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Clermont Carn Mountain Carnán Mhaighréid Náir A name in Irish
also Black Mountain an extra name in English
(Ir. Carnán Mhaighréid Náir [HU], 'cairn of noble Margaret') Louth County, in Arderin List, Microgranite with granophyric texture Bedrock

Height: 510m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29&36A Grid Reference: J09909 15758 This summit has been logged as climbed by 200 members. Recently by: mgtrose, MichaelG55, sandilandsn, DelStewart, martyk90, stevebullers, bryanmccabe, stang, GoldCircle, karina, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, sandman1, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread
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Longitude: -6.32153, Latitude: 54.07928 , Easting: 309909, Northing: 315758 Prominence: 312m,   Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 709833 815765,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ClrmCr, 10 char: ClrmntCarn
Bedrock type: Microgranite with granophyric texture, (Granophyre)

Also known as Black Mountain [OSI]. The more common name, Clermont Carn, appeared on the old ½ map. This name records the association with Lord Clermont of Ravensdale, whose residence was Ravensdale Park in the early 19th century.   Clermont Carn is the 527th highest summit in Ireland.

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Having woken early, I hopped into the car and too .. by paulocon   (Show all for Clermont Carn)
 
Clermont Carn was the 4th summit in my multi-summ .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Clermont Carn)
 
JB Whittow [Geology and Scenery in Ireland 1974] .. by simon3   (Show all for Clermont Carn)
 
this is the view looking nw from the summit showi .. by soupie01   (Show all for Clermont Carn)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Clermont Carn in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: looking back to Slieve Foye
 
gerrym on Clermont Carn, 2006
by gerrym  2 Jan 2006
Parked in Carlingford village with some difficulty due to number of visitors. Follow Tain way signs through the village, which has plenty old and new to explore. Turn right at church following signs, take turn right again which is not signposted! Climb steadily along quiet lane with views opening out over Carlingford Lough to the Mournes beyond. Take track off to the right, pass through a gate and then can either follow Tain Way to right or as I did continue straight ahead through ferns and network of sheep trails. Head for wooden cross on the hillside and then pass over Tain Way path straight uphill. At crest pick up track heading towards Slieve Foye which soon is climbing through rocky outcrops, the trig pillar comes into view perched high ahead on the rocks atop Slieve Foye and is reached 1.5 hours after starting.

Head NW along the rocky top, exploring the steep drops, rock outcrops and big views as go. There were a number of other walkers about, including a number of large groups, but could be easily avoided due to the nature of the top. Drop down off the hill to the W, past loughs and climb gently to the cairn on The Ravens Rock - great view of the serrated length of Slieve Foye. Continue NW droping down slighty and climbing to The Foxes Rock where can look ahead across the steep drop of Windy Gap to Black Mountain. Dropped steeply to the road intersection and climed onto the hillside beyond which has been blackened by fire. Views from Warrenpoint Harbour along Carlingford Lough and out to sea. There is a good track running along the hilltop, leading to the large burial cairn at the summit of Carnavaddy (475m), with good views back to Foxes and Ravens Rock and Slieve Foye. Can appreciate the fjord like quality of Carlingford from here and look ahead to Black Mountain backed by Slieve Gullion. As mentioned in other comments there are very obtrusive signs of off road vechiles using the hills here. Join the track climbing from the SW and follow to the summit which is dominated by the masts. There is an overgrown burial cairn which is dedicated on a plaque as a national monument. Views to Slieve Gullion and Camlough Mountain and S to Dundalk Bay, with beginnings of Wicklow Mtns just visible.

Drop downhill via the tarmac road, passing fairly new signs highlighting that off road vechiles are banned from the hills. Can cut out a switchback by continuing straight downhill to rejoin the road again. Continue following signs along the quiet backroads before a difficult stretch along the main road to Carlingford which is busy with no footpaths. Join trail entering the forest which rises up through the trees for a number of kilometres before dropping down again into the village of Carlingford. This is quite a long one, taking about 9 hours, but was a fantastic day which I thoroughly enjoyed. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/434/comment/1834/
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We climbed Clermont Carn together with Carnavaddy .. by denise-vosges   (Show all for Clermont Carn)
 
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