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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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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caherconree in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Picture: View over the crags north-westwards to Brandon Bay
 
HimiWack on Caherconree, 2009
by HimiWack  25 Jul 2009
Parked my car on the little road between Camp and Aughils by the information board for Caherconree poromotory fort. This is the start for an signposted walk to the fort which is situated on the half way to Caherconree. Following the sign posts the way goes partly steep and trough boggy terrain up to the fort. From here its an additional climb of 150m hight on north-east direction. I followed the crags on my left for a while ( circa 30 minutes) and turned eastwards to the top. Here is a beautiful view around to Dingle Bay on South, the mountains of Brandon Group on West, Tralee Bay on North and Derrymore Valley on East. The way back was easy to find because i could see my startpoint from the top. First heading southwards then turning to south-west i met the signposted way which brought me back down to my car. The whole walk took abaut 3,5 hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/3964/
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Jeremiah King's Capital of West Munster .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
Climb 19/11/12 .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
View from Knockbrack .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
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