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Comeragh Mountains

Comeragh Mountains

Comeragh Mountains

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Waterford/Munster/Ireland, Ireland, Europe

Object Title: Comeragh Mountains

Elevation: 2611 ft / 796 m


Page By: Shea Jackman

Created/Edited: Jun 22, 2004 / Jul 1, 2004

Object ID: 152746

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Page Score: 77.37%  - 10 Votes 

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No part of these lovely mountains is more than 20km from a sizeable town, yet the sense of remoteness and peace, which pervades the range, is profound. The urge to leave the car and breathe in the air, the tranquillity and the lovely panoramas, which present themselves round every corner, will prove irresistible." (thanks www.southeastireland.com)

This is an easily climbed range of mountains.
But it is worth the climb, particularly from Mahon Falls over to the back of the Coumshingaun lake.

Coumshingaun lake is widely regarded as one of the best examples of a Coum lake in Europe. From the nearest car park it is approximately a 1 hour easy walk to the lake or 2-3 hours to climb the ridge.

Getting There

To get to the Comeragh Mountain Range, follow signs Cork N25. Drive for about 20 mins (14 miles), looking for a sign to your right for Mahon Falls or Comeragh drive.

You can get a full list of 1:50k maps and buy them from the national OS site here
http://www.irishmaps.ie/ adn select the Discovery series

Red Tape

This is a national park. There are no permits or fees required. There are no parking restrictions and all car parks are clearly marked on the OS maps

When To Climb

This range can be climbed all year around.
There is no extra difficulty other than any difficulty caused by wet and rain.


There is no camping in the area, but most walks can be completed in a good day.


Coumshingaun lake, Comeragh...Taken at top of Mahon Falls....Looking into the stunning...Comeragh Mountains,...Taken at the high point of...ice scrambleWater collecting in the boggy...
Climbing the (easy) ridge...