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Ballyhoura Mountains Area , W: Carron Subarea
Feature count in area: 12, by county: Limerick: 11, Cork: 1, OSI/LPS Maps: 73, EW-G
Highest Place: Seefin Mountain West Top 528m

Starting Places (16) in area Ballyhoura Mountains:
Annaslinga, Ardpatrick, Ballinlyna Bridge, Barrabunocka Bridge, Combaun Woods CP, Darby's Bed, Darragh House, Farahy River, Galbally, Glenanair Bridge, Greenwood, Kilfinane Motte, Lissantrelick Paradise Hill, Seefin Mountain Loop Car Park, Sheehan's Glen, Thomastown Wood

Summits & other features in area Ballyhoura Mountains:
Cen: Kilfinnane: Fear Breagach 369m, Keale Mountain 361.8m
E: Ballyarthur: Ballyarthur Hill 353.3m
N: Ballylanders: Slievereagh 464.5m
N: Galbally: Duntryleague Hill 278m
S: Ballyorgan: Carrigeenamronety 400.9m, Coolfree Mountain 436.8m, Seefin Mountain East Top 510m, Seefin Mountain West Top 528m, Seefin South-East Top 504m
W: Carron: Carron Mountain 446.7m, Little Carron 440.2m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Carron Mountain, 446.7m Hill Sliabh an Chairn A name in Irish,
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Ir. Sliabh an Chairn [logainm.ie], ‘mountain of the cairn’, Limerick County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Carron Mountain is the 744th highest place in Ireland. Carron Mountain is the most westerly summit in the Ballyhoura Mountains area.
Grid Reference R60749 17751, OS 1:50k mapsheet 73
Place visited by: 72 members, recently by: DeirdreM, Colin Murphy, garrettd, TippHiker, JohnRea, nolanlyn, Mugg, chelman7, dillonkdy, maryblewitt, sarahryanowen, John.geary, obrien116, cclair, scapania
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Longitude: -8.576228, Latitude: 52.310462, Easting: 160749, Northing: 117751, Prominence: 75m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 560707 617803,   Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn447, 10 char: CrnMntn447
Bedrock type: Red sandstone & some conglomerate, (Poulgrania Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: There is a substantial cairn at the summit.
Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/653/
Gallery for Carron Mountain (Sliabh an Chairn) and surrounds
Summary for Carron Mountain (Sliabh an Chairn): The most westerly Ballyhouras
Summary created by simon3, jackill 2015-07-19 10:26:11
            MountainViews.ie picture about Carron Mountain (<em>Sliabh an Chairn</em>)
Picture: From the south.
From the west park at A (R58178 18377) which is forest car park reached over a rough forest road from the public road. There is parking for at least 10 cars here. The OS 1:50k accurately shows tracks which you can follow to reach Carron and Little Carron. From the east park at Seefin Lp (R66277 16805) , however there is barely room to park one car here at the roadside. A better option might be to park at Seefin Lp (R66494 16799) and walk to the start. Follow the track up to Long mountain and Seefin and then down to join the Ballyhoura way. Follow the generally good track over the bog to Little Carron and then follow a good track west to the summit of Carron marked by a pile of stones. There are good views over the surrounding countryside.
Member Comments for Carron Mountain (Sliabh an Chairn)

Carron - access
by hivisibility 1 Jan 2013
For those who might like to experience an easier access to Corrin (especially as it’s brutally wet on the Ballyhoura Way between Seefin and Corrin at the minute!) one can access the loop walks in Ballinaboola wood, which is located on the road linking Ballyhea and Ardpatrick. ( Shee Gl (R575 186) ). If coming from Cork turn right at Ballyhea church and continue on for approx 2.2 miles, watch out for the wood on the right,signposted Ballyhoura Way. From Ardpatrick it’s a longer spin, pass straight through 3 crossroads and the trail will be shortly after the third crossroads on your left.
There are 2 car parks available, with plenty room for cars. On the roadside, or if you prefer, you can drive up the trail to an upper park which is bigger approx 5 minutes up. Personally I prefer to park at roadside.
Once parked continue straight up the trail until you meet the Ballyhoura Way coming from your right. ( B (R583 181) ). From here all you have to do is to follow the yellow Ballyhoura Way markers which lead all the way up, until you reach the col between Corrin and little Corrin at C (R607 178) . The Ballyhoura Way now switches left but Corrin summit is less than 3 minutes on your right.
The route is mostly forest track but good walking boots would be handy for the final segment as it’s a bit wet there at the moment. T o return simply retrace your steps. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/653/comment/14896/
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Stop digging!!
by hivisibility 2 Jan 2014
Could whoever is digging a hole on top of Corrin peak please stop. Was there last July and there was a bare scratching there then but yesterday there's a fully fledged pit with stones erected around the edge to provide shelter and a spar across to provide seating. It's remained pristine for decades leave it alone!! And take your rubbish with you!! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/653/comment/15296/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Carron Mountain (<em>Sliabh an Chairn</em>)
Picture: Limerick from Carron
jackill on Carron Mountain
by jackill 21 Aug 2007
After Little Carron I continued on the Ballyhoura way to Carron. The summit of this mountain is marked by a large cairn, this summit is about 300 meters from the co-ordinates given here.
There are pleasent views over the plains of Limerick to the north and west to the highlands of Kerry. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/653/comment/2803/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Carron Mountain (<em>Sliabh an Chairn</em>)
enoonan on Carron Mountain
by enoonan 18 Apr 2008
The walk from Little Carron to Carron mountain is very short and only takes a matter of minutes. The views from Carron mountain however are fantastic. I was lucky to have been there on a very clear day which gave me visibility all the way to Killarney. Brilliant. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/653/comment/3045/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Carron Mountain (<em>Sliabh an Chairn</em>)
Summit cairn
by Colin Murphy 9 Jan 2023
Access to Carron is via a maze of forest trails leading to a narrower, rougher and steeper track that leads off from main forest road at D (R60019 17999) . This continues all the way to the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/653/comment/23790/
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