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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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Carnavaddy Hill Carn an Mhadaidh A name in Irish (Ir. Carn an Mhadaidh [LL], 'cairn of the dog') Louth County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Undifferentiated, or layered gabbro 1-4 Bedrock

Height: 475m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 36 Grid Reference: J11309 13836
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Longitude: -6.301285, Latitude: 54.062418 , Easting: 311309, Northing: 313836 Prominence: 80m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 711202 813921,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crnvdy, 10 char: Carnavaddy
Bedrock type: Undifferentiated, or layered gabbro 1-4, (Layered Gabbro)

The summit cairn is indicated as an antiquity on the Discovery map but the summit itself is nameless. The name Carnavaddy is given on the Táin Way map guide. Carrickrawor (An Chreig Ramhar [LL]), Slievetrasna, Slievestucan and the Castle are marked as satellite peaks or slopes of this mountain. Corrakit (Corr an Chait) is a townland to the east, on the north side of the Windy Gap. [OSI]   Carnavaddy is the 650th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Carnavaddy (<i>Carn an Mhadaidh</i>) in area Cooley Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Carnavaddy from Feede Mountain to the west
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, Trailtrekker, paddyhillsbagger, wicklore  27 Apr 2015
The most popular approach to this hill by locals is from the West, parking at either J09410 13490 starA or J0919014294 starB. There are tracks leading up the Poc Fada route (the yellow stones) and it can approached directly or by taking in Clermont Cairn first.

From the south there is room for one car at J134 117 starC along the minor road to the SE of Carnavaddy. Cross the stile here and follow the Tain Way trail across the open hillside until it ends at a T-Junction. Turn right and follow another trail to the base of the slope up to the summit of Carnavaddy.

From the north, Carnavaddy can be approached via Clermont Carn. A minor road crosses the saddle between Clermont Carn NE Top and Clermont Carn at J 102 163 starD. Another minor road leads from the saddle up to Clermont Carn, from which there is a distinct broad track running directly to Carnavaddy. There are a number of wet areas to be negotiated. This leg of the walk is approx 2.5K, necessitating some long drops and equally long rises on to spot heights IJ 10434 15374 starE & IJ 10674 14847 starF.

From the East, Carnavaddy can be accessed from the Long Womans Grave at J130138 starG. There is parking for 6 cars at this spot. Tracks lead up the steep but short climb gaining the shoulder of the hill where the walking trail guides you to the summit.

Carnavaddy is home to a huge cairn, reputedly the burial place of Bran, Fionn mac Cumhaill's faithful hound. Linkback:
A Legends Playground .. by Trailtrekker   (Show all for Carnavaddy (Carn an Mhadaidh))
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From Clermont Cairn (see for previous stage of wa .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Carnavaddy (Carn an Mhadaidh))
We climbed Carnavaddy and Clermont Carn on an Oct .. by denise-vosges   (Show all for Carnavaddy (Carn an Mhadaidh))
I know this mountain as Carnawaddy, and as far as .. by val jones   (Show all for Carnavaddy (Carn an Mhadaidh))
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