(11) Coumshingaun, S340102 or S349115.

There is a public parking area in a conifer plantation, a path that is not easy to follow takes you over the moorland to the coum. You also can park by Kilclooney Bridge and walk up one field before following a path over the moorland. The Bracken is high in places in the summer. You need to allow plenty of time, as you really need three hours or more just to walk there and back. Coumshingaun Lough (Loch Chom Seangán) sits at the bottom of Coumshingaun and what a coum it is; arguably the finest in Ireland, surrounded by 365m high cliffs – an idyllic amphitheatre. There are many very large boulders strewn around. St Patrick’s-cabbage can be found on some of the rocks. The back wall is best for plants; Lesser Meadow-rue, English Hawkweed, Welsh Poppy and Harebell are locally abundant in places. Starry Saxifrage grows on the wetter ledges and in late May Mossy Saxifrage turns the back wall white. The south facing wall is really just a very steep heather slope while the north facing wall starts off as a heather slope before becoming a vertical rock face. Lesser Twayblade is abundant under the heather in places. There is a small lough a little lower down the slope from the main lough. Small Adder’s-tongue grows in the gravel around some of the small rocks along its shore.