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Cooley/Gullion Area   Cooley Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 23, OSI/LPS Maps: 28, 29, 35, 36 
Highest place:
Slieve Foye, 589m
Maximum height for area: 589 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 494 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Clermont Carn Mountain Carnán Mhaighréid Náir A name in Irish
also Black Mountain an extra name in English
(Ir. Carnán Mhaighréid Náir [HU], 'cairn of noble Margaret') Louth County, in Arderin List, Microgranite with granophyric texture Bedrock

Height: 510m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29&36A Grid Reference: J09909 15758
Place visited by 227 members. Recently by: Pikes, Fenton, MichaelE, Grumbler, dregish, abcd, nupat, m0jla, nioclas, leonardt, briankelly, Lauranna, arderincorbett, Trigpoint100, Seamus-hills
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Longitude: -6.32153, Latitude: 54.07928 , Easting: 309909, Northing: 315758 Prominence: 312m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 709833 815765,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ClrmCr, 10 char: ClrmntCarn
Bedrock type: Microgranite with granophyric texture, (Granophyre)

Also known as Black Mountain [OSI]. The more common name, Clermont Carn, appeared on the old ½ map. This name records the association with Lord Clermont of Ravensdale, whose residence was Ravensdale Park in the early 19th century.   Clermont Carn is the 532nd highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Clermont Carn in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: From the north
500 mtrs and easy
Short Summary created by jackill  9 Jul 2011
Turn off the road at J102 163 A and drive up a telecommunications track.Room here for 10 cars. A short walk after parking your car next the summit masts. Linkback: Picture about mountain Clermont Carn in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
simon3 on Clermont Carn, 2004
by simon3  25 Feb 2004
This visualisation of Black Mountain also shows the rest of the high ground on the Cooley Peninsula. (It doesn’t show the roads running over the top or the masts though).

Claude Wall {Mountaineering in Ireland] calls this area the Cuailgne Mountains. He described a fine walk from Narrow Water ‘.. over Anglesey (1,353), Clermont (1,465), Clermont Carn [Black Mtn](1.674) and Carnavaddy (1,568) “the carn of the hound,” reputed burial place of Bran, the mastiff of Fionn MacCumhaill, to the Windy Gap.' Linkback:
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simon3 on Clermont Carn, 2004
by simon3  25 Feb 2004
The summit and surrounds of Black Mountain suffer visually from a number of things. The photo shows the telecommunications tower – to the right of the picture there is also a TV mast. The left of the picture shows a car which was burnt out . When I visited in Feb 2004 there were at least another 6 burnt out cars near the summit, one still smouldering right beside a forestry plantation. Attempts have been made by Louth County Council to limit damage by off-road vehicles which is also prevalent. Nevertheless this must be one of the most environmentally impoverished 500m summits in Ireland. It may be difficult to control due to the proximity of the summit to the main Dublin-Belfast road and the Border which is about 1500m away.

There is a megalithic cairn at the top known as Clermont Carn, just beyond the towers in the picture. Linkback:
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Picture: Clermont Cairn and Trig Point
tsunami on Clermont Carn, 2005
by tsunami  11 Jun 2005
They say that every picture tells a story. So we could be here for some time listening to this one! I've commented before on the problems on summits which are providing telecomunications access (see Slieve Croob). It's a terrible shame that past and present cannot co-exist in harmony. I felt compelled to take this photo showing the vandalism on Clermont Cairn - a direct result of the RTE monstrosity in the background. I didn't have a wide enough lense to capture the more recent transmitter slightly to the left. This trig point will unfortunately, probably never be repaired as they are yesterdays technology. On a more positive note, as you can see from the other photos on this page, Black Mountain is a wonderful view point. On clear days it is easy to see the Twelve Bens from the top of the cairn! An excellent days walk is to sart from Davies' pub on the Omeath road from Newry, and head uphill and west for the Flagstaff viewpoint, the view here is postcard perfect! Follow the road on round to Clontygora Court Grave and take the track uphill towards the summit of Anglesey Mountain (422m J105179 B). You're now in the perfect spot for a very enjoyable ridge walk over trhe seven peaks - Anglesey (422), Clermont (448), Black Mountain (508), Carrabane (475), The Foxes Rock (404), The Ravens Rock (457), The Eagles Rock (528) and Slieve Foye (579). End your journey in Carlingford, or if you're up to it continue along the Tain way back to Omeath. Linkback:
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Picture: Heading for Black Mountain.
mneary34 on Clermont Carn, 2005
by mneary34  29 Oct 2005
Continuing our route from Slieve Foye, we took a path through the October ferns just across the road and north of the car park at Windy Gap. Heading for Carnavaddy there is a climb for 150 metres across mixed terrain until a plateau is reached and then a long gradual rise to the first summit along the route to Black Mountain. From here on there is a pleasant path which was being used by mountain bikers which leads up and down to a further mini summit before Black Mountain is arrived at as shown in this photo which was taken at J 112 142 C. We enjoyed the wide angled views from the summit in the company of others who had the luxury of driving in cars all the way to the top. They were interested in our trip from Carlingford and offered us a lift back but at this stage our day was only half done. The trip back to Windy Gap was along much the same route as we came but we enjoyed the exellent views to Warrenpoint, Rostrevor and Carlingford Lough and also as we neared the gap we were able to select a homeward route along the southern slopes of Slieve Foy as visibilty was excellent at this stage. See return route to Carlingford village on Slieve Foye webpage. Linkback:
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Picture: Warrenpoint and Rostrevor
mneary34 on Clermont Carn, 2005
by mneary34  28 Oct 2005
The views from the Cooleys must be amongst the best from any mountains in Ireland. This photo taken from near the summit of Black Mountain shows Warrenpoint, Rostrevor and Carlingford Lough. Linkback:
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