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Ballyhoura Mountains Area
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Carron Mountain Hill Limerick County, in Carn List, Red sandstone & some conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 446.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 73 Grid Reference: R60749 17751
Place visited by 47 members. Recently by: Daingean, CaminoPat, Juanita, paddyobpc, PeakPaul, tommccarthy, bryanmccabe, madfrankie, Jamessheerin, peter1, Wildrover, conormcbandon, eamonoc, simoburn, Fergalfavier
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Longitude: -8.576228, Latitude: 52.310462 , Easting: 160749, Northing: 117751 Prominence: 75m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 560707 617803,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn447, 10 char: CrnMntn447
Bedrock type: Red sandstone & some conglomerate, (Poulgrania Sandstone Formation)

Carron Mountain is the 739th highest place in Ireland. Carron Mountain is the most westerly summit in the Ballyhoura Mountains area.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/653/?PHPSESSID=pug81sjirmthprpbp5d72svg33
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The most westerly Ballyhouras .. by group   (Show all for Carron Mountain)
 
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 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 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 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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/653/comment/14896/
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Stop digging!! .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Carron Mountain)
 
After Little Carron I continued on the Ballyhoura .. by jackill   (Show all for Carron Mountain)
 
The walk from Little Carron to Carron mountain is .. by enoonan   (Show all for Carron Mountain)
 
Status Yellow hillwalking .. by peter1   (Show all for Carron Mountain)
 
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