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CairngaverHillCarn Geamhair A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Carn Geamhair [PDT], 'cairn of the corn-grass')DownCounty, in Binnion List, Sandstone Bedrock
Height:217mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15Grid Reference: J45433 76564This place has been logged as visited by 38 members. Recently by: dr_banuska, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Ulsterpooka, PPruz, jimmyread, DrMonkfish, IndyMan, Garmin, Miranda, chalky, PPruzina, Wilderness, Aidy, mark-rdc I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Cairngaver is the highest point in the Craigantlet Hills between Belfast and Bangor. The name refers to a cairn on the summit, which must once have been of considerable size. However, it appears to have been robbed out, leaving only a high ring-shaped bank. The summit is shaded by a grove, open enough to permit good views of the Ards and Strangford Lough, in which Scrabo Tower features prominently. The anglicised form Cairngaver suggests that the second element is geamhar, 'corn in the blade', 'corn-grass' (Dinneen). This is more probable than *Carn Gabhar, which one would expect to yield anglicised forms like *Cairngore in Ulster or *Carngower elsewhere.
Cairngaver is the 1361th highest place in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1029/?PHPSESSID=a482korvc1puo7oou0mbnau7i6