Carn Mountain 585.2m mountain, Mourne Mountains Ireland at
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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 Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 585.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J28821 25991
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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 325th highest place in Ireland.

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Straightforward ascent. .. by group   (Show all for Carn Mountain)
Horses did neigh, and dying men did groan and gho .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Carn Mountain)
My approach to Carn was from Doan. I left Doan an .. by wicklore   (Show all for Carn Mountain)
While it seems most skip from Ott to Slieve Lough .. by darrenf   (Show all for Carn Mountain) Picture about mountain Carn Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The ascent to Carn’s summit.
pablo_diablo on Carn Mountain, 2005
by pablo_diablo  16 Jun 2005
The hike up Carn Mountain was enjoyable—even though it wasn’t the summit we planned to climb at the outset. The original idea was to go up Slieve Muck by the route suggested in Paddy Dillon’s 'The Mournes'; unfortunately the course was so waterlogged that it became more frustrating than it was worth. After some backtracking, we then moved toward Carn...

At the very beginning we started from the Banns Road and followed it to the Mourne Wall. After a short distance, the wall diverges in two directions – one heading up the steep side of Muck (this is the route Dillon suggests, and the one we eventually abandoned), the other toward Carn. The ascent to the mountain is moderate with one particularly steep, but short, section where the wall meets Miners Hole River. As usual, the wall is a perfect guide to the summit. As mentioned in a previous comment, the summit of Carn would be a good stepping stone to Muck (just follow the branch of the wall that goes west / south along the ridge).

On our descent from Carn, we followed the wall north toward Slieve Loughshannagh. Upon reaching the stile at Loughshannagh’s base, we took the track that heads down between Lough Shannagh and Doan. Though the OS map shows that the path nearly reaches the Bencrom River, we found it disappeared into the boggy flats around the Lough (however, it was quite wet the past week, so maybe the track is more evident when it’s dry?). We picked our way slowly through a boggy patch toward the cement shelter (where the Shannagh River meets the lough), and then eventually found a firmer track that merged with Banns Road. We took the road back to the small car park where we began.

The views on the route are great... the descent we took from Carn offered a good vista of Lough Shannagh, Binnian, and especially Doan. It may not be the most difficult hike in the Mournes, but satisfying due to the views and access it offers to other summits. Trackback:
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The ascent to Carn is easy enough. My favourite a .. by Alex92   (Show all for Carn Mountain)
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