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Carran Mountain An Carn A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. An Carn [PDT], 'the cairn') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Purple siltstone & fine sandstone Bedrock

Height: 604m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W05250 67891
Place visited by 47 members. Recently by: JimMc, ilenia, DeltaP, CaptainVertigo, peter1, eamonoc, IainT, ciarraioch, melohara, jimgraham, PeakPaul, markmjcampion, frankmc04, kildare, Wildrover
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Longitude: -9.375913, Latitude: 51.855738 , Easting: 105250, Northing: 67891 Prominence: 237m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 505220 567954,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Carran, 10 char: Carran
Bedrock type: Purple siltstone & fine sandstone, (Bird Hill Formation)

There is a substantial cairn on the summit which gives the hill its name.   Carran is the 274th highest place in Ireland.

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Unsung Quartet .. by muddyboots   (Show all for Carran)
 
Don't park on the corner
by thomas_g  22 Feb 2013
If you are approaching from the west (road south of Knockanuha) please do not park on the corner at W04199 68795 G (junction of road and track), the farmer(who likes walkers) has told me that people park there and delivery trucks can't get up the road and on occasion he's had to follow walkers up the mountain to get the keys to move their car: please park in the farm yard of the first little cottage.
Carran itself is best approached from the south west, south (Carran South) or North East (along the ridge). It offers good views in most directions and is certainly a wild and remote spot to enjoy a well earned sambo and a cuppa. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/262/comment/14933/
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At just over the 600m mark Carran has good views .. by simon3   (Show all for Carran)
 
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