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5.7 km (3.5 miles) ENE of Teeromoyle, Kerry, Ireland
Approx. altitude: 265 m (869 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 170°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South (Lake Coomasaharn) #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: A better view of Lake Coomasaharn from near the confluence point, after the rain cleared

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  52°N 10°W (visit #7)  

#1: The confluence point: A steep, rock-strewn hillside (and sheep farm)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

05-Aug-2008 -- Wow! This confluence point is quite spectacular: a steep, rock-strewn hillside overlooking picturesque Lake Coomasaharn, not far from western Ireland's famed "Ring of Kerry" tourist drive.

To reach the confluence point from highway N70 (the "Ring of Kerry"), I took a (narrow, one-lane) country road towards Lake Coomasaharn. The road peters out just north of the lake; this is about 400 meters East of the confluence point. From here, I crossed a couple of gates as I walked across a sheep farm on the steep hillside, to reach the confluence point. On a clear day, I'm sure the view from here is magnificent. Unfortunately, for my visit, the weather was lousy - I experienced driving rain as I walked across the hillside - yet I was still able to get a view of the lake.

Like neighbouring [53,-9], I consider this point a 'must visit' for any confluence hunter in western Ireland. If you can, though, try to wait for clear weather before visiting this point.

Note to future visitors: Unfortunately I didn't realize it at the time, but I learned later that there are prehistoric petroglyphs located very close to this confluence point. See this web page (seach for "Coomasaharn"). According to this page, "The best surface is 100 metres W of a modern bungalow at the end of the tarred road." This means that most confluence visitors should pass by this, en route to the confluence point (which is about another 300 metres further West).


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#1: The confluence point: A steep, rock-strewn hillside (and sheep farm)
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South (Lake Coomasaharn)
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: A better view of Lake Coomasaharn from near the confluence point, after the rain cleared
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