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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,

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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 642nd highest place in Ireland.

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Bran .. by group   (Show all for Carnavaddy (Carn an Mhadaidh)) Picture about mountain Carnavaddy (<i>Carn an Mhadaidh</i>) in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
A Legends Playground
by Trailtrekker  9 Mar 2012
Carnavaddy holds a special place in my heart, possibly because it was one of the first peaks I ever conquered, but more likely for the fact that I believe it provides one of the finest views in the Cooley mountains and can be part of a truly Legendary walk! Only one previous commentator has fleetingly referred to it, but this mountain plays an integral part in that most ancient of mountain sports, the poc fada. The yellow stones that many have mentioned, but none have explained, mark out the route of this great annual GAA event. The route starts in Annaverna, following the well marked track that features on the OS map up Clermont Cairn, before taking a sharp right turn to head for Carnavaddy. From here the route turns back down into the valley to form a triangular walk. The purists will no doubt pour scorn on this horrendous defacing of one of our hills. In this instance I think it can be justified, as they mark out the playground that Cuchullain himself once played in! They do effectively act as a way marking which I myself have followed in thick fog (Note: I will still always have map, compass and gps with me in case I somehow got lost).

My favourite route for this hill starts with parking up at J09410 13490 A. There is room for about three cars here, there has been a DNG sign outside this house for well over a year now, look out for it. From here you head for the track in front of you that goes over a small concrete bridge, you will cross a gate after about 200 metres before starting the ascent along a track to the right of a stone wall. As you rise you will notice a stream in a deep gully to your right and stone alignments in front of you with the smallest damn Dolmen I have ever seen! The area is worth a look, so head over and investigate. From here you are looking out for the yellow stones heading off in a south easterly direction, which you follow all the way to the summit. The route crosses a couple of gullies, the largest of which poses the entrants to the poc fada the particular quandary of lay up short, or try and carry it!

Once at the summit I will usually head for Clermont Cairn before following the track back down to Annaverna. I have covered this route in 2 hours 20 when travelling at a very strong pace, but 3 hours would be the average time for this anti clockwise reverse circuit of the poc fada.

Another good route over this hill, that has not been mentioned yet, is from Clermont Pass Bridge J118 154 H. Two cars needed for this route. Park up in area beside the bridge, enough room for a few cars. Cross the nearby stile and head across open country in a south westerly direction to the summit. From here follow the tracks in a south easterly direction to the edge of the forest and on to castle mountain, before rejoining the Tain way and descending down to a lumpars pub J 100 108 I, where I would recommend sampling some of the product from the local distillery. Linkback:
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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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