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Slieve Mish Area
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 71 
Highest place:
Baurtregaum, 851m
Maximum height for area: 851 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 643 metres,

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Caherconree Mountain Cathair Conraoi A name in Irish
(Ir. Cathair Conraoi [OSI], 'Cú Roí’s stone fort') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Aeolian sandstone Bedrock

Height: 835m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 71 Grid Reference: Q73317 07260
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Longitude: -9.853725, Latitude: 52.203029 , Easting: 73317, Northing: 107260 Prominence: 129m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 473294 607314,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Chrcnr, 10 char: Caherconre
Bedrock type: Aeolian sandstone, (Kilmurry Sandstone Formation)

A narrow but easily passable ridge connects this peak to its higher neighbour, Baurtregaum. Caherconree is named after a stone fort situated two-thirds of the way up its western flank, overlooking the mountain road called Bóthar na gCloch ('road of the stones'). This is an inland promontory-fort, consisting of a natural projecting ledge surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, the fourth side being defended by a stone wall. In legend this is the fort of Cú Roí mac Daire, hero of Munster, who was able to make it spin around at night to perplex any attackers looking for the entrance. The best known story connected with it relates how Cú Chulainn attacked the fort with the aid of Blathnaid, the daughter of the king of Man, whom Cú Roí had taken, none too willingly, for his wife. Blathnaid taunted Cú Roí that his fort was too small for such a magnificent chieftain as himself, and when the walls were down during the construction of bigger fort, she poured milk in a stream (now the Finglas River, from Ir. An Fhionnghlaise, 'the white stream') as a signal to Cú Chulainn that the moment was right to attack. For a fuller account of the story, see The Dingle Peninsula by Steve MacDonogh, pp. 31-33. Nor is this the hill's only legendary association. The summit is known as Fin Mac Cool's Table, while a rock feature on the northern ridge connecting to Gearhane is called Fin Mac Cool's Chair.   Caherconree is the second highest mountain in the Slieve Mish area and the 27th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caherconree in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Picture: On the way down from the Summit of Caherconree.
 
The Peninsula Valley
by Kingdom  8 Sep 2010
Our group climbs mountains in Kerry on Wednesday Evenings. Leaving Tralee @ approx 1830 hours. This photo was taken on the way down from Caherconree (the 2nd time we climbed it in 2010), looking toward Moanlaur and onward down the valley of the Peninsula toward Annascaul. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/6089/
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Picture: Caherconree Fort
Fergal Meath on Caherconree, 2008
by Fergal Meath  14 Oct 2008
It was a beautiful sunny and calm morning, last Saturday, as I set off for Caherconree. I was here a year earlier and aborted my attempt at the summit due to driving winds and rain. This time there was not a breath of wind and it was dry. Fantastic. I parked at the layby on the road at Beheenagh and headed straight for the spur leading directly to the Fort. This ascent is lung bursting but quick. Excluding breaks it took about an hour to get to the fort and another 30 minutes to the summit and it took about one hour to get back down. The photo shows the imposing brow of Caherconree Fort with low clinging cloud. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/3388/
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Picture: View over the crags north-westwards to Brandon Bay
 
HimiWack on Caherconree, 2009
by HimiWack  25 Jul 2009
Parked my car on the little road between Camp and Aughils by the information board for Caherconree poromotory fort. This is the start for an signposted walk to the fort which is situated on the half way to Caherconree. Following the sign posts the way goes partly steep and trough boggy terrain up to the fort. From here its an additional climb of 150m hight on north-east direction. I followed the crags on my left for a while ( circa 30 minutes) and turned eastwards to the top. Here is a beautiful view around to Dingle Bay on South, the mountains of Brandon Group on West, Tralee Bay on North and Derrymore Valley on East. The way back was easy to find because i could see my startpoint from the top. First heading southwards then turning to south-west i met the signposted way which brought me back down to my car. The whole walk took abaut 3,5 hours. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/3964/
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Picture: Cú Roi's Mighty Ramparts
Jeremiah King's Capital of West Munster
by ciarraioch  29 Nov 2011
Jeremiah King, that eccentric encyclopaedist of Kerry of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was obsessed with Caherconree fort and its supposed links to the 'Tuatha Sen Erann', or the indigenous people of the southwest. Some excerpts from his extremely lengthy entry for Caherconree in his tome 'Kerry Past & Present' (written in the British Library ) are as follows:
'Caher Conroi, Caherconree, on Sliab Mis, is two acres in extent, on a triangular spur of the mountain, 2050 feet above the sea level, with two cliffs 200 feet deep. The rampart is 350 feet by 14. It is one of the three old forts of Erin, with Dun Sobairche and Dun Cearnmna. In the tale of Cath Fintraga it is called cathair na Claenraithe, because of its sloping garth...Below the fort is the ogham stone marked Conuneatt moqi Conuri and Fect Cununi...Cathair Conraoi was built by Ciagdorn, who was the cashel builder to Curoi Mac Daire...Caherconree is built of uncemented stones. Curi Mac Dara lived in the first century AD and is one of the chief characters in several ancient tales of the Red Branch knights....The tuath sen Erann, or people of old Erin, made temair Erann on cathair Conroi, their headquarters in West Munster...Conroi and Lugaid mac Conroi were kings of West Munster, a line from Cork to Limerick cities...Lugaid Mac Conroi, the sun hero, slew Cuchulainn, who killed his father Curoi by treachery at Cathair Conroi....'
The fort which lies some 700 feet below the summit is more than reason enough to climb this mountain. The labour involved in its construction at this height suggests that this must have been an extremely important site in preChristian Ireland, and this importance is reflected in its place in the old Gaelic sagas. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/6639/
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Climb 19/11/12
by hivisibility  18 Nov 2012
Climbed here today via Gearhane, starting from Derrymore. Quite a climb!! Very enjoyable though. Would have liked to cross over to Baurtregaum but the wind was so severe I thought better of it. Another day!! . At the present while ascending it's best to continue straight up from where the path intersects with the Dingle Way. To ascend farther over to the left is very wet. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/14876/
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Picture: The mountain on a crisp November day
 
View from Knockbrack
by Colin Murphy  27 Nov 2014
Snapped the accompanying pic from the slopes of Knockbrack - unfortunately the wider view is spoiled by the presence of a small quarry and a large ugly, building with corrugated iron roof in the valley to the north of Knockbrack. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/17752/
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