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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 223 members. Recently by: Martinpeak, Wilderness, eamonoc, ericjones, Humpelman, brendevlin, DaveMc, PeakPaul, tommccarthy, brieno, Michael-n, muddyboots, mickeysla, Krumel, tsheehy
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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 bank holiday weekend was mostly foggy in Tral .. by dbloke   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
Hard hike up to Caherconree ! Be warned it very t .. by ciano   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
Stony top .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
route up from south side (Fybagh area)? .. by kerryabu   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caherconree in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
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A Dom Divilly Film
by CaptainVertigo  22 Feb 2015
This was a group walk on Caherconree on a fairly typical Irish hillwalking day: beautiful views in sunshine, but with the clouds moving about ominously, and the constant fear that the lights will go out. Divilly gives a real feel for the great size and space of Caherconree, and you can sense how the humans are just specks and need to stay together. The vastness of Caherconree is relieved by the intimacy of the group, and the witty jocularity of Paul Simon singing "Late in the Evening" and later "When I was a little boy, the devil called my name" (a wry reference to the Director's surname, perhaps?). Now Divilly doesn't do beginnings or ends, just middles, and there is nothing at all wrong with that. He is not setting out to produce a route guide. He is simply capturing the fleeting immediacy of a few moments high on Caherconree, as a massive cloud heads towards the group. It is all about atmosphere. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/17853/
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