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Carntogher Hill Carn Tóchair A name in Irish
(Ir. Carn Tóchair [DUPN], 'cairn of the causeway') Derry County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 464m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C79642 06091
Place visited by 41 members. Recently by: eejaymm, trostanite, LorraineG, Wilderness, sperrinlad, MichaelG55, susanc, Ulsterpooka, sandman, jlbrooke, Peter Walker, chalky, killyman1, seanmck, darky
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Longitude: -6.759491, Latitude: 54.896134 , Easting: 279642, Northing: 406091 Prominence: 138m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 679573 906078,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crntgh, 10 char: Carntogher
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

The causeway referred to may be that mentioned in Táin Bó Cuailnge. Conchobar, King of Ulster, sends his son throughout the kingdom to rouse the warriors to battle. He passed across a causeway before arriving in the valley of Dungiven. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 148-49) for details of the festive assembly on Carntogher.   Carntogher is the 676th highest place in Ireland. Carntogher is the second most easterly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area.

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On the first occasion I climbed this hill I did s .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
Sperrin outlier wth long views .. by slemish   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
Carntogher is litte more than a bump on the long .. by gerrym   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carntogher in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
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eflanaga on Carntogher, 2007
by eflanaga  25 Oct 2007
Carntogher punches much more than its weight in terms of view and scenery available from its broad grassy top. Breathtaking views SE over the Lough Neagh basin and onwards to the Mournes, NE towards the Antrim Hills, North beyond Binevenagh & Lough Foyle towards the Innishowen hills in distant view, NW Donegal's western peaks beckon invitingly, while immediately west the Sperrins await your footsteps. Their is a 9k waymarked route (and a shorter one) called 'The Carntogher Way' which has a number of interesting, and rather helpfully signed, historical artefacts on its route. Carntogher is translated on an information board (at a layby near a bridge over the Pollan Water river) as 'burial mound of the raised pathway' which is more or less as Paul translates it above. Much of the Stone Age summit cairn named 'Carn Mullaigh ón Chlochaois' (? 'summit cairn of the aged/old stone) is dated circa 3000-4000 BC on the summit signpost. My translation is probably wrong but Paul Tempan will put me right I'm sure. Apart from the summit cairn, which is mostly covered by the abundant grass there is another cairn called the 'Immigrant's Cairn' below the summit and further down the route there is a bronze age 'cist grave' at the side of the track. A relatively easy walk which should only take a couple of hours dependent upon how long you spend viewing the artefacts or taking in the splendid views. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/567/comment/2874/
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In answer to your questions, Éamonn, Carn Mullaig .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
Here's a picture of the bronze age 'cist grave' w .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
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