Southern arete of Coumshingaun behind
Above the cliffs at the back of Coumshingaun
Our own private slipway for swim/dip!
South ridge of Coumshingaun
















Mediterranean conditions prevailed today in the Comeraghs and gentle breezes with height gain were very welcome. An all-female team, on the 2 boot walk, started from Kilclooney and investigated the ring fort East of Coumshingaun, marked on the 1:50,000 Ordnance survey map for the area. There were lots of opportunities for easy scrambling through the boulder field en route to the lake. The route continued up the Southern spur of the coum with continued spectacular views out over Dungarvan Bay. A gentle stroll around the back of the coum gave lots of exposure experience. The group descended the Northern spur and continued to the lake shore to join the somewhat holiday atmosphere of picnickers and paddlers! The girls availed of the chance to cool down in the refreshing waters of the lake before a very relaxed return to the carpark. Incredible 1 in a million type of day in the Irish hills!