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.
Little Carron, 440.2mHill
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For origin of name, see Carron Mountain., Limerick County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Little Carron is the 769th highest place in Ireland. Little Carron is the second most westerly summit in the Ballyhoura Mountains area.
Grid Reference R61539 17335,
OS 1:50k mapsheet 73 Place visited by: 73members, recently by: westside, annem, jollyrog, Krzysztof_K, Cunn2000, Deise-Man, jlk, DeirdreM, Colin Murphy, garrettd, TippHiker, JohnRea, nolanlyn, Mugg, chelman7
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Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Ltl440, 10 char: LtlCrn Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/662/
Gallery for Little Carron and surrounds
for Little Carron :
Flattish summit, good tracks and telecom masts.
Summary created by simon3, jackill
An option from the east is to 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 A (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.
From the west park at B (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.
There is quite a large mast and buildings near the summit which has extensive bike damage.
The walk to Little Carron began for me at Seefin Lp (R66277 16805)
The is barely room to park one car here at the roadside. A better option might be to park at A (R66494 16799) and walk to the start.
I followed the track up to Long mountain and Seefin and the down to join the Ballyhoura way.
I then followed the generally good track over the bog to Little Carron.
There is quite a large mast and buildings near the summit and these certainly take from the little view that there is. The area is also very damaged by bikers. I met 2 different groups of bikers near the summit. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/662/comment/2802/
enoonan on Little Carron
18 Apr 2008
Starting at the Greenwood car park (C (R657 184)) I looped around the Blackrock to the west of Seefin where I met the Ballyhoura way. I followed this across the heather to Little Carron and then headed onto Carron Mountain. On the way to Little Carron you pass a large radio/telecommunications mast. The area around this was badly cut up by offroad activities. The weather was brilliant which made the walk all that better. As the weather was so good when standing on the top of Carron Mountain I could see all the way west to the MacGuillycuddy's Reeks. The return route took me back to the just after the radio mast and then I took to the forestry tracks on the way back to Seefin, passing the fitness trail, and then headed for Long mountain and down to the car park. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/662/comment/3044/
Simple to reach from its sister summit.
by Colin Murphy
9 Jan 2023
This is usually bagged via the main Carron summit, from where it will take you approximately 15 minutes to walk along a good track. Unfortunately the top is crowned by some horrible masts and a building. The actual highpoint is a mound of heather about 50m to the NW just off the track. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/662/comment/23791/