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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 Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists

Height: 721m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23 Grid Reference: F91493 14498 This summit has been logged as climbed by 76 members. Recently by: simoburn, Colin Murphy, Jamessheerin, paul condon, Rob_Lee, FintanO, juliewoods, patmoran, chalky, seanc15, millsd1, fionadodd, HillmanImp, Fergalh, kevin carroll
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Longitude: -9.658117, Latitude: 54.06825 , Easting: 91493, Northing: 314498 Prominence: 646m,   Isolation: 4.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 491469 814507,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvCr, 10 char: Slieve Car

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 95th highest in Ireland.

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Challenging, remote, with great views. .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Carr)
 
The little tin bothy .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slieve Carr)
 
This is really remote! .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slieve Carr)
 
The Edge of Europe .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Slieve Carr)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Carr in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: From here it is around 4.5km to the summit.
 
Easier ascent up a green carpet.
by simon3  23 Apr 2012
Having read the dire descriptions of trips up Slieve Carr ("14kms from nearest road", "staying at tin bothy", "accumulated height gain is 1266m") we decided on an easterly approach. We found one way up but realised it could be improved, so the route described here is not what we did but what we suggest.

Park at F 9759 1664 outside a sometimes locked gate. Ask permission at the house at F9657 1602. Proceed along a forest track over a newish bridge into the forest. The track winds its way to a small lake at around F945145. Head SSE along a fence to open ground.

It is possible but dangerous to ascend directly to the summit from here. Hazards include very high slope and unstable quartzite scree. A preferable route is to contour from the previously mentioned point of emergence from the forest to around F923123 G which is the start of a comparatively gentle ascent up a SE spur. Steep at first, this spur is carpeted with gorgeous green moss. Eventually the gradient drops and you find yourself on a magnificent ridge heading North to the summit. There is a huge cairn at the summit with a small wooden cross apparently commemorating an aircraft crash (or so we were told by a local).

The views on a good day are immense, from much of the Achill/Corraun peninsula to solitary Nephin to the east, by way of Nephin Beg to the south. Track 1545 show the prototype of this route. it took 6hours 20m for 18.7km, somewhat longer than necessary but way shorter than the routes using the Bangor Trail.

Viewing the ground and with the benefit of hindsight, there may well be other easterly routes available perhaps using the tracks in the more mature forest to the south of the route described. bryanmccabe mentions F936124 H as one possible forest end. Remember however that the rivers and streams are not necessarily passable. Even in a dry period crossing the main north-south river would have been difficult without the bridge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/94/comment/6782/
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the hard and the easy ways .. by bryanmccabe   (Show all for Slieve Carr)
 
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