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Cooley Mountains Area   N: Cooley North Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 29, 36 
Highest place:
Slieve Foye, 589m
Maximum height for area: 589 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 494 metres,

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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 Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Microgranite with granophyric texture Bedrock

Height: 510m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29&36A Grid Reference: J09909 15758
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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 531st highest place in Ireland. Clermont Carn is the second most westerly summit in the Cooley Mountains area.

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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 starA). 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: Looking across Carlingford Lough to Warrenpoint and the Mournes behind
dr_banuska on Clermont Carn, 2009
by dr_banuska  14 Jul 2009
Clermont Carn was the 4th summit in my multi-summit hike from Anglesey to Carnavaddy. Coming from nearby and uninspiring Black Mountain NE Top it's just a quick scramble over to the welcome sight of the minor road that runs past the masts, a road that also forms part of the popular Táin Way. I didn't feel at all guilty about walking straight up the road to the summit - witnessing a couple of cars driving up, I felt a sense of achievement and indeed superiority having walked from sea level at Cornamucklagh! Incidentally this was the only of the five peaks where I met other people; not surprisingly it seems to get a lot of people driving up to the masts to enjoy the excellent panoramic views. Luckily I didn't see much of the anti-social element that others have alluded to, although there was quite a bit of rubbish about. The views are indeed impressive: apart from the view south east to Slieve Foye, there's a great view across Carlingford Lough to Warrenpoint and the Mournes behind. Also, as with the lower peak of Clermont, this is a great spot to appreciate the beauty of the Ring of Gullion. There is also an excellent view down to the busy M1 with Jonesborough village behind it. Finally, behind the masts and the cairn that gives the peak its name, there's a pleasant view to Dundalk and its Bay, with the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains far in the distance (I'm sure I was able to pick out the distinctive profile of Great Sugar Loaf, which I had also identifed from nearby Slieve Gullion). After admiring these fine views for a time, I continued onto Carnavaddy starting from the minor track that runs down from the back of the cairn. Linkback:
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simon3 on Clermont Carn, 2004
by simon3  25 Feb 2004
JB Whittow [Geology and Scenery in Ireland 1974] makes the point that from the Cooleys the Mournes appear differently to other views. “Slieve Donard (2,796 feet), does not dominate the remainder of the peaks to quite the same extent as it does when seen from Castlewellan or Newcastle, whilst the impressive summit of Slieve Binnian (2,449) can now be appreciated.” He went on to describe the “so-called Kingdom of Mourne which lies between the mountain summits and the sea” to the south of the High Mournes. Some of this area can be seen to the left of the picture. The water in front of this area is Carlingford Lough leading out to the Irish Sea, centre. On the skyline to the right is Slieve Foye, further east on the Cooley Peninsula.
The green mound directly in front of the camera is Clermont Carn. Linkback:
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soupie01 on Clermont Carn, 2004
by soupie01  8 Mar 2004
this is the view looking nw from the summit showing slieve gullion on the left, camlough lake in the centre and ballymacdermot mtn and calough mountain on the left, these pictures were taken on a clear day in feb 04 Linkback:
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Picture: looking back to Slieve Foye
gerrym on Clermont Carn, 2006
by gerrym  2 Jan 2006
Parked in Carlingford village with some difficulty due to number of visitors. Follow Tain way signs through the village, which has plenty old and new to explore. Turn right at church following signs, take turn right again which is not signposted! Climb steadily along quiet lane with views opening out over Carlingford Lough to the Mournes beyond. Take track off to the right, pass through a gate and then can either follow Tain Way to right or as I did continue straight ahead through ferns and network of sheep trails. Head for wooden cross on the hillside and then pass over Tain Way path straight uphill. At crest pick up track heading towards Slieve Foye which soon is climbing through rocky outcrops, the trig pillar comes into view perched high ahead on the rocks atop Slieve Foye and is reached 1.5 hours after starting.

Head NW along the rocky top, exploring the steep drops, rock outcrops and big views as go. There were a number of other walkers about, including a number of large groups, but could be easily avoided due to the nature of the top. Drop down off the hill to the W, past loughs and climb gently to the cairn on The Ravens Rock - great view of the serrated length of Slieve Foye. Continue NW droping down slighty and climbing to The Foxes Rock where can look ahead across the steep drop of Windy Gap to Black Mountain. Dropped steeply to the road intersection and climed onto the hillside beyond which has been blackened by fire. Views from Warrenpoint Harbour along Carlingford Lough and out to sea. There is a good track running along the hilltop, leading to the large burial cairn at the summit of Carnavaddy (475m), with good views back to Foxes and Ravens Rock and Slieve Foye. Can appreciate the fjord like quality of Carlingford from here and look ahead to Black Mountain backed by Slieve Gullion. As mentioned in other comments there are very obtrusive signs of off road vechiles using the hills here. Join the track climbing from the SW and follow to the summit which is dominated by the masts. There is an overgrown burial cairn which is dedicated on a plaque as a national monument. Views to Slieve Gullion and Camlough Mountain and S to Dundalk Bay, with beginnings of Wicklow Mtns just visible.

Drop downhill via the tarmac road, passing fairly new signs highlighting that off road vechiles are banned from the hills. Can cut out a switchback by continuing straight downhill to rejoin the road again. Continue following signs along the quiet backroads before a difficult stretch along the main road to Carlingford which is busy with no footpaths. Join trail entering the forest which rises up through the trees for a number of kilometres before dropping down again into the village of Carlingford. This is quite a long one, taking about 9 hours, but was a fantastic day which I thoroughly enjoyed. Linkback:
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Picture: The Mournes seen across Carlingford Lough from Clermont Carn
denise-vosges on Clermont Carn, 2008
by denise-vosges  19 Nov 2008
We climbed Clermont Carn together with Carnavaddy as part of a trip from Belfast combining train, cycle and foot. See Carnavaddy for route description. Linkback:
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