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

Height: 464m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C79643 06089
Place visited by 46 members. Recently by: DavidHoy, LorraineG60, wicklore, mallymcd, eamonoc, Fergalh, trostanite, LorraineG, Wilderness, sperrinlad, MichaelG55, susanc, Ulsterpooka, sandman, jlbrooke
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Longitude: -6.759461, Latitude: 54.896098 , Easting: 279643, Northing: 406089 Prominence: 138m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 679575 906074,   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 679th 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)
 
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
Picture: View west towards the high Sperrins from Carntogher summit
 
Sperrin outlier wth long views
by slemish  20 Aug 2010
Carntogher is a hill I had been meaning to climb for a very long time as I can see it on my daily commute. It doesn't look like much from afar but as others have suggested, it punches well above its weight in terms of views. I parked at the car park on the Tirkane road from Maghera (819045 H). From here the stony track ascends all the way up to the Emigrant's Cairn and is well signposted by waymarkers. The track became somewhat muddier above 350m due to the recent wet weather which made the going tougher. It was however a beautiful day with excellent visibility. On reaching the Emigrant's cairn you turn right to ascend the last steep rocky section up to the 464m summit. This part of the hill is known locally as 'the Snout'. Beware of hidden drainage ditches on the summit, one of which I managed to fall into but no damage done luckily. It was incredibly windy on the summit but the long views held my attention. Carntogher's position on the outskirts of the Sperrins gives it an unrestricted 360 degree panorama. I won't go into massive detail but just say that most of Northern Ireland is visible - the Antrim hills, Lough Neagh, the Belfast hills, the Mournes, the Donegal hills and the higher Sperrins. Sawel in particular looked incredibly high from here. I was surprised to be able to clearly make out the distinctive profiles of Muckish, Errigal and the Aghlas to the NW. The hills of Islay were just visible across the North Channel to the left of Knocklayd. I drank in the views for some time enjoying the sunshine before returning via the track back to the car. A wonderful walk and a hill I'm sure I will return to in the future. Total trip - about 1 and a half hours. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/567/comment/6037/
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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)
 
Here's a picture of the bronze age 'cist grave' w .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Carntogher)
 
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