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Belfast Hills Area , N: Belfast Hills North Subarea
Feature count in area: 9, by county: Down: 5, Antrim: 4, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21
Highest Place: Divis 478m

Starting Places (2) in area Belfast Hills:
Ballyherly Lough West, Castlemahon Mountain South East

Summits & other features in area Belfast Hills:
E: Belfast Hills East: Cairngaver 217m, Ouley Hill 186m, Scrabo Hill 160m
N: Belfast Hills North: Carnmoney Hill 231.1m, Cave Hill 368m, Divis 478m, Slievetrue 312m
SE: Strangford & Portaferry: Ballywhite Hill 101m, Castlemahon Mountain 128m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Carnmoney Hill, 231.1m Hill Cnoc Charn Monaidh A name in Irish,
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, Antrim County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, Carnmoney Hill is the 1335th highest place in Ireland. Carnmoney Hill is the second most northerly summit in the Belfast Hills area.
Grid Reference J33225 83054, OS 1:50k mapsheet 15
Place visited by: 42 members, recently by: Paddym99, garybuz, Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, ElaineM76, seamaspeineas, Combat_Monkey, eflanaga, Matrim, Kirsty, dregish, Vfslb1904, Carolyn105, Andy1287, trostanite
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Longitude: -5.935395, Latitude: 54.677946, Easting: 333225, Northing: 383054, Prominence: 109m,  Isolation: 3.5km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 733145 883047
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)
Notes on name: The first element in the name Carnmoney is clearly Ir. carn, ‘cairn’, but the second element is less certain. Patrick McKay interprets it as monadh, ‘mountain’, which fits the landscape. However, whilst monadh is common in Scottish place-names, it is rare in Ireland. Other possibilities include muine, ‘thicket’, and mónadh, ‘bog’. The form Cnoc Charn Monaidh is offered here as a reconstruction.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn231, 10 char: CrnmnyHil

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            MountainViews.ie picture about Carnmoney Hill (<em>Cnoc Charn Monaidh</em>)
Picture: From near the starting and finishing point, summit hidden.
Pleasant Walk, Spoiled A Little By Heavy Rain
by Aidy 26 Mar 2014
It was a beautiful day in Belfast where I had travelled for work, and as I didn't have boots or any other gear I thought I would have a look a this small hill, having recently seen it on one of gerrym's excellent videos. I started from Knockenagh Avenue and simply followed the blue waymarked trail through the pleasant woodland, until I emerged on to open fields. There is a good guide to the walk on Walkni.com, with downloadable maps and leaflets, but it does give the impression that the hilltop walk will take you over the summit, which is not the case. When you leave the trees on higher ground, you need to leave the trail, and cross the fields to the now clearly visible summit. Its a nice walk through the woods, and the views are good, although those from nearby Cave Hill are probably better if you only have time for one or the other. Unfortunately for me, as I got near the top, clouds drew in and it began to rain heavily, so I couldn't even take the camera out until I reached the foot of the hill again. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1246/comment/15944/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Carnmoney Hill (<em>Cnoc Charn Monaidh</em>)
Picture: View west from Carnmoney Hill
No electric fences please
by eamonoc 30 Oct 2017
Went to Knockenagh Avenue to climb Carnmoney Hill, followed blue route uphill to open fields as mentioned by Aidy, was approx 400m from top which was clearly in view but many newly constructed barbed wire fences plus fairly substantial electric fences barred the way, went back dowwnhill drove around to Carmoney village an on towards Ballyduff Industrial estate. Drove up a very narrow road towards a private house at A (J33374 83752). Parking for one car here and used Mast access road to get close to top, a small gap in a fence had to be climbed and a walk across a small boggy dip to gain the top where there is a Trig point. Good views towards Cave Hill and out over Belfast Lough from top. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1246/comment/19775/
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Good way to spend an evening in Belfast
by Trigpoint100 30 Aug 2018
Like Aidy I was in Belfast for work and ill equipped for any serious jaunt. However, I did find a simple route to the top of Carnmoney, which offers panoramic views of Belfast and surrounds. As eamonoc, start from the Ballyduff side. The lane from A eomonoc used is now gated. But a few yards west of the start of this lane on Ballyduff Road is a cinder track, which leads without obstruction or bog to the summit. Out and back this way would be a very quick jaunt. In my case, being on the bus, I carried on over the summit and came down into Glengormley via Glebe Road (head SW off the summit and you will hit a farm track). Very enjoyable. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1246/comment/20043/
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