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Caherconree Mountain Cathair Conraoi A name in Irish
(Ir. Cathair Conraoi [OSI], 'Cú Roí’s stone fort') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Aeolian sandstone Bedrock

Height: 835m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 71 Grid Reference: Q73317 07260 This summit has been logged as climbed by 230 members. Recently by: AndrewH, Bunsen7, Dee68, amgall, Eirepur, wjnunan, IainT, Martinpeak, Wilderness, eamonoc, ericjones, Humpelman, brendevlin, DaveMc, PeakPaul
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Longitude: -9.853725, Latitude: 52.203029 , Easting: 73317, Northing: 107260 Prominence: 129m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 473294 607314,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Chrcnr, 10 char: Caherconre
Bedrock type: Aeolian sandstone, (Kilmurry Sandstone Formation)

A narrow but easily passable ridge connects this peak to its higher neighbour, Baurtregaum. Caherconree is named after a stone fort situated two-thirds of the way up its western flank, overlooking the mountain road called Bóthar na gCloch ('road of the stones'). This is an inland promontory-fort, consisting of a natural projecting ledge surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, the fourth side being defended by a stone wall. In legend this is the fort of Cú Roí mac Daire, hero of Munster, who was able to make it spin around at night to perplex any attackers looking for the entrance. The best known story connected with it relates how Cú Chulainn attacked the fort with the aid of Blathnaid, the daughter of the king of Man, whom Cú Roí had taken, none too willingly, for his wife. Blathnaid taunted Cú Roí that his fort was too small for such a magnificent chieftain as himself, and when the walls were down during the construction of bigger fort, she poured milk in a stream (now the Finglas River, from Ir. An Fhionnghlaise, 'the white stream') as a signal to Cú Chulainn that the moment was right to attack. For a fuller account of the story, see The Dingle Peninsula by Steve MacDonogh, pp. 31-33. Nor is this the hill's only legendary association. The summit is known as Fin Mac Cool's Table, while a rock feature on the northern ridge connecting to Gearhane is called Fin Mac Cool's Chair.   Caherconree is the second highest mountain in the Slieve Mish area and the 27th highest in Ireland.

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a well fortified summit .. by group   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
You can select from various ways to reach Caherco .. by simon3   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
In the Snowy Footsteps of Cú Chulainn .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caherconree in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
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They were a hardy lot
by wicklore  23 Aug 2012
Caherconree Fort is situated on a spur jutting out westwards from the main Caherconree summit. It is often shrouded in cloud - perhaps this is why there is no similar photo to this one already uploaded. My photo shows the spur jutting upwards, and the Fort - the remains of a large protective wall - ring the back of the spur. The Fort can be nicely appreciated by approaching along the fine ridge from Caherbla, where exploring the Fort gives an excuse for a breather before continuing up to the main summit.

Standing on the Fort made me think about how hardy the inhabitants must have been - what was a lung-busting hike for me was their daily trip home! I wonder was it as windy and wild when they chose this place as home? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/14768/
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After a beautiful walk up Derrymore Glen, a tough .. by ssmith   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
A wonderful viewpoint. Done as part of a round fr .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
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