughra River Road, Gougane Barra Oratory, Gougane Barra Park CP, Grousemount Wind Farm, Kealkill Village, Knockanuha, Knockbrack South, Lough Atooreen N, Lough Nambrackderg North, Lough Nambrackderg Wood, Lough Nambreacdearg, Mealagh Bridge, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nowen Hill West Road, Owvane River Bridge, Pookeen North Top Road, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Priests Leap, Reenroe Bridge, River Roughty, Shandrum Concrete Silo, Sillahertane Stream, Slaheny River Horseshoe, Top of Coom, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea: Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470m, Maughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More: Shehy More 545.6m, Shehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh: Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane: Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce: Douce Mountain 476m, Doughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran: Barnastooka 497m, Bealick 537m, Carran 604m, Carran Far NE Top 561m, Carran Far North Top 506m, Carran NE Top 555m, Carran South Top 567m, Knockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar: Conigar 566m, Conigar SW Top 566m, Foilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart: Carrigalougha 423m, Coomataggart 530m, Coomataggart SW Top 509m, Derrineanig 304m, Lackabaun 472m, Mweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk: Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy: Barraboy Mountain 460m, Barraboy Mountain Far East Top 456m, Barraboy Mountain SE Top 409m, Derroograne 468m, Turners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy: Caoinkeen 692.8m, Caoinkeen South-East Top 553.5m, Coomhola Mountain 472m, Knockboy 704.8m, Knockboy North Top 651.2m, Knockboy South Top 533.3m, The Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh: Bird Hill 412m, Coomclogherane Top 449m, Gullaba Hill 603m, Knockbrack 440m, Knockbrack South Top 458m, Knocknamanagh 637m, Knocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills: Cashloura 296.8m, Coolsnaghtig 295.8m, Inchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen: Milane Hill 354.4m, Mullaghmesha 494.3m, Nowen Hill 535.2m, Nowen Hill Far West Top 405.2m, Nowen Hill SW Top 509m, Pookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills: Carrigfadda 311.7m, Killeigh Hill 229m, Knockarudane Hill 169m, Knockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen: Barryroe Hill 156m, Lick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen: Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry: Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Carrigalougha, 423m Hill Carraig an Locha A name in Irish,
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, Cork County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Carrigalougha is the 837th highest place in Ireland. Carrigalougha is the most northerly summit in the West Cork Mountains area.
Grid Reference W14912 71784, OS 1:50k mapsheet 79
Place visited by: 23 members, recently by: Pepe, chelman7, learykid, Fergalh, Daingean, Juanita, CaminoPat, Wildrover, Deise-Man, melohara, ciarraioch, eamonoc, madfrankie, conormcbandon, Conor74
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.236735, Latitude: 51.892254, Easting: 114912, Northing: 71784, Prominence: 77m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 514876 571844
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crglgh, 10 char: Crglgh

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Summary for Carrigalougha (Carraig an Locha): Remotest Cork with a great view to Glengarriff
Summary created by jackill 2012-08-03 08:59:43
Park at the forest entrance Fuhiry (W142 717), 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.
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Member Comments for Carrigalougha (Carraig an Locha)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Carrigalougha (<em>Carraig an Locha</em>)
Picture: Carrigalougha from the dirt road going up Mweelin
john_desmond on Carrigalougha
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 Fuhiry (W142 717). 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 A (W14917 71786). 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/728/comment/3156/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Carrigalougha (<em>Carraig an Locha</em>)
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: 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 B (W143 716) 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 C (W14858 71593), 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: 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 Fuhiry (W142 717) 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/728/comment/23601/
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