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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 226 members. Recently by: Eirepur, wjnunan, IainT, Martinpeak, Wilderness, eamonoc, ericjones, Humpelman, brendevlin, DaveMc, PeakPaul, tommccarthy, brieno, Michael-n, muddyboots
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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)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caherconree in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Picture: Caherconree Fort
Fergal Meath on Caherconree, 2008
by Fergal Meath  14 Oct 2008
It was a beautiful sunny and calm morning, last Saturday, as I set off for Caherconree. I was here a year earlier and aborted my attempt at the summit due to driving winds and rain. This time there was not a breath of wind and it was dry. Fantastic. I parked at the layby on the road at Beheenagh and headed straight for the spur leading directly to the Fort. This ascent is lung bursting but quick. Excluding breaks it took about an hour to get to the fort and another 30 minutes to the summit and it took about one hour to get back down. The photo shows the imposing brow of Caherconree Fort with low clinging cloud. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/3388/
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Parked my car on the little road between Camp an .. by HimiWack   (Show all for Caherconree)
Jeremiah King's Capital of West Munster .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Caherconree)
Climb 19/11/12 .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Caherconree)
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