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Carn Mountain Mountain Sliabh an Chairn A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Chairn [PNNI], 'mountain of the cairn') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 585.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J28821 25991
Place visited by 324 members. Recently by: dstevenson15, Pikes, Fenton, p_treanor, IndyMan, leader1, Andy1287, abcd, Grumbler, nupat, John.geary, eoghancarton, tsheehy, mountainmike, scapania
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Longitude: -6.028379, Latitude: 54.166785 , Easting: 328821, Northing: 325992 Prominence: 50.22m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 728742 825997,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrnMnt, 10 char: CrnMntn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

There is now no trace of a significant cairn at the summit.   Carn Mountain is the 324th highest place in Ireland.

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tsunami on Carn Mountain, 2004
by tsunami  29 Sep 2004
A nice view of Carn Mountain (the left of the two peaks) from the summit of Doan with Lough Shannagh sitting peacefully in the foreground. Like some of the other smaller peaks in the Mournes, Carn is best enjoyed as a spring board to its bigger sister (or brother) Slieve Muck!(creeping into the left of the picture) Linkback:
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Picture: Summit cairn and the view towards Slieve Muck
csd on Carn Mountain, 2005
by csd  19 Jun 2005
I took advantage of the beautiful weather today (19.06.2005) to bag a few summits in the Mournes. Parked at the small car park at 281 279 A and headed up the track that snakes around Ott Mountain to hit the wall at the col between Carn Mountain and Slieve Loughshannagh. Turning right here soon brought us to the summit, with some fabulous views of the eastern Mournes on the way up. Linkback:
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Alex92 on Carn Mountain, 2009
by Alex92  10 Feb 2009
The wall can be seen snaking it's way up the Northern slope of Carn - a nice enough hill with rewarding views that offers good access the surrounding summits. The pic shows yours truly posing (awkwardly) in the foreground accompanied by a likeminded hiker (possible MV member?). I think by now you all realise that I really like snow. Linkback:
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mneary34 on Carn Mountain, 2004
by mneary34  8 Nov 2004
We headed for Carn Mountain from Doan in thick mist, on a bearing of 312 degrees to intercept a path, which was not obvious on the ground and then headed for the Wall between Slieve Loughshannagh and 557 before then turning towards Carn. Linkback:
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paulocon on Carn Mountain, 2009
by paulocon  21 Jul 2009
Continued our circuit of Spelga Dam by crossing the stile on Slieve Muck and heading for Carn. The stroll down Muck gives superb views over to the higher Mournes and it's a relatively easy pull up to the top of Carn. The cliff-face of Slieve Muck looks very imposing from the summit of Carn. Seeing a rapidly approaching rain-shower, we quickly donned the rain-gear and made our way towards Ott. Linkback:
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Geo on Carn Mountain, 2010
by Geo  6 Mar 2010
Nice gentle start to a Saturday circuit in the Mournes. From Ott car park up the Ott track to the stile between Slieve Lough Shannagh and Carn mountain. No navigation difficulties despite low cloud at first, save for remnants of snow patches which at times hid the track. Once the wall is reached at the stile it's a simple turn right and walk generally southerly to the summit. From there we crossed over the wall to continue on to Slieve Muck. By now the cloud was clearing and blue skies were giving us a pep in our step. Linkback:
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