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Glenbeigh Horseshoe Area   Cen: Glenbeigh Horseshoe Subarea
Place count in area: 20, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 78, 83, EW-R 
Highest place:
Coomacarrea, 772m
Maximum height for area: 772 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 457 metres,

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Meenteog Mountain Muing A name in Irish (Ir. Muing [SWoI], 'boggy area with long grass') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 715m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V63794 82658
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Longitude: -9.983537, Latitude: 51.979674 , Easting: 63794, Northing: 82658 Prominence: 110m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 463744 582704,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mntg, 10 char: Meenteog
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

Muing is originally the dative form of mong (hair; figuratively: thick growth of grass, fen, morass, swamp), often used as the nominative. However, on the Discovery map this peak is named Meenteog. This could derive from Mínteog, meaning 'small area of pasture'. There is a townland near Barraduff called Meentoges, seemingly of the same origin.   Meenteog is the third highest mountain in the Glenbeigh Horseshoe area and the 103rd highest in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Meenteog (<i>Muing</i>) in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Meenteog from the east
Squat and steep-sided summit on Glenbeigh Horseshoe
Short Summary created by simon3, markmjcampion, Peter Walker  15 Sep 2022
Meenteog is a broad-topped hill lying above some great coums among the Glenbeigh hills and is often walked as part of various circuits around these hills. There's plenty of v. steep ground to the N so care needs to be taken in poor conditions. Widespread views abound from the vicinity of the summit and these incl. local dramatic cliffs and lakes as well as the Reeks, Dunkerron hills and over to the coast.

N. Park carefully at V63600 85099 starA and head up the steep slopes of Knocknaman while fine views open up over Coomsaharn Lake and its adjacent crags. The steepness eases when you reach K and it's a relatively handy walk over bog to M from here. Allow 90 mins.

From the same starting point you can also ascend Macklaun first and then head SW to Meenteog although the going between the two summits is v. boggy and full of tall peat hags.
If you're intending continuing on to some of the other Glenbeigh hills it's best to do some research esp.if looking for exits or escape routes to the N.

SE. You can also approach this hill by parking at the roomy Ballaghisheen Gap [V67082 79147 starB} and heading first over the Knocknagapple tops, then Colly and Meenteog East Top before summiting. Allow 2hrs

S. One can start from the farm at the head of Coomaspeara (V63385 80843 starC) and follow the prominent track to the col N of Colly before heading north along the ridge over Meenteog's SE Top to the main summit. Allow 2 hrs. Note. We understand that a landowner now (2022) objects to walkers coming this way.

Notable tracks include track/3233, track/3095 and track/2720. Linkback:
You can reach Meenteog from its northern ridge, K .. by simon3   (Show all for Meenteog (Muing))
The summit of Meenteog, known locally according t .. by simon3   (Show all for Meenteog (Muing))
On approaching Meenteog from Colly take a look ea .. by eric   (Show all for Meenteog (Muing))
Via Knocknaman .. by FiachDubh   (Show all for Meenteog (Muing))
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