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Slieve Carr Mountain Corrshliabh A name in Irish
also Corslieve an extra name in English
(Ir. Corrshliabh [OSNB*], 'conspicuous/pointed mountain') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Banded, graded and X-bedded quartzites. Bedrock

Height: 721m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23 Grid Reference: F91493 14498 This summit has been logged as climbed by 96 members. Recently by: IainT, rowanofravara, johncromie, IndyMan, Peter Walker, social_climber, Djouce, GSheehy, HazelDoyle, Garmin, mcgradya, On-the-hills, rayw, Peter_I, peter1
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Longitude: -9.658163, Latitude: 54.068241 , Easting: 91493, Northing: 314498 Prominence: 646m,   Isolation: 2.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 491466 814506,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvCr, 10 char: Slieve Car
Bedrock type: Banded, graded and X-bedded quartzites., (Bangor/Corslieve Formation)

Also known as Slieve Cor or Corslieve. The Discovery map links the name Corslieve with a neighbouring peak (541m) situated about 3 miles to the south, but the Ordnance Survey Name Book and William Bald's map of Mayo (1830) show quite clearly that it is simply an alternative for Slieve Carr, with the same elements inverted. A cairn on the summit is named Laghtdauhybaun on the old ½ inch map, but is unnamed on the Discovery map. This is probably derived from Ir. Leacht Dáithí Bháin, 'burial monument of white Dáithí'. There may be a connection with Dáithí, a king of Connacht and reputed last pagan high-king of Ireland (see Slieve Alp).   Slieve Carr is the second highest mountain in the North Mayo area and the 97th highest in Ireland.

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Re Colin Murphy's comment dated 19 Oct 2014 .. by barrymayo   (Show all for Slieve Carr)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Carr in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Altnabrocky Hut
 
Two legs and two wheels
by peter1  1 Jun 2015
Following on from various comments about approaches to Slieve Carr (Simon3, bryanmcabe, Feargalh), I opted for an approach from the East. Parking at the entrance to the forest at F 96779 16183 B, which I don't recommend as it is in private property - I know this because a note was left on my windscreen telling me not to park here. I then cycled the Western Way to point F 94773 12498 C, aiming for the exit from the forest marked J, taking around 50 minutes to get here. The Western Way section is very easy to cycle using a mountain bike - in fact, I could have driven it! The section up to J is tougher but worth the effort for the cycle back down at the end of the day. As an aside, there is a very good shelter here, the Altnabrocky Hut, - see photo, for those planning an overnight.
From the exit of the forest, I then headed across the saddle to climb Nephin Beg, 60 - 70 kph winds with driving rain and sleet showers pushing me up the hill and I was in full winter gear at this point (so important to check the weather forecasts in the days before a trip like this). Back the same way then to cross the saddle to begin the climb up Corrslieve. At least for this steep climb I had the advantage of some shelter from the wind, however as I approached the plateau, another squall came in, snow this time, and I enjoyed a second lunch while it blew through. Up onto the plateau then and into the wind. It's a gently sloping climb to the summit and I was a bit surprised at how emotional I felt reaching this summit... I had been climbing this mountain in my mind for years!
I met two other people on the summit who were making their way, via Slieve Carr, to the shelter I passed earlier and as they returned to the col to pick up their rucsacs, I headed for the SE ridge, D. Back at my bike, I had my final lunch before a very fast descent back to the car. i have uploaded a track for this, however, as I didn't change the settings between cycling and walking, the details look a bit strange!
Round trip is 27k and took me 7h15m. Highly recommended! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/94/comment/18009/
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the hard and the easy ways .. by bryanmccabe   (Show all for Slieve Carr)
 
Climbed Slieve Carr in Aug 2003, as part of an at .. by mikek   (Show all for Slieve Carr)
 
We climbed Slieve Carr last Sunday (Easter 2009), .. by three5four0   (Show all for Slieve Carr)
 
Views south and east. .. by simon3   (Show all for Slieve Carr)
 
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