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Derrynasaggart Area   N: Caherbarnagh Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 79 
Highest place:
The Paps East, 694m
Maximum height for area: 694 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 623 metres,

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

Height: 681m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W19164 87170
Place visited by 149 members. Recently by: Kirsty, Carolyn105, nolo, annem, Chance, No1Grumbler, John.geary, glencree, jasonmc, Daingean, conormcg, jackos, chairmanmiah, learykid, jmcg
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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 Derrynasaggart area and the 141st highest in Ireland.

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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 A). 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 B) and to the small trailhead on the OSI map at 166 842 C. 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 D. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/135/comment/1503/
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Picture: Caherbarnagh from Glanaprehane
 
Lynchieboy on Caherbarnagh, 2008
by Lynchieboy  1 Feb 2008
A dark but beautiful day. Parked in a field supplied by a friendly farmer. He recommended that we leave it there with the keys as he might want to go to Baile Bhuirne for Porter. He seemed genuinely disappointed when we informed him that there was very little left. Left car at W195 892 E and went for Stoukeen. There is a stoney path which was helpful as the ground was quite wet. Lovely pull up here all the same. This mountain looks deceivingly easy. Its majesty is most apparent from Croohigs crossroads near where O Sullivan Beara and his men once camped out (Hence the reason for all the local O Suileabhains) or even up further towards Macroom. From the peak at Stoukeen its a lovely stroll across to Caherbarnagh and Glanaprehane. Not all the pictures came out as I am still learning to use my camera but views extended from the Reeks ridges to Musheramore and beyond. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/135/comment/2275/
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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. Linkback: 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 D, 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! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/135/comment/1782/
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Picture: Stoukeen
Lynchieboy on Caherbarnagh, 2006
by Lynchieboy  15 Apr 2006
Had to include this one of Stouceen from W 234 880 F taken with my back to Claragh. Its a mountain of a hill and the best climb I can see to Caherbarnagh bar coming up the inside of the coom to Glanaprehane which is quite hairy. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/135/comment/2276/
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Access via 'new' Duhallow Way
by shaunkelly  5 Aug 2011
I walked in this area on 16/07/11. In the light of Redtape's comment it appears the way I went may be the easiest to access this mountain. My map is OS79 second edition 2003 so there may be a newer more accurate map available. It appears the Duhallow Way has changed quite a bit since this map was printed seeminly because of the access issues mentioned by Redtape. The section of the DW shown between about 190886 G and 219993 H as far as I can make out is gone. There is now a sign from the road from about (no GPS!) 193892 I. Parking here fro one car. The sign pointed us up a freshly mowed lawn type area alongside a bungalow. Then there is another sign alongside a fence directing walkers up the field. I wasn't happy to so blatantly cross someones fence so knocking at the bungalow we were told by the farmer that we "had his permission to cross his land" Having crossed his land we joined the DW at about 192886 J. I would recommend that anyone using this route get the farmers permission.

We then walked past Lough Murtagh and ascended Caherbarnagh via Caherbarnagh NW Top (Glanaprehane) which is a pleasant walk with wonderful views to the North. We walked West after that to 143852 K and returned to the car along the road. It is worth noting that while I can't be sure, it did seem like the Western end of the DW is moved to the road. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/135/comment/6464/
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