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Carnaween Mountain Carn na nÉan A name in Irish
(Ir. Carn na nÉan [SOD*], 'cairn of the birds') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Mylonitic Bedrock

Height: 521m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G87596 89148 This summit has been logged as climbed by 43 members. Recently by: shaunkelly, scapania, Ulsterpooka, Onzy, murney, simoburn, chalky, garrettd, dodser, Wilderness, Colin Murphy, Fergalh, pmeldrum, kernowclimber, mcrtchly
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Longitude: -8.193409, Latitude: 54.750119 , Easting: 187596, Northing: 389148 Prominence: 166m,   Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 587548 889139,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crnwn, 10 char: Carnaween
Bedrock type: Mylonitic, (Tectonic schist)

Unless Carnaween is a spelling error for Carnaneen, it does not seem to match with the Irish form Carn na nÉan.   Carnaween is the 502nd highest summit in Ireland.

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Simple ascent to fine summit. .. by group   (Show all for Carnaween)
 
Last Sunday I saw Elvis on Carnaween. Read on, un .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Carnaween)
 
From Silver Hill's second and smaller cairn IG906 .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Carnaween)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carnaween in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Carnaween from wind turbines
 
gerrym on Carnaween, 2005
by gerrym  4 Jun 2005
(See Silver Hill for first part of walk) From Silver Hill it is a walk of some 4 km and 1.5 hours to the top of Carnaween to the SW. Drop down past a couple of small pools on the left, with the large loughs of Maghrath Beg and More below in the valley to the right. Cross a fairly recently constructed fence on ground which is a mixture of rock and wet grass. Walking in the direction of the wind turbines and their access roads - it is only when are right beside that can fully appreciate thier scale and hear the blades slicing through the air generating electricity. There is no doubt that they are an interesting diversion but cannot help thinking of the intrusion on the wilderness of the turbines themselves and the acccess roads crudely carved out of the landscape. Continue downhill from the turbines over pretty wet ground before the climb up Carnaween, where the going is on firmer grass with rock outcrops. Pick up marker posts with yellow tops and there are even stiles over a couple of fence lines on the way to the top. The reasoning becomes apparent at the rocky summit where there is a cairn with a metal cross - a place of pilgramage I presume. The views continue to be stunning and as is the most westerly summit in the Bluestacks gives a good view into the range, with an inkling of the deep gap of Struell, and further to the east the Barnesmore hills with thier masts and extensive wind farms. Good views out to sea from the sands at Maghera to Donegal Bay and the surrounding mounatainscape. The full extent of the hydro scheme is also laid out, from the lough created by the dammed river to where piped water renters the river at a hydro building. Despite being lower than most of the other hills in the Bluestacks this is a very interesting area and the hill is distinctive and has character in itself - first time I have have seen wind turbines up close and had to pull myself away from gazing up at and admiring them. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/409/comment/1732/
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Approaching Carnaween from the west, Cloghmeen Hi .. by simon3   (Show all for Carnaween)
 
Observe the Elvis's approaching the summit. Perha .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Carnaween)
 
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