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West Cork Mountains Area , NE Cen: Carrigarierk Subarea
Feature count in area: 62, by county: Cork: 45, Kerry: 24, of which 7 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89
Highest Place: Knockboy 704.8m

Starting Places (47) in area West Cork Mountains:
Barley Lake North, Barrboy, Caha Pass, Carranmore, Carrigacappeen, Carriganass Castle, Castle Donovan Car Park, Clearagh House, Coolkellure House, Coomhola Bridge, Corrigatirra, Cousane Gap, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreencollig Wood, Esk Boreen, Fuhiry Wood, Garinish Island Pier, Glasagarav River Bridge, Glasnacummeen Stream, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gorteeniher Drimoleague Heritage Walk CP, Gortloughra River Road, Gougane Barra Oratory, Gougane Barra Park CP, Grousemount Wind Farm, Kealkill Village, Knockanuha, Knockbrack South, Lough Atooreen N, Lough Nambrackderg North, Lough Nambrackderg Wood, Lough Nambreacdearg, Mealagh Bridge, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nowen Hill West Road, Owvane River Bridge, Pookeen North Top Road, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Priests Leap, Reenroe Bridge, River Roughty, Shandrum Concrete Silo, Sillahertane Stream, Slaheny River Horseshoe, Top of Coom, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea: Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470m, Maughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More: Shehy More 545.6m, Shehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh: Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane: Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce: Douce Mountain 476m, Doughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran: Barnastooka 497m, Bealick 537m, Carran 604m, Carran Far NE Top 561m, Carran Far North Top 506m, Carran NE Top 555m, Carran South Top 567m, Knockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar: Conigar 566m, Conigar SW Top 566m, Foilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart: Carrigalougha 423m, Coomataggart 530m, Coomataggart SW Top 509m, Derrineanig 304m, Lackabaun 472m, Mweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk: Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy: Barraboy Mountain 460m, Barraboy Mountain Far East Top 456m, Barraboy Mountain SE Top 409m, Derroograne 468m, Turners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy: Caoinkeen 692.8m, Caoinkeen South-East Top 553.5m, Coomhola Mountain 472m, Knockboy 704.8m, Knockboy North Top 651.2m, Knockboy South Top 533.3m, The Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh: Bird Hill 412m, Coomclogherane Top 449m, Gullaba Hill 603m, Knockbrack 440m, Knockbrack South Top 458m, Knocknamanagh 637m, Knocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills: Cashloura 296.8m, Coolsnaghtig 295.8m, Inchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen: Milane Hill 354.4m, Mullaghmesha 494.3m, Nowen Hill 535.2m, Nowen Hill Far West Top 405.2m, Nowen Hill SW Top 509m, Pookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills: Carrigfadda 311.7m, Killeigh Hill 229m, Knockarudane Hill 169m, Knockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen: Barryroe Hill 156m, Lick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen: Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry: Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Carrigarierk, 343m Hill
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, Cork County in Munster province, in no lists, Carrigarierk is the 1070th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference W21094 61742, OS 1:50k mapsheet 85
Place visited by: 8 members, recently by: chelman7, eamonoc, Wildrover, Fergalh, Juanita, CaminoPat, jackill, thomas_g
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.14461, Latitude: 51.802951, Easting: 121094, Northing: 61742, Prominence: 95m,  Isolation: 6.2km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 521061 561806
Bedrock type: Green-grey sandstone & purple siltstone, (Gun Point Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crgrrk, 10 char: Crgrrk

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1099/
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Picture: When even a welly isn't enough
Even the dog had more sense.
by chelman7 30 Aug 2021
In the six years since thomas_g visit the vegetation has not got any shorter. If I have any criticism of his account it is that he doesn't use the word "horrible" enough. Got to the top on the second attempt. The dog having more intelligence than I had refused the first time out, so I left him at home on this occasion. On the plus side new turbines mean there is a forestry track to within a couple of hundred metres of the summit. But then the fun begins. As the first visit indicated hiking boots were unsuitable for the depth of water, I choose to wear wellingtons. As you can see from the picture this was not entirely successful. On reaching the top, I walked, stooped and crawled on all fours under sitka spruce for forty minutes looking for a trig pillar which I didn't find. Whoever thought up this local 100 challenge has a lot to answer for. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1099/comment/23251/
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Picture: What to expect on the hill...
Brambles all the way....
by Fergalh 16 Oct 2020
I followed Thomas_G's route and instructions and would further advise a machete would be advisable...Not an easy one by any stretch of the imagination. For anyone who dismisses the binnions as being easy try this one ! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1099/comment/20938/
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That sinking feeling
by thomas_g 18 Sep 2015
If I told you the most enjoyable part was when the water came in over the top of my gaiters, that will give you some idea of what to expect.
Park at A (W201 621) near the highest point of the road (just space for one car), follow the fence up though knee - waist high grass until you reach a fence junction and a track of sorts. Follow the track to it's end, climb the fence and head straight up where you'll find a gap in the brambles where you can cross to a forest track.
Follow this track up and past it's highest to just before an obvious corner where you are about 160m from the summit, you need to cross a dike (which I discovered is knee deep in nice smelly stagnant water) and some young trees to a slight clearing of very rough ground before entering the young trees again.
Now it's a battle through horrible horrible (did I mention it was horrible) trees and brambles to reach the top thoroughly scratched and beaten. No views worth talking about. Return by the same route. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1099/comment/18316/
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