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Comeragh Mountains Area   Cen: Comeragh Central Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 75, 81, 82 
Highest place:
Kilclooney Mountain, 792m
Maximum height for area: 792 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 626 metres,

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Coumfea Mountain Com Fia A name in Irish (Ir. Com Fia [LL], 'hollow of the deer') Waterford County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 741.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S29519 09729
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Longitude: -7.568629, Latitude: 52.23899 , Easting: 229519, Northing: 109729 Prominence: 69m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 629462 609782,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cmf, 10 char: Coumfea
Bedrock type: Green thick-bedded conglomerate, (Treanearla Formation)

Coumfea is the 84th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Coumfea (<i>Com Fia</i>) in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Great Views on the Comeraghs
A good day on Coumfea
by Buny Clare  22 May 2010
Our second trip last Friday was, I am happy to say, a success. In contrast to our first
Trip the weather was good except for a few hail showers.
From the Gap car park (S276 128 A) we saw clearly the outline of our planned walk. Coumfea to the west,The Spilloge Loughs, Coumalocha, the Gap and Knockanaffrin Ridge.
Walking NW down the road for 500 m, go through a gate on the left, follow a track which will give you access to the open moorland. Roughly SE will bring you to the western shoulder of Coumfea…
Took some photographs of Lough Coumfea and Coumalocha and found enough rock providing shelter from the NE winds which allowed us to take some refreshments in comfort.
(S279 101 B). Great views down to the sea and the Dungarvan area,.
Easy going then along the plateau rim, on fairly firm ground. We came to the waterfall
at S300 112 C and saw the old lady puffing her pipe.
I walked uphill for 500m and reached what I assume was the Head of Coumlara (S 294 114 D).
We decided not to go to Knockanaffrin and shortly after crossing a stream well above the falls we worked our way northwards and after descending a steep-sided spur we commenced our descent before The Gap and walking generally west back to the car park... Linkback:
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Picture: Walkers on Coumfea with West Top and Knockmealdowns in background
Mid point in a circular walk along the W rim of the Comeragh Plateau
by Harry Goodman  28 Jul 2011
Climbed Coumfea on Sat 28 May 2011 as part of a circuit which also included Coumfea W Top and Coumea N Top (For earlier part of route see my comments on Copumfea west Top.) From Coumfea W Top we headed SE along the plateau rim towards a check point S2910009100 E which I had included in case we encountered misty conditions and to enable us to then go ENE to Coumfea summit S2952809752 F. As it happened, given clear conditions we did not need the check point and were able to stay close to the rim for a delightful walk of over 1km around and far above Coumlocha before going into the broad, flat and peat hagged summit area in search of the high point. We had fine views back NW around the plateau rim to Coumfea W Top and NE to Coumfea N Top as well as a view E across the moorland to the Comeragh high point of Fauscoum. After a short break we continued down N across the broad and boggy moorland towards Coumfea N Top. Linkback:
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Picture: Looking east/north-east to Coumfea from near the West Top
Track all the way to the top
by Bunsen7  24 Oct 2021
There are fantastic views from this top of the Coum and the Nire Valley. It is also relatively easy to reach. There is a farmer's track which leads all the way up from the Nire Valley, and includes a bridge that ensures you don't need to cross the fast flowing streams. This track commences at S27213 13021 G and goes south initially and then south eastwards up the southern side of north western shoulder of Coumfea North Top. The line taken minimizes the steepness of the ascent.

In clear weather this track is very obvious and can be seen as a distinct line from Coumfea West Top. This track would make for a very straight forward up and down to Coumfea and affords fantastic views of Coumalocha. Although it contours along the side of the mountain, there is no exposure whatsoever. The cliffs are only at the summit rim.

Of course many people (like myself) will try to make the longer loop which goes to the West Top. The issue with that is it necessitates a stream crossing. There is a stepping stone ford at S27153 12358 H and when the stream is in spate, if you do not like the look of this, it doesn't get better further upstream, where the ground is wild. So if you want to do the loop, have sticks and anything else needed to ford the stream (expecting to get your feet wet). Linkback:
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Djouce on Coumfea, 2002
by Djouce  5 Nov 2002
An interesting climb from the spectacular Mahon Falls. Start at the Mahon Falls car park and climb up the steep & wet north side of the falls (photo). Continue over rough terrain and bog land to top (I'm not sure if we found it). Then continue south-west along a spectacular, narrow ridge with steep drops to the east and west and great views in both directions. We then descended by peak 715 (grid 284 085 I) to lower ground and back to car park. Dangerous route when visibility is poor. Time taken about 5 hours. Linkback:
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jackill on Coumfea, 2004
by jackill  15 Jul 2004
View looking down on the Mahon Falls the start of our walk on the Comeragh plateau , taking in Coumfea and the Coumtay ridge down @ 715 mtrs on map to abandoned cottage. Linkback:
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sinbadw on Coumfea, 2005
by sinbadw  5 Jan 2005
A little after the event, but I liked this shot looking over towards Fauscoum Linkback:
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