Carranarah 197m hill, Ox Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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CarranarahHillMayoCounty in Connacht Province, in Binnion List, Megacrystic granodiorite, foliated Bedrock
Height:197mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31Grid Reference: G28600 02900 Place visited by 11 members. Recently by: eamonoc, markmjcampion, conormcbandon, Garmin, FilHil, chalky, Fergalh, sandman, glenlecky, three5four0, paddyhillsbagger I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
The hill of Carranarah, which, immediately behind the town of Foxford, rises to a height of 600 feet above the lough - the winter level of the lough itself being 42 feet - commands a good view of Loughs Cullin and Conn, and of the mountains lying around its northern shores, and generally of the poor, wretchedly- cultivated, but romantic country lying around Foxford. (James Fraser, Hand Book for Travellers in Ireland, 1844) This peak is named Curanary on Bald’s Map of Mayo (1830). The name Carranarah is marked on the 25” to the mile map, but there is no indication of any monuments. Any information on the origin of the name would be welcome.
Carranarah is the 1397th highest place in Ireland. Carranarah is the most southerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Ox Mountains area. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1038/