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Carnaween Mountain Carn an Mhaoin A name in Irish
Ir. Carn an Mhaoin [Seaghán ‘ac Meanman], 'cairn of the hero’ Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Mylonitic Bedrock

Height: 521m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G87597 89146
Place visited by 61 members. Recently by: ilenia, eamonoc, arderincorbett, Grumbler, eoghancarton, Peter Walker, eryri, mountainmike, Cobhclimber, melohara, sandilandsn, liz50, millsd1, Reeks2011, Geo
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Longitude: -8.193347, Latitude: 54.750065 , Easting: 187597, Northing: 389146 Prominence: 166m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 587552 889133,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crnwn, 10 char: Carnaween
Bedrock type: Mylonitic, (Tectonic schist)

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 500th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carnaween in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Stormy weather over the Bluestacks.
 
Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
by Aidy  14 Jan 2017
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong wind and heavy showers, sometimes turning to hail. I was trying a new poncho type thing as a waterproof cover that I hoped would be a quick way of protecting my camera and bag etc as well as myself, and it worked well until I got to the summit where the wind was so strong it completely tore it to shreds! On the face of it, it should have been a miserable enough experience,, but it was actually a brilliant walk. Carnaween presents a shapely profile from nearby summits, and despite the boggy ground, the rocky nature of the top is impressive. There are magnificent views into the rest of the Bluestacks and towards the coast, and the stormy weather and passing showers only added drama to the views. I was well rewarded for venturing out in bad conditions. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/409/comment/18796/
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