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Carran Mountain An Carn A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. An Carn [PDT], 'the cairn') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Purple siltstone & fine sandstone Bedrock

Height: 604m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W05250 67891 This summit has been logged as climbed by 41 members. Recently by: IainT, ciarraioch, melohara, jimgraham, PeakPaul, markmjcampion, frankmc04, kildare, Wildrover, Onzy, muddyboots, Moneenman, sandilandsn, Rob_Lee, simoburn
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Longitude: -9.375913, Latitude: 51.855738 , Easting: 105250, Northing: 67891 Prominence: 237m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 505220 567954,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Carran, 10 char: Carran
Bedrock type: Purple siltstone & fine sandstone, (Bird Hill Formation)

There is a substantial cairn on the summit which gives the hill its name.   Carran is the 274th highest summit in Ireland.

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Don't park on the corner
by thomas_g  22 Feb 2013
If you are approaching from the west (road south of Knockanuha) please do not park on the corner at W04199 68795 A (junction of road and track), the farmer(who likes walkers) has told me that people park there and delivery trucks can't get up the road and on occasion he's had to follow walkers up the mountain to get the keys to move their car: please park in the farm yard of the first little cottage.
Carran itself is best approached from the south west, south (Carran South) or North East (along the ridge). It offers good views in most directions and is certainly a wild and remote spot to enjoy a well earned sambo and a cuppa. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/262/comment/14933/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carran in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Carran Cairn and Gullaba
 
simon3 on Carran, 2006
by simon3  8 Apr 2006
At just over the 600m mark Carran has good views of Knockboy and the fine ridge that extends north from there, through the Knocknamanaghs and Gullaba Hill.

Carran itself has a gently descending ridge extending North-East through Carran NE Top which has prevented it from having the customary NE Coum so prevalent on summits in Ireland. However there is some steepening immediately north of Carran at some cliffs called Foilduff.

Our photo shows the huge cairn and view towards Gullaba Hill and the round topped but extremely steep sided Bird Hill, both on the other side of the Slaheny River. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/262/comment/2264/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carran in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: View from col between Carran NE Top & Carran
Unsung Quartet
by muddyboots  2 Feb 2015
I am amazed so few mountainviewers have climbed the Carran Group of 4! The last day of January brought snow cladded tops, sunny spells and the odd snow storm to make for a great day out. Similar to other comments start at W04326888 B. This is just beyond the end of the yellow road on OS map. If you can ask the farmer, who I had a nice chat with, where to park. You need to park so that trucks can turn in these lanes, so he is happy is you park in his yard. Access to the hills no problem but a few walkers have told him where to go when he has met them and simply asked who they were (Dept. Of Agriculture inspectors often arrive unannounced). Walk into the valley using the track indicated on OS map starting at W045690 C- you pass through a gate followed by another further on. Followed the track to the end then climb Carran Far N. Top and continue on to the other 3 peaks- there are two fences between Far N Top and NE top- one with barbed wire. The views of the snow coverd Paps, Reeks, Dunkerrons and Mangerton were fabulous. This is a wet boggy area. On the descent start down from Curran S Top aiming for W043672 D. The track outlined on OS does not become obvious for nearly a km until W042678 E when a steep descent can be done following a maze of tracks to abandoned houses at W042682 F. Go just beyond these on the track but turn right into a field to pick up a track which runs along the mountain at 240m contour. The track is not clear but aim for old sheds at W047686 G then follow track across a stream which becomes a farm track to bring you back to the start. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/262/comment/17831/
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