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Antrim Hills Area , S: Islandmagee Subarea
Feature count in area: 27, all in Antrim, OSI/LPS Maps: 14, 15, 4, 5, 8, 9
Highest Place: Trostan 550m

Starting Places (3) in area Antrim Hills:
Donalds Carn, Rathlin Island Ferry Port, Whitehead Golf Club

Summits & other features in area Antrim Hills:
Cen: Central Antrim Hills: Carncormick 436m, Collin Top 429m, Crockalough 402m, Mid Hill 440m, Skerry Hill 459m, Slieveanorra 508m, Slievenahanaghan 418m, Soarns Hill 403m, Tievebulliagh 402m, Trostan 550m
Central Antrim Hills: Slievenanee 543m
N: North Antrim Hills: Carnanmore 379m, Croaghan 417m, Crockaneel 403m, Cross Slieve 206m, Knocklayd 514m, Lannimore Hill 207m
N: Rathlin Island: Kilpatrick (Rathlin Island) 134m
S: Islandmagee: Donalds Carn 141m, Muldersleigh Hill 131m
S: South Antrim Hills: Agnew's Hill 474m, Big Collin 353m, Black Hill 381m, Carnearny 319m, Douglas Top 402m, Slemish 437.9m
W: West Antrim: Long Mountain 215m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Donalds Carn, 141m Hill
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, Antrim County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, Donalds Carn is the 1482th highest place in Ireland. Donalds Carn is the most easterly summit in the Antrim Hills area. It's also the third most easterly summit in Ireland.
Grid Reference J48036 97150, OS 1:50k mapsheet 9
Place visited by: 23 members, recently by: Paddym99, garybuz, pdtempan, Kirsty, dregish, Carolyn105, Vfslb1904, Hoverla, trostanite, muschi, eamonoc, Fergalh, Wilderness, LorraineG60, MichaelG55
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -5.698818, Latitude: 54.800334, Easting: 348036, Northing: 397150, Prominence: 126m,  Isolation: 3.3km
ITM: 747952 897139
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: DnldCr, 10 char: DnldsCarn

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Summary for Donalds Carn : In search of...
Summary created by Peter Walker 2014-01-27 19:55:59
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Picture: The summit, possibly...
There is precious little point in complicating Donalds Carn. Turn off the B90 north up Island Magee at (A (J467 971)) up the Gransha Braes road. In about 800m (B (J475 972)) you will meet a crossroads; go straight over it, and at the T-Junction at (C (J479 974)) turn right.

Find somewhere to park close to the aerials conspicuous on the right hand side of the road after 300m or so, and then exercise your judgement by deciding which of various candidates on either side of the tarmac is the highest point. There's a chance it might be a patch of grass in the aerial's enclosure (which would be unfortunate, given that there's no obvious way in if the gate is shut), but it seems more likely to be one of the low embankments either side of two ditches running east from the road.

If you climb over the fence in this direction and wander down the field you'll eventually get a nice coastal view, but there's little else of interest hereabouts.
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Member Comments for Donalds Carn

There is a Cairn here somewhere...
by trostanite 10 May 2020
I was intrigued by the name of this summit so I tried to find out a bit more. According to historical PRONI Ordnance Survey maps the site of Donald's Carn is situated at D (J4760 9788). I could only find one mention of Donald's Carn online in an article by Francis Joseph Biggar in the Belfast News Letter in 1923, posted on facebook by the 'Memories of Islandmagee' group-

"The stone of Finn MacCool still lies at Clochfin, no one fit to raise it since the hero’s time. The site of Donald’s carn is shown at Gransha, and a fine one still remains at Ballydown, within a few yards of which many richly ornamental urns were turned out only to crumble to ashes. " Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1357/comment/20783/
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Picture: The high point on Donald's Carn
Just exactly where, or what, is Donald's Carn ?
by Harry Goodman 18 Apr 2014
I fully concur with the comments of Peter Walker in his short summary for this hill, both in the directions given and as to the general whereabouts of the top. The highest point lies somewhere within the small 140m ring contour of fairly level ground broken only by a number of raised ditches. My best guess would be a point at Donald (J48063 97115) along the ditch running E off the road and along the S edge of a flat cultivated field . On inspection I found that the currently listed mv co-ordinates Donald (J481 972) lie within the bounds of this field but, if anything, at a point where the field starts to slope down E and not at the highest point. This said Donald's Carn is a non-descript hill with nothing to commend a visit unless,as in my case, to complete one of the outstanding hills in the new Local 100 list introduced by mv'v in January 2014. By the way a farmer who I met when I there was not aware of Donald's Carn as a name used locally. It may well be that it has some historical significance, now long forgotten. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1357/comment/16019/
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Picture: Guardiian of Donalds Carn
Fine views across the Irish Sea
by eamonoc 31 Jan 2019
30/1/2019, Heavy snow and Hazardous driving conditions thwarted an attempt on Trostan, so headed South from
Ballycastle. Weather and road conditions improved as Belfast approached, decided to visit Donalds Carn, not very challenging but the views NE to Galloway and SE to the Isle of Man made it a pleasant experience. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1357/comment/20350/
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