This track follows the route suggested by skyehigh in 2005 ( mountainviews.ie/summit/192/comment/1748/ ) skyehigh rightly urges respect when using this track as it passes through the last farm on the road. I looked for permission both coming and going but couldn't find anyone to ask. ( Perhaps, because there was a match on in Tipperary that day ? ) The southern slope of the An Bheann Mhor to Coomcallee ridge is all relatively easy if steep to climb, however the track, which is generally in good walkable condition, makes it even easier.
Caution. The track stops abruptly at V61017 68076 somewhat up the slope towards Coomcallee The track is all but invisible more than 10 metres away so mark its position using a gps or pace on bearing to a recognisable point on the fence.
Walking east and west will bring you to three Vandeleur-Lynams. As of 2012 there is a fence in varying states of repair along the ridge. The ridge itself is plain enough - most of the excitement is to be found with the cliffs and extremely steep ground of the north side.
Richard Mersey, like others, didn't entirely like this area. In his book "The Hills of Cork and Kerry" he said "This central section of the Dunkerrons is massive but dull compared to the eastern ( Mullaghnattin / Knockmoyle ) section.
Should permission not be forthcoming to use this route it might be possible to start near the bridge at V597658. In fact a greater circuit taking in Glanbeg, the whole ridge above and the Esknaloughoges may also be possible from here.