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Carrignagower Mountain Carraig na nGabhar A name in Irish
(Ir. Carraig na nGabhar [PND], 'rock of the goats') Waterford County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 767m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S31184 12094 This summit has been logged as climbed by 198 members. Recently by: theredyin, IainT, Lauranna, Kiwitrekker, Kennyj, Harry Goodman, lw24, Martinpeak, tommccarthy, brendevlin, gav, dmc, maike, eoghanm, t.jay
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Longitude: -7.544016, Latitude: 52.261345 , Easting: 231184, Northing: 112094 Prominence: 24m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 631127 612280,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crgngw, 10 char: Crgngwr
Bedrock type: Green thick-bedded conglomerate, (Treanearla Formation)

A nearby point is marked Carrignagower, height 2478 ft., on the 1924 6 map. Named Knocknalingady in Claude Wall's book Mountaineering in Ireland, from the nearby townland of Coolnalingady. Previously Knocknalingady in MV.   Carrignagower is the second highest mountain in the Comeragh Mountains area and the 65th highest in Ireland. Carrignagower is the third highest point in county Waterford.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrignagower in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking towards Knockanaffrin and Slievenamon
 
The Comeraghs broad back
Short Summary created by jackill,  21 Aug 2014
Park in the Nire Valley car park(S 277 128 A)room for 20 cars, but note this fills up fast on weekends, walk up hill on a grassy then heatherly slope from the easten edge of the carpark following approximately a line of white wooden posts.
Walk through a small gate on a sheep fence and follow the track uphill, downhill then gently uphill again to the gap(S30001 13400 B).
Do not cross the stile here but turn south east and follow the fence towards Carrignagower until the ground gets steeper and rockier, leave the fence and follow the track which goes west the cuts back to the east again to the wire fence. This avoids a tricky scramble up a large rocky outcrop.
Follow the fence on an easy upward slope then a sandy plateau to the summit cairn.
The cairn is surrounded by football sized rocks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/62/comment/4822/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrignagower in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The Coum Iarthar loughs from the Comeragh Plateau
jackill on Carrignagower, 2006
by jackill  6 Sep 2006
After a short diversion to Lacknafrankee, I set out from the Gap car park S276 128 C to complete the route Pat and I had attempted last February the 11th. We had started in the evening and walked from the car park to the Coum Iarthar Loughs, using head torches, to camp for the night.
We picked one of the roughest nights of the year and Pat ended up with a swimming pool in his tent at about 4 am and had to share my tent until dawn. We were so fed up in the morning we just retraced our steps and ran for home.
Any way , the walk, from the gap ignore the white posts and skirt around the base of Carrignagower , try to work your way up to a height of approx 525 mtrs. This will bring you on to a track that you can follow all the way around to the back of the corrie overlooking the largest of the lakes. Start up the side of the corrie heading towards the cairn marked on the map. From the cairn turn around and its a short , steep slope to gain the Comeragh Plateau at 740 mtrs. Head across the plateau for point 750 mtrs and descend towards the Spilloge loughs and back across the bog to join the track at S283 124 D. The photo shows the Loughs with Carrignagower, the Knockanaffrin ridge and in the distance, Slievenamon. 4.5 hrs and 11.5 kms Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/62/comment/1690/
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sinbadw on Carrignagower, 2004
by sinbadw  21 Oct 2004
On the map this hill is given the moniker Carrignagower, and this is how I indicated it in the visualisation attached and in the one I gave for Coumfea West Top. We climbed a steep hill out of the valley where the stream fell down to the Sgilloge Loughs and skirted the next valley to make our way onto Knocknalingady, this was an easy enough walk with a great view of the knife like ridge that makes it's way up to Knockanaffrin. We followed the fence (see John Finn's picture) down and came to some very steep sections that were difficult enough to negotiate (I have become a wuss now that I have a family, no more leaping down mountain goat style). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/62/comment/1266/
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John Finn on Carrignagower, 2004
by John Finn  22 Aug 2004
A photograph taken at The Gap looking up towards Knocknalingady. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/62/comment/1136/
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alan_shealy on Carrignagower, 2006
by alan_shealy  17 Jan 2006
Starting from the nire car park (Point A) we made our way up to the gap along the post marked trail. Turning south-east we contoured around the northern spur off Knocknalingady in to the Boolas (Coum Iarthar loughs ). Some steep ground can be encountered here depending on what height you come around in (staying at the same height as the gap is the way t go). After lunch at the lakes (great views) we shot up the largest of the gullies at the southern end of the coum to emerge roughly east of the summit. This is a handy(ish) gully to ascend (Martin might disagree (see pic)). From here we made our way towards fauscoum with the idea of turning west half way so as to come out at the top of the sean ban falls overlooking the spillogues. however, with the cloud that was down, and the lack of markers on that "beautiful" comeragh plateau, and our rustiness with map and compass (most of the problem) we ended up close to the top of the mahon falls. a few swears later we turned north and finally reached the falls overlooking the spillogues. A quick break and we headed down the spur to Point B and back to the car park. A fine walk (apart from the trudge on top), approx 5 hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/62/comment/2149/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrignagower in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The summit (Ithink)
jackill on Carrignagower, 2006
by jackill  12 Sep 2006
Did the circuit of the Nire valley as per Joss Lynams "Best Irish Walks".
Start and finish in the Nire valley carpark. 16.6 kms and 6.5 hours in good weather.
Talked to Farmer (in his 70,s) whose land you pass through at start of walk- nice man - said he enjoys meeting walkers so be sure to stop for a moment if you see him(and close his gates)
Picture of the top of Carrignagower(767m) with Knockmealdowns on the left and Galtys on the right in the distance. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/62/comment/1032/
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