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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 199 members. Recently by: MichaelG55, sandilandsn, DelStewart, martyk90, stevebullers, bryanmccabe, stang, GoldCircle, karina, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, sandman1, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, markwallace
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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 530th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Clermont Carn in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Clermont Cairn at Dawn
paulocon on Clermont Carn, 2008
by paulocon  27 Nov 2008
Having woken early, I hopped into the car and took the relatively short spin up the road to Clermont Carn. Cheated on this one in that I drove all the way to the top - surely one of the few mountains where you can attain such height without having to break a sweat at all. Arrived at the top while it was still dark and had the privilige of watching daybreak from atop the summit. The views from Clermont Carn are superb - the flickering lights of Warrenpoint and Rostrevor gave way to a superb view of the sun rising behind Slieve Foye and lighting up Carlingford Lough. Amazingly, being so close to the urban centre of Dundalk, not one other person was there to witness such a magnificent show. Views from Clermont Carn extend across the Cooley range and on to the Mourne Mountains with Donard visible in the background. I had a bit of a wander around the summit which obviously suffers very much visually from the masts within the large enclosure - the combination of such masts and the humming from service buildings always gives me the creeps on any summit they adorn! All in all, a handy way of attaining such height - for anyone with young children, I'm sure it would be a superb spot for a picnic on a good summers day. The easiest way to find the service road is as follows.. Coming from Dundalk direction down the M1, take the Jonesboro exit. Go right at the top of the ramp (across the motorway) then take the first exit at the roundabout (onto the old N1). Take the first right turn off this road and after around 1.5 miles, there is an unsigned road to the right (looks more like a lane). This will bring you up by the mast and offers a superb drive back into Carlingford (down by Windy Gap). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/434/comment/3389/
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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)
Parked in Carlingford village with some difficult .. by gerrym   (Show all for Clermont Carn)
We climbed Clermont Carn together with Carnavaddy .. by denise-vosges   (Show all for Clermont Carn)
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