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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
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Longitude: -9.853696, Latitude: 52.203029 , Easting: 73317, Northing: 107260 Prominence: 129m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 473296 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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The Peninsula Valley .. by Kingdom   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
It was a beautiful sunny and calm morning, last S .. by Fergal Meath   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
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Jeremiah King's Capital of West Munster .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
Climb 19/11/12
by hivisibility  18 Nov 2012
Climbed here today via Gearhane, starting from Derrymore. Quite a climb!! Very enjoyable though. Would have liked to cross over to Baurtregaum but the wind was so severe I thought better of it. Another day!! . At the present while ascending it's best to continue straight up from where the path intersects with the Dingle Way. To ascend farther over to the left is very wet. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/14876/
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