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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
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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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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Caherbarnagh (<i>An Chathair Bhearnach</i>) in area Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: Caherbarnagh from Glanaprehane
Quiet, rounded summit overlooking some interesting geological features
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, aidand  28 Mar 2021
Near The Paps, Caherbarnagh is a boggy flat top at the head of two interesting N-facing coums. It commands fine views over Sliabh Luachra, the Paps to Mangerton, Mullaghanish to the Cahas. There are access issues if trying to access via the Gortavehy Lough trail. I spoke with the relevant farmer here in mid-2020 and got the impression that a solo hiker might be given assent.

N. Space for a couple of cars outside a bungalow at W 19297 89194 starA. Follow the Duhallow Way S and then E, leaving it at W18502 88560 starB to head steeply up to the NW Top – from here, a 15 min walk to the main summit taking care as cliffs abound on your left. 1.25hrs+

NE. If intending to head via Stoukeen and the lake track to it's north, it's imperative that you speak with the farmer first.

W. Park N of Shrone Lake and follow the D. Way to the E leaving it at W15015 87179 starC to pick up the N spur of Knocknabro W Top. From here, see below. 2hrs.

SW. Park near W15905 83498 starD, climb gate at ruined farmhouse entrance and make your way up the grassy and heathery slopes to Knocknabro NE Top via the W Top. From here it's an easy stroll over to C although there's a steep gradient for the last 1.2km. Allow 2.5hrs
S. Park at W17252 83903 starE and walk E along the road, breaking out for the lower slopes after a stream. Head up the tussocky slopes of Knocknagowan from where it's a straightforward though boggy slog over to C. 1.5hrs+

Notable tracks incl. track/4157, track/4411 and if you've the time track/4096. Linkback:
Access 8/12/13 .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Caherbarnagh (An Chathair Bhearnach))
A group from the Sliabh Luachra Hillwalking Club, .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Caherbarnagh (An Chathair Bhearnach))
Access Problems? .. by redape99   (Show all for Caherbarnagh (An Chathair Bhearnach))
Statement from MI re access. .. by simon3   (Show all for Caherbarnagh (An Chathair Bhearnach))
Your hillwalking in Ireland when the trig point i .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Caherbarnagh (An Chathair Bhearnach))
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