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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 place has been logged as visited by 17 members. Recently by: Pepe, jasonmc, Garmin, chalky, eamonoc, la1ena, thomasgaffney, Fergalh, Geansai, paddyhillsbagger, thomas_g, sandman, shaunkelly, oldsoldier, patphelan
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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 1117th highest place in Ireland.

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Simple to walk up with a unique view to the west .. by group   (Show all for Carricktriss Gorse)
 
Well now an unusual name for a small hill. The bi .. by jackill   (Show all for Carricktriss Gorse)
 
Different approach, same result
by Pepe  10 Apr 2017
Parked as per instructions - no dogs thankfully. Unlike Jackhill & Wicklore I did take that first turn right about 100 yards up from the house and proceeded about three quarters of a kilometre east along that track. I spied a field about fifty metres in through a stand of trees on my left, and made my way through easily enough to a simple electric wire fence. Over that and diagonally up across two fields, through a gate and due west to the obvious high point. Here access into the trees is easy. I wandered around a bit looking for the trig and then saw the little oasis of silver birches mentioned in a previous post. This is a delightful setting for the trig. No views up top but back in the field there's a great view of the Blackstairs. Going downward on the trail a good vista looking south at Tory Hill, Crobally Hill, etc. Back at the car parking spot there's a great view due west to the Comeragh Gap, Knockanaffrin, etc. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/941/comment/18880/
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