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Carntogher Hill Carn Tóchair A name in Irish
(Ir. Carn Tóchair [DUPN], 'cairn of the causeway') Derry County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 464m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C79642 06091 This summit has been logged as climbed by 38 members. Recently by: Wilderness, sperrinlad, MichaelG55, susanc, Ulsterpooka, sandman, jlbrooke, Peter Walker, chalky, killyman1, seanmck, darky, pmeldrum, Welder, Garmin
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Longitude: -6.759491, Latitude: 54.896134 , Easting: 279642, Northing: 406091 Prominence: 138m,   Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 679573 906078,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crntgh, 10 char: Carntogher
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

The causeway referred to may be that mentioned in Táin Bó Cuailnge. Conchobar, King of Ulster, sends his son throughout the kingdom to rouse the warriors to battle. He passed across a causeway before arriving in the valley of Dungiven. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 148-49) for details of the festive assembly on Carntogher.   Carntogher is the 675th highest summit in Ireland. Carntogher is the second most easterly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area.

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Carntogher punches much more than its weight in t .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
On the first occasion I climbed this hill I did s .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
Sperrin outlier wth long views .. by slemish   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
Carntogher is litte more than a bump on the long .. by gerrym   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
pdtempan on Carntogher, 2007
by pdtempan  3 Nov 2007
In answer to your questions, Éamonn, Carn Mullaigh ón Chlochaois is not so much a name as a description. It means 'summit cairn (dating) from the Stone Age'. You are perfectly right about 'Tuama ón Ré Chré Umha': 'tomb (dating) from the Bronze Age'. I'm not familiar with Carntogher, though I've passed nearby on the Glenshane Pass dozens of times. I had heard very positive things about the initiatives taken by the Irish language community group in the area. Good to hear about these waymarked trails. Must pay it a visit! By the way, I can't claim the credit for the Irish form Carn Tóchair and the translation 'cairn of the causeway'. I gathered the place-name information for MV from various authoritative place-name surveys, though in a few cases I have offered my own suggestions where none was available from a published source. In this case the information came from A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names (1999), written by my colleague, Dr. Patrick McKay. The 2nd edition of this book was launched recently. Another recent publication from the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project is Lough Neagh Places - Their Names and Origins (publ. September 2007) co-authored by the project's senior researchers, Pat McKay and Dr. Kay Muhr. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/567/comment/2881/
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Here's a picture of the bronze age 'cist grave' w .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
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