Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any mountain area or any detail feature.
Detail Map Features
Showing 1 items:
Carrigatuke 365m,
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill or mountain
Videos
Users Online:
jasonmc, Philewis, dr_banuska, Fergalh
Guests online: 92
Recent Contributions

Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard

Near South Cork (Ireland)

Knockowen: October 2016

Cloghernagh: Picture

Route to Claggan NE Top

Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.

Slievemore Circuit

Farbreague: from Arderin

Tonelagee: Fore!!!

Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!

Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Cooley/Gullion Area   Slieve Gullion Subarea
Rating graphic.
Carrigatuke Hill Carraig an tSeabhaic A name in Irish
(Ir. Carraig an tSeabhaic [DUPN], 'rock of the hawk') Armagh County, in Binnion List, Sandstone Bedrock

Height: 365m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 28 Grid Reference: H90356 32107 This summit has been logged as climbed by 41 members. Recently by: martyk90, stang, thegullion, M_K_90, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, Garmin, IndyMan, chalky, paddyhillsbagger, tallulahbang, eamonoc, liz50, Fergalh, FEARGALS
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.615258, Latitude: 54.229908 , Easting: 290356, Northing: 332107 Prominence: 210m,   Isolation: 6.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 690285 832111,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crgtk, 10 char: Carigatuke
Bedrock type: Sandstone, (Gala Group)

Carrigatuke is in Armaghbrague townland. It is the highest point in the group of hills known as Sliabh Fúait [OG]. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 157-60) for details of the festive assembly on Carrigatuke.   Carrigatuke is the 1021th highest summit in Ireland. Carrigatuke is the most northerly summit and also the most westerly in the Cooley/Gullion area. Carrigatuke is the third highest point in county Armagh.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/881/
COMMENTS for Carrigatuke 1 of 1
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigatuke in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Looking NW from summit
 
Harry Goodman on Carrigatuke, 2009
by Harry Goodman  13 Oct 2009
As Carrigatuke is one of a few hills remaining on the list of 100 nearest to my home I decided to climb it to-day. Aware of pdtempan's comments I was prepared for a hill that would not demand much effort especially as, unlike pdt, I did not do a lengthy cycle out from Newry as a warm up! This said I was not prepared for a complete wasted journey, in my case by car. Coming from Armagh on the B31 to-wards Newtownhamilton I turned right at a small crossroads into Viewpoint Road, signed for Few's Forest and Carrigatuke Viewpoint H920318 A and drove around the south slopes of the hill to second right turn H906313 B and followed directions to H9020331736 C which is the start of a short road up to Carrigatuke summit. Unfortunately quite a nice direction sign at this point has been smashed into many pieces. Clearly one is encouraged to drive up this road to the top (viewpoint) crowned by a large car park right beside the trig pillar. For my part I walked up the 300 metres or so and "summited" in less than 5 minutes at H9034532092 D. As a view point this is a fine spot but as a hill to climb, unless you want to tick it off a list, give it a miss. I could not even suggest an extension to make a worthwhile walk. To save pdtempan the bother of another trip up this hill to take a photo I have attached one. Fortunately I also climbed Croslieve, near Forkhill, making my round trip of over 90 miles very worthwhile. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/881/comment/4203/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
pdtempan on Carrigatuke, 2009
by pdtempan  29 Jun 2009
Did Carrigatuke two Sundays ago by cycling out from Newry via Newtownhamilton. You can cycle all the way to the summit, as there is a mast. Very fortunate that there is a mast, as I was prepared for the heavy showers that were forecast, but not for the thunderstorm which came on suddenly just as I got off my bike at the summit and was reaching for my camera to snap the view. It was quite reassuring to think that the mast would take the hit rather than me. It was also vaguely reassuring to think that at least I was on Carrigatuke, rather than Deadman's Hill, which is a neighbouring hill a couple of kilometres away! Will get you a photo the next time... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/881/comment/3892/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
three5four0 on Carrigatuke, 2009
by three5four0  25 Oct 2009
An undemanding hill this certainly is, we called here, well you cannot really claim to climb it, on the way home from Slieve Beagh & Slieve Beaghs' East Top. There is one word of warning though, the local youths appear to use the summit road and the car park as a racetrack / skid pan. I wouldn't recommend leaving a car anywhere on this short approach road, but drive right up to the car park and then walk back to the trig point and the slight rise just behind (see Harry Goodman's picture above). If you park over the apex in the car park you can at least claim you walked up hill to the summit, even if it is no more than a 6-7 metre height gain.

Whilst we were there a group of cars had gathered, when one had suddenly started "doughnuting" at high speed in the car park, whilst probable fun for those in the car the consequences of the driver losing control and ploughing into the other cars would be horrendous. The marks on the road & car park would indicate that this a regular occurrence & the fact they had containers of petrol and trailers with them, seemed to imply it was a planned event and venue. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/881/comment/4227/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigatuke in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Night Bag
Close call
by paddyhillsbagger  16 Mar 2014
After a long day of Binnion Bagging in the South I ended up at Carrigtuke to make it my 10th top of the day. Thanks to the summit comments I knew I could bag it in the fading light. What I didn't count on was my car running on reserve tank on fuel and no sterling! It was a worrying drive back to the republic to fill up! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/881/comment/15928/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigatuke in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: The mountain itself
 
South Armagh hills
by thegullion  17 Jan 2016
Carrigatuke has a nice, unobstructed view all around, from the Mournes to the Sperrins, but it's not really a mountain for climbing. There is a tiny road (Viewpoint Rd, H90335 30348 E ) off the main road (Keady Rd, starts at H89347 30186 F ) between Keady and Newtownhamilton that leads over to it. The summit is a peaceful area aside from the occasional joyriding competition that seem to be held (I've never encountered one myself but there are tire marks that tell).
I went to Carrigtuke on the way home from Slieve Gullion one day, and it is a worthwhile sidetrack. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/881/comment/18422/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
(End of comment section for Carrigatuke.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here
MountainViews.ie Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1200 Contributors.