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Carnearny Hill Carn Éireann A name in Irish
(Ir. Carn Éireann [DUPN], 'Ériu's cairn') Antrim County, in Binnion List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 319m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 14 Grid Reference: J17644 92707 This 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
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Longitude: -6.173488, Latitude: 54.768474 , Easting: 317644, Northing: 392707 Prominence: 150m,   Isolation: 6.9km
ITM: 717530 892695,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crnrny, 10 char: Carnearny
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

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.

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Another case of bring the gaitors .. by group   (Show all for Carnearny)
Despite being one of the closest hills to where I .. by slemish   (Show all for Carnearny)
In rating Carnearny my scores did not lift it abo .. by gerrym   (Show all for Carnearny)
to be perfectly honest - I think this view is nea .. by mattc   (Show all for Carnearny)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carnearny in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Where Bonar practised his art?
From Carnearney to Hyde Park
by wicklore  15 Nov 2010
Carnearny’s summit once boasted fine views across Lough Neagh and to the Mountains of Mourne and the Sperrins. Those views would need to be sought on the approach to the hill, as the summit itself is now mostly covered in forestry. As well as smothering the views, the forestry provides excitement to quad bikers, scramblers and mountain bikers who have churned up the trails leading to the summit. However there is an area on its western slope where forest clearance allows views out to the west. By parking at the forestry entrance at 17692, you can ramble along forest tracks to the cleared area to the west. A track leads past a telecommunications mast to the small summit clearing, where a trig pillar sits amongst the vegetation. Alternatively from the forest entrance you can head directly to the summit through the trees where you will soon join a churned up trail to the summit. The return trip could be as little as 30 minutes, with little to promote a longer stay unless you ramble along the forest tracks. For those travelling from further afield, Carnearney can easily be included in a spate of individual hill climbs in Antrim.

As an interesting aside, the well known Hyde Park Speakers Corner orator, Bonar Thompson, who held forth from 1920-1960, was born in the area of Carnearny. Perhaps he practiced his craft on these slopes? The book about the story of his life ‘Bonar Thompson, the Old Days of Carnearney’ may contain useful tidbits about this low, forest covered hill. One of Bonar Thompson’s quotes could be applied to our sport of climbing the hills and mountains of Ireland – ‘he who tries can fail. But he who doesn't try, already has’. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/933/comment/6162/
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Climbed, if that is the right word for an ascent .. by three5four0   (Show all for Carnearny)
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