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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carntogher in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Carntogher Summit
 
Harry Goodman on Carntogher, 2010
by Harry Goodman  4 Mar 2010
On the first occasion I climbed this hill I did so as part of a linear walk from the top of the Glenshane Pass along the ridge of hills to Benbradagh above Dungiven. On the second occasion, 9 February 2010, I decided to include it as part of a walk around the Carntogher Way starting from the Car Park at C8184504530 A which is reached by taking theTirkane Road out of Maghera. Having walked NW along the road for some 800 metres I turned left across a stile ( C8119705002 B ) and followed the red waymarks up a good green road to the open hillside. While the track at times became a little less distinct it was easy to follow. Further up at a post marking Altkeeran Glen, C8042004723 C, the path turned to the right and continued up, over a stile, to a T junction at a much more defined stoney track. From here I turned left and followed the track along to its highpoint at C7958105814 D marked by "The Emigrants Cairn" a large cairn of small stones said to have been built by emigrants travelling to the port of Derry, who having reached the high point on this ancient road, left a stone at the spot which gave them a last look back at home before leaving for the new world. From here I climbed up the short rocky face to the flat top of Carntogher with its summit clearly marked by a large wooden post and small plaque (see photo). From the top the views around 360 degrees were splendid and encompassed the Donegal Hills, Sperrins, Mournes, Belfast and Antrim Hills. While I deciced to go out to Moneyoran Hill and back before continuing around the Carntogher Way it is possible to go back to the "Emigrants Cairn" and pick up the waymarked trail at C7963905824 E and follow it along the N flank of Carntogher to meet a well made stone track at approximately C801063 F. From here turn right and follow down to a T junction and minor road. I joined the same track on my return from Moneyoran Hill and followed it down as described. At the minor road I turned right C8218605651 G and followed it back to the car park. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/567/comment/4468/
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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)
 
In answer to your questions, Éamonn, Carn Mullaig .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
Here's a picture of the bronze age 'cist grave' w .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
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