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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
Place 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 1120th 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carricktriss Gorse in area South Midlands, Ireland
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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 A. 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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Different approach, same result .. by Pepe   (Show all for Carricktriss Gorse)
 
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