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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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The bank holiday weekend was mostly foggy in Tral .. by dbloke   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
ciano on Caherconree, 2005
by ciano  17 Feb 2005
Hard hike up to Caherconree ! Be warned it very tiring , heather and longer grasses make this a trying walk but the view was well worth it. I headed along to Bautregaum ( to set a new altitude record for myself! ) and continued along the ridge. Beautiful walk! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/26/comment/1485/
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Stony top .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
route up from south side (Fybagh area)? .. by kerryabu   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
A Dom Divilly Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Caherconree)
 
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