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Carricktriss Gorse Hill Kilkenny County, in Binnion List, Green pyroclastic rock, dark silty slate Bedrock

Height: 314m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S48312 29103 This summit has been logged as climbed by 15 members. Recently by: Garmin, chalky, eamonoc, la1ena, thomasgaffney, Fergalh, Geansai, paddyhillsbagger, thomas_g, sandman, shaunkelly, oldsoldier, patphelan, wicklore, jackill
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Longitude: -7.290748, Latitude: 52.411754 , Easting: 248312, Northing: 129103 Prominence: 169m,   Isolation: 4.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 648252 629152,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrckGr, 10 char: CrcktrsGrs
Bedrock type: Green pyroclastic rock, dark silty slate, (Carricktriss Formation)

Located in the townland of Mullenbeg. Carricktriss Gorse is the highest point in the Walsh Mountains. It is unclear why the element Gorse has been added to this name. The Ordnance Survey Letters for Kilkenny explain the name as Carrick-Trost (Carraig a Triost) from Carrick as above [a rock] and Troste a crack or fissure.   Carricktriss Gorse is the 1116th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carricktriss Gorse in area South Midlands, Ireland
Picture: West over fields to the Comeraghs and Slievenamon
 
Simple to walk up with a unique view to the west
Short Summary created by jackill, wicklore,  3 Aug 2012
Park at the forest entrance at S48150 28150 A next to a house on your right.
Watch out for the dogs from this house,(they were fenced in when I was here but that was at 7:30 am), as they strike me as a potential hazard waiting to happen.
Walk uphill on a wide forest track ignoring the first turn to the right , this will see you in a large turning circle after approximately 1 km.On the left side of this turning circle you will see a gap in the trees and a rough track leading uphill from it. A short distance up this track cross into the open field to your left and continue uphill to the forest corner. Cross the wire fence and going uphill through the conifers will see you at the trig pillar in 2/3 minutes. Instead of crossing into the field you can also continue along the forest track here and find your way to the summit by taking the second trail into the trees at S48324 28940 B. The trig pillar is situated in a small clearing in the coniferous forest, where a few silver birch trees also flourish. There are no views at the summit itself due to the surrounding trees. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/941/comment/5700/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carricktriss Gorse in area South Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Furze and Conifers
jackill on Carricktriss Gorse, 2010
by jackill  7 Mar 2010
Well now an unusual name for a small hill. The biggest difficulty here is dodging the Rottweiler in the house next to the wood entrance at S48150 28150. Walk uphill following the track until it ends, look left, see a gap in the trees and follow the rough, thorny track uphill until you can walk through a gap in the ditch into a field.Turn right and walk up to the right angle corner of the field. Hop the wire and walk uphill into the forest for couple of minutes to the lonely pillar. Incidentally at the risk of being simplistic there is quite a bit of gorse on the hill, and lots of dead gorse bushes under the forest canopy suggesting it was more widespread before Coillte arrived! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/941/comment/4479/
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