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Glenbeigh Horseshoe Area
Place count in area: 20, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 78, 83 
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 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 102nd highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Meenteog in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Meenteog from the east
 
Squat and steep-sided summit on Glenbeigh Horseshoe
Short Summary created by Peter Walker,  20 Nov 2018
Lumpen in its higher reaches but very much steep-sided lower down (especially to the north), Meenteog is the first of the higher, more dramatic summits on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe if walked clockwise, it usually being climbed as part of that itinerary. The going hereabouts is easy if occasionally peaty, a marked contrast to the plunging shattered coums on the north side of the ridge.

If not engaged in a longer outing along the Glenbeigh skyline, then the summit can be gained by several more direct routes. From Glenbeigh itself one could start at (V636851 A) and climb Meenteog's north ridge. From the south one can start from the farm at the head of Coomaspeara (V63385 80843 B) and follow the prominent track to the col north of Colly before heading north along the ridge over Meenteog's SE Top to the main summit.

As with many of the Glenbeigh tops there are very fine views of the coast, the Iveragh interior and of the nearby mountains themselves from Meenteog, although the extensiveness of the foreground means that they are best sampled by wandering around the edge of the summit. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/99/comment/4859/
 
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