Carnaween 521m mountain, Bluestack Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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CarnaweenMountainCarn an Mhaoin A name in Irish Ir. Carn an Mhaoin [Seaghán ‘ac Meanman], 'cairn of the hero’DonegalCounty in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Mylonitic Bedrock
Height:521mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11Grid Reference: G87597 89146 Place visited by 60 members. Recently by: eamonoc, arderincorbett, Grumbler, eoghancarton, Peter Walker, eryri, mountainmike, Cobhclimber, melohara, sandilandsn, liz50, millsd1, Reeks2011, Geo, Lauranna I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
The hero referred to in the name Carn an Mhaoin is Diarmuid Ó Duibhne, a well-known character in the Fionn Cycle of tales. There is a local tradition of climbing this peak on the first Sunday in June, known as "Lá Charn an Mhaoin". This information comes from the writings of Seaghán ‘ac Meanman of Glenties (1886 – 1962). Many thanks to Ciarán Ó Duibhín for drawing our attention to this. Go raibh mile maith agat, a Chiaráin! This peak is in the townland of Disert (par. of Inver) and is named Craig on the 1st edition OS 6” map.
Carnaween is the 502nd highest place in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/409/