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Clermont Hill Louth County, in no lists, Microgranite with granophyric texture Bedrock

Height: 444m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 36 Grid Reference: J09848 17129 This place has been logged as visited by 98 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, LorraineG, DelStewart, markmjcampion, JohnAshton, stevebullers, bryanmccabe, stang, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Ulsterpooka, markwallace, eamonoc, jlk, Wilderness
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Longitude: -6.321933, Latitude: 54.091622 , Easting: 309848, Northing: 317129 Prominence: 29m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 709774 817138,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Clrmnt, 10 char: Clermont
Bedrock type: Microgranite with granophyric texture, (Granophyre)

This name, like Clermont Carn, records the association with Lord Clermont of Ravensdale, whose residence was Ravensdale Park in the early 19th century.   Clermont is the 750th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Clermont in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Gullion from Clermont
 
dr_banuska on Clermont, 2009
by dr_banuska  11 Jul 2009
Clermont was the second summit in my 5 peak hike beginning at Anglesey and ending at Carnavaddy (see Anglesey entry for start point info). From the summit of Anglesey, Clermont appears as a boggy mound off to your right (really south west), requiring a brief detour if your aim is Clermont Cairn with its prominent masts . Fortunately a fence can be followed down, around and up to the featureless summit of Clermont. If you look at the map, it does seem like this fence follows the line of the border here, where a small section of Co. Armagh containing Clontygora Wood juts conspicuously into Co. Louth. The terrain is quite tough going on the ascent and I walked alongside the old wall that eflanaga mentions, itself running parallel to the fence as I recall. The summit appears to be a little to the left (west) of the top of the wall, somewhere amidst the heavy undergrowth. The views here are very impressive: I found this to be one of the best vantage points to appreciate the Ring of Gullion. There is also a view down to The M1 Motorway with Dundalk beyond it; the imposing Crowne Plaza Hotel and Dundalk IT wind turbine could be made out. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/639/comment/3923/
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(Continued from Anglesey Mountain) I made a bee-l .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Clermont)
 
Leaving Anglesey Mtn summit (see for first leg of .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Clermont)
 
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