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CarnearnyHillCarn Éireann A name in Irish (Ir. Carn Éireann [DUPN], 'Ériu's cairn')AntrimCounty, in Binnion List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock
Height:319mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 14Grid Reference: J17644 92707This summit has been logged as climbed by 31 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, DrMonkfish, jimmyread, Garmin, neelix_tdog, megantaggart, Harry Goodman, Wilderness, Peter Walker, trevorc, AntrimRambler, RonnieI, hillhound, muschi, sandman I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
The hill derives its name from a cairn at the summit. Ériu is a sovereignty goddess embodying Ireland. Éire is the Modern Irish form of this name. See Arderin in Slieve Bloom, which has a similar origin. Unfortunately, the cairn is overgrown and the formerly excellent view of Lough Neagh has been totally blocked by newly planted conifers. Tobernaveen Hill is a slightly lower hill to the west. Carnearny is recorded in the Annals of the Four Masters as the site of a battle in 912 AD where the local chieftain Loingsech Ua Lethlobhair (Lawlor) was defeated by Niall, son of Aedh Finnliath of Tyrone [LNP].
Carnearny is the 1105th highest summit in Ireland. Carnearny is the most southerly summit in the Antrim Hills area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/933/