Cairngaver 217m hill, Belfast Hills Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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CairngaverHillCarn Gabhair A name in Irish (Ir. Carn Gabhair [PNNI 2], 'the goat’s cairn’)DownCounty in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Sandstone Bedrock
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Cairngaver is the highest point in the Craigantlet Hills between Belfast and Bangor. The name refers to a cairn on the summit, which must once have been of considerable size. However, it appears to have been robbed out, leaving only a high ringshaped bank. The summit is shaded by a grove, open enough to permit good views of the Ards and Strangford Lough, in which Scrabo Tower features prominently. One would expect Carn Gabhair to yield an anglicised form like *Cairngore in Ulster or *Carngower elsewhere. The actual anglicised form Cairngaver suggests that the second element could be geamhar, 'corn in the blade', 'corn-grass' (Dinneen), but gabhar, ‘goat’, seems more likely. If so, the pronunciation is similar to Welsh gafr, ‘goat’.
Cairngaver is the 1361th highest place in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1029/