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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 place has been logged as visited by 46 members. Recently by: Lauranna, johncromie, Aidy, shaunkelly, scapania, Ulsterpooka, Onzy, murney, simoburn, chalky, garrettd, dodser, Wilderness, Colin Murphy, Fergalh
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Longitude: -8.19344, Latitude: 54.750065 , Easting: 187596, Northing: 389148 Prominence: 166m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 587546 889133,   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 504th highest place in Ireland.

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Simple ascent to fine summit. .. by group   (Show all for Carnaween)
 
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madfrankie on Carnaween, 2008
by madfrankie  4 Jun 2008
Last Sunday I saw Elvis on Carnaween. Read on, unbelievers...
As Carnaween is a bit of a western outlier, doing it on it’s own is not a bad idea, especially if time, weather or laziness is a factor.
From the south, drive through the village of Letterbarrow and continue for a mile or two till you come to the local soccer pitch. Turn left (signposted Disert Graveyard) and then right where there’s room to park on a grassy verge (G882869).
At the top of the track pass an abandoned farmhouse and continue over a ditch into open hillside. As we climbed the dry slopes we became aware of many people of all ages doing likewise, apparently an annual walk for the locals and part of The Frosses Summer Festival. A sheep fence provided a handrail ascending into a cleft between the cliff-bound summit and a minor knoll. Once at the top it was a brief ascent to the crowded summit where, bizarrely, were were met by dozens of Elvis impersonators and a man playing a fiddle.
Besides the cairn and it’s illuminating cross, there is another steel cross and also a newly installed steel sculpture of a Fimnn McCool character. As we munched our sandwiches, we were witness to more Elvis’s in varying authenticity of garb sweatily emerging onto the smallish summit area. It would seem that it was all part of a fund-raising attempt for local cancer-treatment facilities.
Eventually the midges (it was a very crowded summit) forced us down by our ascent route, but as Simon3 suggests, it could easily be start of a longer walk across the lower western tops to Binbane (though be aware of steep ground on Carnaween’s western and southern slopes). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/409/comment/3147/
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From Silver Hill's second and smaller cairn IG906 .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Carnaween)
 
(See Silver Hill for first part of walk) From Sil .. by gerrym   (Show all for Carnaween)
 
Approaching Carnaween from the west, Cloghmeen Hi .. by simon3   (Show all for Carnaween)
 
Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views .. by Aidy   (Show all for Carnaween)
 
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