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Carronadavderg Hill Carn an Daimh Dheirg A name in Irish
(Ir. Carn an Daimh Dheirg [LL], 'cairn of the red ox') Waterford County, in Binnion List, Purple mudstone and sandstone Bedrock

Height: 301m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 82 Grid Reference: X17416 87012 This summit has been logged as climbed by 21 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, PeakPaul, Cobhclimber, osullivanm, simon3, chalky, Gobbledygook, Fergalh, Pepe, thomasgaffney, eamonoc, thomas_g, sbender, sandman, RayBradfield
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Longitude: -7.746956, Latitude: 52.035353 , Easting: 217416, Northing: 87012 Prominence: 290m,   Isolation: 9.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 617361 587070,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crndvd, 10 char: Crndvdrg
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone and sandstone, (Ballytrasna Formation)

Carronadavderg is the highest point in the Drum Hills (Ir. Drom Fhinín [LL]). Canon Power says of this height: This carn is erroneously marked as Sliabh Grainn on old maps. A remarkable eminence visible for many miles in three directions. A wild legend accounts for the name. Fionn and a contemporary giant had a difference as to the ownership of a certain red bull. In the heat of the dispute the rival proprietors seized each a horn of the beast and pulled the creature in twain.   Carronadavderg is the 1147th highest summit in Ireland. Carronadavderg is the most southerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Comeragh Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carronadavderg in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lacklustre summit
 
Easy access to mast covered wood encircled summit
Short Summary created by simon3, wicklore,  10 Jan 2015
Start at X16762 87593 A and follow the access road up to the summit area about 900m away.
The flattish summit has six main masts, buildings and a little wooden hut.
The summit Trig Pillar, adorned with a peace symbol, sits on top of the remains of a cairn. There are cows in the fields on each side of the access road, so keep dogs under control.
There is forestry near the summit, but the summit area has been cleared to accommodate the masts.
The summit area has limied views mainly south but at the edge of the trees to the north there are good views of the Knockmealdowns and Comeraghs. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/956/comment/5715/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carronadavderg in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Southwest to Ardmore
Telecom track, wooded top
by jackill  8 Jan 2015
The highest point in the Drum Hills isn't exactly hard going. After hopping the gate at X16762 87593 a 15 minute trot on a tarred lumpy bumpy track will bring you to the summit area marked
with a trig pillar. That is if you can find it in the maze of telecom masts! To the north this area is cut off from the Comeraghs conglomorates by the vast Lismore Limestone syncline, the bedrocks in this area are in fact purple mudstone with quartz and some sandstone which is more closly related to the sandstones of the Knockmealdowns laid down at the same time in the upper Devonian period.

Drum hill/hills (Drum Fhinin as geailge), are in the Barony of Decies within Drum and seperate it from the Barony of Decies without Drum .
They are referred to in the Annals of the Four Masters at the date AM 3502 as one of the three most excellent hills in Ireland.
Heremon, the first Milesian King, fought with his brother Heber for possession of the hills.

The Canon Power in his 1952 book "The placenames of the Decies" also states that a part of the Drum hills is "commonly known as Sliabh Grainn".

Carronadavderg is also mentioned in this book. " Carn an Daimh Deirg - Cairn of the Red Ox, this carn is erroneously marked as Sliabh Grainn on old maps. A remarkable eminence visible for many miles in three directions. A wild legend accounts for the name. Fionn and a contemporary giant had a difference as to the ownership of a certain red bull.In the heat of the dispute the rival proprietors seized each a horn of the beast and pulled the creature in twain."

The Canon also adds, "Sliabh Grainn is a district on the south side of Drom Fhinin extending from Walsh's cross to Keanneally's cross.This would also indicate its proper nomenclature is Sliabh go Rinn."

Rinn, I think, is Irish for Headland or Point.
Droim means Back or Ridge.
Is it therefore too much of a stretch to say Droim Fhinin means Fionns Ridge? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/956/comment/3439/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carronadavderg in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Misty Masts
 
Keep the gorse short
by eamonoc  23 Aug 2013
Tues 20/8/2013, Left Dungarvan on N25 heading towards Youghal, this road rises for about 8km at the high point of this climb, I turned right at a sign for Clashmore and followed this road for approx 10km to arrive at point A as mentioned by Wicklore. There is a new bungalow with an imitation round tower in its garden just after the access road. It took me 15mins to the top with all the fine masts hereabouts. If this top was not kept clear for the masts, it might prove difficult to reach as it is completely surrounded by mature wood land and some innocent looking small Gorse bushes around the trig point. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/956/comment/15088/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carronadavderg in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Masts for the telecoms connisseur
Telecoms encrusted summit overlooking Youghal.
by simon3  11 Jan 2015
Look north from Youghal or Ardmore and some 10km away on a low wooded rise you can see this summit. It is instantly recognisable by the substantial accumulation of masts on its top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/956/comment/17797/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carronadavderg in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Peace to summiteers.
 
A sign of peace.
by simon3  11 Jan 2015
In amongst the very common telecoms tower clutter on this summit is a trig pillar. Unexpectedly this has a discrete CND symbol often associated with counterculture and peace activism. Welcome, unobtrusive variety from the large religious symbols imposed on visitors on some summits. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/956/comment/17796/
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