Carnaween 521m mountain, Bluestack Mountains Ireland at
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Carnaween Mountain Carn na nÉan A name in Irish
(Ir. Carn na nÉan [SOD*], 'cairn of the birds') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Mylonitic Bedrock

Height: 521m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G87597 89146
Place visited by 58 members. Recently by: Grumbler, eoghancarton, Peter Walker, eryri, mountainmike, Cobhclimber, melohara, sandilandsn, liz50, millsd1, Reeks2011, Geo, Lauranna, johncromie, Aidy
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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)

Unless Carnaween is a spelling error for Carnaneen, it does not seem to match with the Irish form Carn na nÉan.   Carnaween is the 502nd highest place in Ireland.

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Simple ascent to fine summit. .. by group   (Show all for Carnaween)
Last Sunday I saw Elvis on Carnaween. Read on, un .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Carnaween) Picture about mountain Carnaween in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking north through Carnaween's Summit Cross
eflanaga on Carnaween, 2007
by eflanaga  21 Feb 2007
From Silver Hill's second and smaller cairn IG90694 91376 B I took a bearing of 256 degrees to take me to Cullaghacro Top (476m) a little short of 2k to the southwest. The descent of Silver Hill, as for it's ascent, posed little difficulty. I then made for the clear green swathe which climbs Cullaghacro's eastern slope and found once I had negotiated a few peat hags and the fence at it's base that this was the easiest route of ascent. From Cullaghacro IG89582 90902 C I veered off my initial route and took a bearing of 243 degrees over a spot height IG89494 90761 D, crossing over to, and contouring around the northern slopes of Meenacloghspar (climbed on outward leg), in order to avoid loosing unnecessary height. Passing the windfarm I crossed another fence and made my way laboriously through another wet peat hag strewn area. Eventually, as height was gained the ground firmed up and having passed Miley's Lough IG88477 89755 E & a large crag I began to swing around to the northern spur leading up to Carnaween. A couple of relatively new, and well made, styles facilitated crossing of the now, seemingly compulsory fences. Carnaween's rugged outline can be best appreciated on this approach. Having gained the ridge I slipped around the heights and approached the summit cairn with its small Celtic style metal cross from the north. From the summit IG87597 89158 F more spectacular views such those described so eloquently by GerryM below awaited. The descent of Carnaween's southern/southeastern aspect is hindered by some pretty precipitous cliffs although I did find a relatively easy route with a little scrambling to the east side of these. There follows on last fence to negotiate then a steep drop on a bearing of 119 to a and a lane (not shown on map). A small bridge and gate and short climb up on to the main track brought me quickly back to my starting point and the car. A very enjoyable walk which took 3.5 hours with only one very short stop. Linkback:
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(See Silver Hill for first part of walk) From Sil .. by gerrym   (Show all for Carnaween)
Approaching Carnaween from the west, Cloghmeen Hi .. by simon3   (Show all for Carnaween)
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