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Coumfea North Top Mountain For origin of name, see Coumfea. Waterford County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 728.3m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S29598 10677
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Longitude: -7.567385, Latitude: 52.247504 , Easting: 229599, Northing: 110677 Prominence: 25m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 629541 610730,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CmfNrt, 10 char: CmfNrthTp
Bedrock type: Green thick-bedded conglomerate, (Treanearla Formation)

Coumfea North Top is the 91st highest place in Ireland.

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bogtrotter_ie on Coumfea North Top, 2002
by bogtrotter_ie  26 Oct 2002
"View of Nire valley and Sgilloge Lakes from Comeragh Plateau". This fine view was taken from the top of the stream that leads into the larger and nearer of the Sgilloge Lakes (or Loughs). Coumfea North Top is around 600m to the south west of this point. Linkback:
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Picture: View of Coumfea N Top as seen from Coumfea to the South
john_desmond on Coumfea North Top, 2005
by john_desmond  17 Apr 2005
Like so many of the other summits on the Comeraghs, the summit of Coumfea North Top has a very broad summit with no discernible peak. The OS map shows the summit as S296 107 A. As 'sinbadw' mentions below in a seperate post, there is a small cairn located about 70 metres North of the summit marked on the OS map. I took a reading of S 2958 1076 B at this cairn which might be of interest, especially if you are going up there on a misty day. The picture shows the summit of Coumfea North Top as seen from Coumfea (S 295 097 C) with Knockanaffrin and Slievenamon in the background. Linkback:
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Picture: Coumfea North Top summit area
An enjoyable walk on the Comeragh Plateau
by Harry Goodman  28 Jul 2011
Climbed this top on Sat.28 May 2011 as part of a circuit that also included Coumfea West Top and Coumfea. (For earlier part of the route see my comments on Coumfea). On leaving Coumfea S2952809752 D we headed N down the broad spur to a saddle S2960010300 E (check point in event of misty conditions) and then up the slope to Coumfea N Top, an unimposing small pile of stones on top of a peat hag amidst a mass of similar hags and white sand at S2957810725 F. Initially I had intended to complete the circuit by going NW down the spur to Pt 317 and then further down to pick up our outward track at S2831311290 G. However at the top we met up with one of the local Mountain Rescue Volunteers and on his suggestion decided to lengthen our route by going down NE around the rim above the Spillogue Loughs and past the top of the waterfall at S3000011200 H for a view of "sean bhean ag caitheabah tobac" where we saw the "smoke" but no sign of the old lady! We then continued around N and then NW down the spur to a fence at S2937412674 I and then W down a well defined small narrow spur. Our intention was to meet the track coming down from The Gap and follow it back to the car park but although we must have crossed its path we did not find it and ended up at S2808813002 J some 90m higher up the slope! From here we made our way down to the car park S2760012800 K. Our circuit over Coumfea West, Coumfea and Coumfea North was some 13km and took just over 5 hours excluding stops. Linkback:
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John Finn on Coumfea North Top, 2004
by John Finn  22 Aug 2004
Dead Sheep Drama On Coumfea! We came across this dead sheep and her very much alive and kicking lamb on top of Coumfea. The poor lamb was bleating for its dead mother (all together now...aaaaaah) and my companions pictured here decided to rescue it ..against my advice I have to say. I was of the view that nature should take its course, etc. Anyhow, two of the group caught the lamb and took it down to the farmer at the start of the walk. I'm sure they earned good karma for such a humane act. I carried on on our intended route down Knocknalingady to The Gap feeling like a nazi. Anyways, I'm sure the lamb ended up on someone's dinner plate shortly afterwards. Linkback:
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bogtrotter_ie on Coumfea North Top, 2002
by bogtrotter_ie  22 Oct 2002
Passed Coumfea twice on Sunday 6th October. 2nd time was at about 3.15pm and just below the top of the spur, on the way down, I witnessed the Brocken Spectre. This is the 5th time I have seen this phenomenon and, once again, I had no camera with me to capture the moment. It was a particularly brilliant one as well with the real bright inner halo. So far, I've seen it on Knockanaffrin, Galtymore, and Coumfea. Linkback:
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Picture: Classic Comeragh Hike at the northern end of the range
Nire View
by davsheen  29 Aug 2018
View of the Comeragh Coums Nire Valley Walk Linkback:
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