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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)
 
Carntogher punches much more than its weight in t .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
In answer to your questions, Éamonn, Carn Mullaig .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carntogher in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cist Grave on the Carntogher Way
 
eflanaga on Carntogher, 2007
by eflanaga  25 Oct 2007
Here's a picture of the bronze age 'cist grave' which is on the Carntogher Way route. The signpost plaque beside it reads 'Tuama ón Ré - Chré Umha - (circa 1500 BC). Now as far as I can tell Chré Umha = Bronze age, while Tuama = tomb or grave, while if memory serves Ré is literally translated as 'era' - Era-Tomb? 'Old Tomb' ? - Need help with that one Paul, please! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/567/comment/2875/
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