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Donegal NW Area , N: Gweedore Subarea
Feature count in area: 8, all in Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11
Highest Place: Tievealehid 429m

Starting Places (10) in area Donegal NW:
Altawinny Bay Road, An Chúirt Hotel, Cnoc Fola Carpark, Crockadillisk Bend, Crocknaneeve SouthWest, Cruit Golf Pier, Glasagh Road, Glassagh Beach, Procklis Lough, Teach Dixon

Summits & other features in area Donegal NW:
N: Gweedore: Moylemore (Owey Island) 102m, Carntreena 425m, Bloody Foreland 314m, Crocknaneeve 155.9m, Tievealehid 429m
S: Trawenagh: Croaghegly 245m, Trusklieve 175m
W: Arranmore: Cluidaniller West Top (Aranmore) 227m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Carntreena, 425m Hill Carn Traonach A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Carn Traonach [OSI], perhaps 'cairn of corncrakes'), Donegal County in Ulster province, in Carn Lists, Carn Traonach is the second highest hill in the Donegal NW area and the 830th highest in Ireland. Carn Traonach is the most easterly summit in the Donegal NW area.
Grid Reference B88839 25192, OS 1:50k mapsheet 1
Place visited by: 22 members, recently by: kernowclimber, Colin Murphy, Wilderness, mcrtchly, eamonoc, dregish, markmjcampion, finkey86, madfrankie, osullivanm, simon3, sandman, Fergalh, Terry-Parker, Lucky1
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Longitude: -8.175509, Latitude: 55.073914, Easting: 188839, Northing: 425192, Prominence: 70m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 588791 925175
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)
Notes on name: See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 140-42) for details of the festive assembly on Carn Traonach and Cnoc na Bealtaine.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn425, 10 char: Carntreena

Gallery for Carntreena (Carn Traonach) and surrounds
Summary for Carntreena (Carn Traonach): Long walk, great views.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2023-08-21 15:51:34
   picture about Carntreena (<em>Carn Traonach</em>)
Picture: The large cairn atop Carntreena.
There is parking for several cars at the entrance to Cronalaght Windfarm. The entrance to the windfarm is gated, but there is a pedestrian gate allowing access for walkers. Proceed up the tarred access road for 2km, taking you to the unlisted Cronalagh hill. Veer NE then for another 2km, at first losing some height and then slowly gaining it again, crossing multiple large peat hag areas along the way. At point A (B87695 25489) turn directly east another 1km up the gently rising slope, taking you to the high point, which is marked by a large cairn.
Member Comments for Carntreena (Carn Traonach)

   picture about Carntreena (<em>Carn Traonach</em>)
Picture: Blossoming forth
View in a million
by Colin Murphy 16 Aug 2022
Descending from Carntreena or Tievealehid towards Gweedore, you are rewarded on a fine day with perhaps one of the finest views of iconic Errigal to be had - especially if the summer wildflowers are in bloom. Linkback:
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Picture: View East to the Donegal Highlands from the summit of Carntreena ( Carn Traonach)
Harry Goodman on Carntreena
by Harry Goodman 17 Oct 2009
I climbed Carntreena (Carn Traonach) on 30 July as part of a circuit of Tievealehid (Taobh an Leithid). It has a bald, stoney, rounded top, with an expansive summit cairn and a fantastic panorama of the Donegal Highlands to the East. About 200 metres to the NNW of the large summit cairn is a small cairned rockey outcrop which is also worth a visit. To anyone wanting to climb this hill I would commend a round which includes the other nearby tops of Malaidh na Leacht and Tievealehid (Taobh an Leithid) starting at the access road to the Wind Farm on Malaidh na Leacht Map Ref. Cúirt Ht (B855 227). A shorter and more direct approach can of course be made from some point along the N56 which runs S to N to the E of the hill. Linkback:
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three5four0 on Carntreena
by three5four0 26 Oct 2009
Quite a fantastic view point for the sweep of hills from Muckish to Errigal. Got here following another one of Harry Goodman's excellent routes, and despite my attempts to drink Donegal dry of Guinness for my birthday the night before. Only regret was it was too windy to put the tripod up for the xpan. Linkback:
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