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Caherbarnagh Mountain An Chathair Bhearnach A name in Irish
(Ir. An Chathair Bhearnach [OSI], 'the gapped fort') Cork County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 681m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W19164 87170
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Longitude: -9.178416, Latitude: 52.031044 , Easting: 119164, Northing: 87170 Prominence: 361m,  Isolation: 0.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 519140 587216,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Chrbrn, 10 char: Chrbrngh
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 211-12) for details of the festive assembly which took place on Caherbarnagh on Latiaran Sunday in late July.   Caherbarnagh is the third highest mountain in the Paps/Derrynasaggart area and the 140th highest in Ireland.

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Access Problems?
by redape99  2 Aug 2011
Went walking here on 31/7/11 but encountered a very angry local farmer on the way down from Stoukeen. First of all found that the track to Gortavehy Lake has a sign saying "No unauthorised access" so looked at the map and the track starting at 236 879 A up to Curracahill and Stoukeen looked promising so chose that way. After an hour and a half came across another sign on a gate right under the cairn on Stoukeen displaying "PRIVATE PROPERTY, NO TRESPASSING, NO HILLWALKING". There's no way of seeing this sign until you're on top of it, without binoculars anyway even if it wasn't misty! This sign is also on both sides of the gate so it's unclear whether the Curracahill side is private or the summits or both. At first the farmer refused to let us back down to the car insisting we go back up the hill in the direction he'd seen us coming from. After saying I'd add a note to MV about the signs he eventually let us carry on. Met another local farmer at the car (this time much more ameniable) who told us a few sad tales of the big increase in the thefts in the area recently. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/135/comment/6451/
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Statement from MI re access.
by simon3  1 Dec 2011
Following the access comments of redape99 MV passed on details of the issue to Mountaineering Ireland for the purposes of keeping other hillwalking interests informed. MI investigated the issue and have issued a statement as below which is useful in that it specifies more exactly where the problem is.

The good news is that Caherbarnagh, Caherbarnagh NW and other neighbouring summits Curracahill and Ballyvouskill can all be reached without any known access difficulties.

Stoukeen ridge and Duhallow Way
Mountaineering Ireland has been advised that the owners of a mountain area south west of Millstreet are no longer allowing access to their land. The closure affects a large area to the east of the summit of Caherbarnagh, taking in Lough Gortavehy, Coomacheo, Stoukeen and the ridge to the south east of Stoukeen as far as the broad saddle south of Kippagh Lough. Mountaineering Ireland has met with the landowners involved, but unfortunately could not achieve a resolution to the issue at this time.
Walkers should also note that the Duhallow Way in the Gortavehy area has been re-routed and no longer follows the line that is marked on Sheet 79 from the Ordnance Survey’s Discovery Series mapping. This will be updated on the third edition of Sheet 79 which is due out at the end of 2011. Marker posts are in place along the revised route. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/135/comment/6637/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caherbarnagh in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: The Paps, some sun and a cuppa, not so shabby
 
Your hillwalking in Ireland when the trig point is the only dry spot for a mile
by thomas_g  1 Apr 2012
I came at Caherbarnagh from Knocknagowan, no access issues from the Clydagh valley (see my comments there), from this direction once you get to the flattish top you can choose to follow the fence north and then east, or climb the fence and head straight for the trig point. Either way it's fairly sapping boggy going.
Once you make it to the trig point, someone has thoughtfully provided two flat stones to sit on and have a cuppa. Views are decent in all directions, the Paps are particularly nice as you can see both summits from this angle.
While taking my ease with a cuppa, I met a local man who arrived at the summit from the Stoukeen direction, he says it's a much easier ascent and that there aren't any access issues from Gortavehy East: however, he did tell me there is a lot of hassle at the moment as the organisers of the Millstreet walking festival failed to ask the local landowners was it ok to bring the walking festival to Caherbarnagh via their land. So it might be best to give it a few months before attempting that route. To be honest it was a bit depressing to have someone tell you that Caherbarnagh was part of their usual loop walk for during the week.
If you're heading to Caherbarnagh NW and see any rocks, bring them with you (see my post there). Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/135/comment/6744/
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SDillmore on Caherbarnagh, 2005
by SDillmore  27 Feb 2005
Figures I wouldn't remember my camera on this gorgeous summit. Climbed up from Knocknagowan, a rather easy slog, basically a straight line except for having to steer east of a ravine. Lots of peat cutting, and very boggy terrain. Lucky that the ground was frozen. The views all around, as pdtempan remarked, are fantastic. We were fortunate to have high visibility, and saw the snow-covered rolling Mangerton and jagged, forbidding Reeks beckoning far to the west. Perhaps the reason this is climbed so little. Anyhow, after taking in the western view, Glenaprehane and the flatlands north, we headed at a SW bearing to a fork in the Glashanasharragh Stream (177 854 B). There are plenty of rocks to help passage, but the banks get very steep south of here. Continued SW over the peak at 448m (170 848 C) and to the small trailhead on the OSI map at 166 842 D. This requires another stream crossing, and takes place over very boggy and uneven terrain. Wouldn't go this way again. Taking the trail south, we hit the road and went 900m east to the car at 173 838 E. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/135/comment/1503/
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update Aug 2011
by patd  23 Aug 2011
Unfortunately- the below route now appears inaccessible without prior permission from landowners. See comment posted by Redape99 also.

A superb walk, with a great range to all views. I started out for Caherbarnagh from south of Ballydaly on the track to Gortavehy Lake,which is shown on the OS Map. Once up to the lake I followed the Duhallow way signs east and once 500m east of the lake I headed south climbing up to the ridge of the hill. (follow the rocky path up to the ridge). I chose this route to ease the climbing gradient! The surface conditions were very slippery coming towards the ridge. Once on the ridge I proceeded west for Caherbarnagh. From Caherbarnagh I back tracked westwards along the ridge to the Cairn shown on the OS map and made the descent from there down the gravel surface. Visibility wasn't great on the day but I could still make out the Dingle Peninsula and 'Reeks to the west and much brighter weather to the South! and into West Cork. I'd imagine views of Ballyhoura Mountains could be taken on a better day. Overall this took me 2:30hrs at a good pace and was c7km in length. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/135/comment/2060/
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ibradley on Caherbarnagh, 2005
by ibradley  1 Jul 2005
Struggled up Caherbarnagh in good weather on 26/06 following Paddy Dillon's route from the Clydagh Valley. This involves walking through a field opposite the last farm in the valley. Starting from 173 838 E, go to the farm and through a gate on your left, cross a ford then follow the river in a northerly direction. This is a tough walk over trackless bog and heather. The views from the summit are good but the top itself is uninspiring. The diversion to Glanaprehane is worthwhile for the views north. A walk only to be recommended for the hardy! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/135/comment/1782/
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