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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: Carn Lough from the southern slopes
 
Simple ascent to fine summit.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  26 Nov 2013
From the south, drive through the village of Letterbarrow and continue for a mile or two till you come to the local soccer pitch. Turn left (signposted Disert Graveyard) and then right where there’s room to park on a grassy verge at G 882 869 A. Head up the track and pass an abandoned farmhouse, continue over a ditch into open hillside in a NNW direction. The slope is relatively easy going for about 1km, although quite boggy in parts. The final couple of hundred metres ascent is quite steep, and finishes with a large rocky outcrop marking the summit. You will also find a metal cross atop a metal box, which contains a visitors book! Return the way you came, for a round trip of 2 hours. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/409/comment/5168/
 
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