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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 64 members. Recently by: MichaelE, jimbloomer, Fergalh, learykid, markwallace, Grumbler, Wilderness, Lauranna, mountainmike, John.geary, liz50, Wildrover, FrankMc1964, jamesmforrest, Geo
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Longitude: -9.375957, Latitude: 51.855728 , Easting: 105250, Northing: 67891 Prominence: 237m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 505217 567953,   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.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/262/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carran in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Summit Cairn
 
Several approachs
Short Summary created by liz50  20 Mar 2019
There is no direct approach to Carran. The options include taking in all 4 Carran summits from the west parking near a farmyard at the end of a yellow road W039 689 A and follow a track from W043 689 B to Carran far North top initially followed by Carran far NE top Carran NE top before arriving at Carran itself.
Alteratives are from Gougane Barra forest park W070 653 C. Follow trail to it's high point then head North to Bealick then follow a fence to Carran S top and close by to Carran
A SW approach can be started from W036 660 D and approach Carran from either Carran S top or Knockantooreen Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/262/comment/5022/
 
Unsung Quartet .. by muddyboots   (Show all for Carran)
 
Don't park on the corner .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Carran)
 
At just over the 600m mark Carran has good views .. by simon3   (Show all for Carran)
 
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