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Ballyhoura Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 528 metres,   Summits in area: 11,   Maximum prominence for area: 383 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 73 For all tops   Highest summit: Seefin Mountain W Top, 528m
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Carron Mountain Hill Limerick County, in Carn List

Height: 440m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 73 Grid Reference: R60515 17708 This summit has been logged as climbed by 33 members. Recently by: Fergalfavier, ciarraioch, GSheehy, omurchu, thomasgaffney, frankmc04, muschi, sandman, acorn, Fergalh, osullivanm, simon3, Cobhclimber, hivisibility, thomas_g
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Longitude: -8.579654, Latitude: 52.310059 Prominence: 75m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 560473 617760,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn440, 10 char: CrnMntn440

Carron Mountain is the 661st highest summit in Ireland. Carron Mountain is the most westerly summit in the Ballyhoura Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carron Mountain in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From the eastern approach
 
The most westerly Ballyhouras
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill  16 Jun 2013 From the west park at R58178 18377 (Point A) which is forest car park reached over a rough forest road from the public road. There is parking for at least 10 cars here. The OS 1:50k accurately shows tracks which you can follow to reach Carron and Little Carron.
From the east park at R66277 16805 (Point B), however there is barely room to park one car here at the roadside. A better option might be to park at R66494 16799 (Point C) and walk to the start.
Follow the track up to Long mountain and Seefin and then down to join the Ballyhoura way.
Follow the generally good track over the bog to Little Carron and then follow a good track west to the summit of Carron marked by a pile of stones.
There are good views over the surrounding countryside.
Point A: R58178 18377 Point B: R66277 16805 Point C: R66494 16799

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Stop digging!!
by hivisibility  2 Jan 2014 Could whoever is digging a hole on top of Corrin peak please stop. Was there last July and there was a bare scratching there then but yesterday there's a fully fledged pit with stones erected around the edge to provide shelter and a spar across to provide seating. It's remained pristine for decades leave it alone!! And take your rubbish with you!!

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Carron - access
by hivisibility  1 Jan 2013 For those who might like to experience an easier access to Corrin (especially as it’s brutally wet on the Ballyhoura Way between Seefin and Corrin at the minute!) one can access the loop walks in Ballinaboola wood, which is located on the road linking Ballyhea and Ardpatrick. (R575186 (Point D)). If coming from Cork turn right at Ballyhea church and continue on for approx 2.2 miles, watch out for the wood on the right,signposted Ballyhoura Way. From Ardpatrick it’s a longer spin, pass straight through 3 crossroads and the trail will be shortly after the third crossroads on your left.
There are 2 car parks available, with plenty room for cars. On the roadside, or if you prefer, you can drive up the trail to an upper park which is bigger approx 5 minutes up. Personally I prefer to park at roadside.
Once parked continue straight up the trail until you meet the Ballyhoura Way coming from your right. (R583181 (Point E)). From here all you have to do is to follow the yellow Ballyhoura Way markers which lead all the way up, until you reach the col between Corrin and little Corrin at R607178 (Point F). The Ballyhoura Way now switches left but Corrin summit is less than 3 minutes on your right.
The route is mostly forest track but good walking boots would be handy for the final segment as it’s a bit wet there at the moment. T o return simply retrace your steps.
Point D: R575 186 Point E: R583 181 Point F: R607 178
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carron Mountain in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Limerick from Carron
by jackill  21 Aug 2007 After Little Carron I continued on the Ballyhoura way to Carron. The summit of this mountain is marked by a large cairn, this summit is about 300 meters from the co-ordinates given here.
There are pleasent views over the plains of Limerick to the north and west to the highlands of Kerry.

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by enoonan  18 Apr 2008 The walk from Little Carron to Carron mountain is very short and only takes a matter of minutes. The views from Carron mountain however are fantastic. I was lucky to have been there on a very clear day which gave me visibility all the way to Killarney. Brilliant.

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