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Ballyhoura Mountains Area , S: Ballyorgan 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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Carrigeenamronety, 400.9m Hill Carraigín na mBróinte A name in Irish,
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, Limerick County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Carrigeenamronety is the 947th highest place in Ireland. Carrigeenamronety is the most southerly summit in the Ballyhoura Mountains area.
Grid Reference R70097 16008, OS 1:50k mapsheet 73
Place visited by: 75 members, recently by: jlk, westside, jollyrog, annem, garrettd, Krzysztof_K, Colin Murphy, JohnRea, TippHiker, Taisce, chelman7, cclair, Stephblewitt, maryblewitt, sarahryanowen
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.439007, Latitude: 52.295393, Easting: 170098, Northing: 116009, Prominence: 225.9m,  Isolation: 2.8km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 570054 616061
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg701, 10 char: Crgnmrnty

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Summary for Carrigeenamronety (Carraigín na mBróinte): A summit with a visitors book
Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill, sandman 2023-02-06 16:49:41
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Picture: A sunken trig pillar marks summit.
Park at the forestry entrance at A (A (R70274 16868)), room for 5 cars Walk along forestry roads turning right at a Y junction and then keep left at a T junction following a track to meet up with the Darragh Hills Loop Walk now turning right up hill to the summit. The summit is a distinctive, large, rocky, conglomorate outcrop which sits on old Red Sandstone. Carrigeenamronety is also of note because of the large population on the rare Killarney Fern that grows on its slopes. It is a protected species listed in the EU habitats directive and the Flora protection order of 1999.
An alternative, more direct although steeper route is to walk along the forest road from A for 100m to point B (R70492 16796), watching on the right for a track leading west at an acute angle to the track, which will take you into the woods (the track is way marked). Continue up through the trees for about 150m (no obstacles) and then swing directly south, continuing up steeper ground again though the trees emerging at C (R70273 16475) onto a narrowish track that climbs daily steeply for about 600m. At D (R70294 16066), turn SW for the last 200m gentle climb to the summit.
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Picture: Biscuit tin with the Galtys
jackill on Carrigeenamronety
by jackill 4 Sep 2007
Carrigeenamronety (or should it be Kilcruaig?) is easily accessed from the forestry entrance at A (A (R70274 16868)). It is an easy walk along forestry tracks to gain the summit a distinctive, large, rocky, conglomorate outcrop which sits on old Red Sandstone. Carrigeenamronety is also of note because of the large population on the rare Killarney Fern the grows on its slopes a protected species listed in the EU habitats directive and the Flora protection order of 1999. This is the first mountain I have ever been to with a Visitors book. I seems to have been put there by a Sean Maloney. Browsing through the book it seems quite a few people make the journey to this summit.Its housed in a biscuit tin but Sean might like to know that all the biscuits are now gone so I was left hungry. Linkback:
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Picture: Parking at Castlegale sign
One for all the family
by acorn 16 Aug 2013
Kids will love this one. An easy(ish) walk, a visitors book and a geocache.

Plenty parking at A (R70274 16868). The brown Castlegale Hillfort sign will guide you. After passing through the barrier watch out for a loopwalk post on the right with red, blue and purple arrows, approx 130m. I passed it out and only noticed it when I turned back. You are now following the loop walk arrows in reverse! Head uphill through the trees for 150m to the next post where the signed path swings left to ascend through the forestry beside a mossy bank. Follow the posts and you will come to a stile on the right at the highest point of the walk. Once over the stile follow the worn path 200m to the little trig point. Watch out for slippery tree roots on descent. Linkback:
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Picture: May 2010 - looking east towards Castle Gale and beyond to Galtees and Knockmealdowns.
Alternative route
by aniedolini 7 Feb 2011
There is an alternative but slightly more challenging route to the summit. Walk a short distance from the entrance (on north side) along the forest track, looking out for a post displaying a red? arrow pointing right. Follow this along a forest path, which soon begins to climb steeply, continuing up to the summit. Castle Gale (to the east) can also be accessed by continuing along the track passing the north side of the summit and following a path in a south easterly direction - see photo. Good views of north Cork, south east Limerick, south west Tipperary and west Waterford. Linkback:
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Picture: Carrigeenamronety known locally as Kilcruig
Our closest climb
by paddyobpc 25 Jan 2017
Just 10 to 15 minutes outside Kildorrery is Kilcruig also known as Carrigeenamronety. We climb this mountain quite often and both my children Rachel and Dillon walk to the trig with me many times during the year and really enjoy writing in the diary at the top. Although a fairly short walk, because of the numerous visits, this mountain is definitely responsible for keeping them fit and resulting in them being able to take on the challenge of pretty much any other mountain in the country. Both of them would have first walked to the top of Carrigeenamronety while still only 3 years of age.
Starting at A (R70274 16868) watch for the brown Castlegale Hillfort sign, take the gentle route through the forestry road as described by jackill or the more difficult (great training for the legs) but quicker route described by Acorn. We completed the quicker route on New Years Day 2017 and were back at the car in less than an hour after spending about 20 minutes at the top. My phone app measured a height gain of 166m for this route and the distance up and back was 2.8Km.
Alternatively for a longer walk, park in Darragh and follow the Darragh-hills-loops ( which includes Castle Gale (Carrighenry) and Kilcruig (Carrigeenamronety).
For such a short walk you will enjoy brilliant views and on top of both mountains why not put your name in the diary to record your visit.
Check out where this early mountain training took Dillon; at 9 years old he had climbed the County High Points of all 32 Counties of Ireland. Check out Dillon’s website at Linkback:
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There are biscuits again
by thomas_g 19 Apr 2013
I took the opportunity to put a chocolate biscuit in the biscuit box today in case Jackill is visiting again. I also found a geo-cache hidden near the trig point (they got a biscuit too).
it's a lovely view for very little effort.
Follow the looped walk markers for a very quick and direct way back down. Linkback:
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