; Clogrennan Hill 336m hill, South Midlands Slievemargy Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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South Midlands Area   Slievemargy Subarea
Place count in area: 31, OSI/LPS Maps: 53, 54, 55, 59, 60, 61, 66, 67, 68, 74 
Highest place:
Slievenamon, 720.2m
Maximum height for area: 720.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 711 metres,

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Clogrennan Hill Hill Cnoc Chloch Grianáin A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Cnoc Chloch Grianáin [PDT], 'hill of Cloch Grianáin or
stone of the sunny spot')
Laois County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Feldspathic quartzitic sandstone Bedrock

Height: 336m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 61 Grid Reference: S66881 74090
Place visited by 36 members. Recently by: Pepe, conormcbandon, TommyV, finkey86, melohara, TommyMc, mountainmike, ei7kh, chalky, jlk, FilHil, eannanilamhna, wwwalker, Fergalh, eamonoc
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Longitude: -7.008851, Latitude: 52.814007 , Easting: 266881, Northing: 174090 Prominence: 271m,  Isolation: 11.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 666815 674130,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ClgrHl, 10 char: ClgrnnHil
Bedrock type: Feldspathic quartzitic sandstone, (Clay Gall Sandstone Formation)

This is the highest point in Slieve Margy. The name Clogrennan Hill does not appear on OS maps but is confirmed by sources such as Richard Griffith's Geological and Mining Report on the Leinster Coal District (1814), which states that the River Dinan has its source near the summit of Clogrennan-Hill. Clogrenan is a townland straddling the Laois/Carlow border and also a district. On the summit plateau is also Rossmore Bog, Rossmore being a townland in the parish of Killeshin, barony of Slievemargy. This hill appears to be the location of Temair Mairge (the Tara of Margy) mentioned in Lebor na hUidre and the Yellow Book of Lecan.   Clogrennan Hill is the 1079th highest place in Ireland.

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Clogrennan Hill is a part of the area of upland t .. by wicklore   (Show all for Clogrennan Hill)
 
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Picture: The Clogrennan Pit
 
Mining.
by simon3  22 Apr 2010
As wicklore mentions there is quite a bit of mining around here. A quick search reveals that there is coal and limestone mining in the area. Within 200m of the trig pillar and to the SW is a largish bank of earth which seems to have been thrown out of a quarry. It may be a bit higher than the trig pillar.

Here is a picture of the quarry. Potentially the view from Clogrennan should be good, but there was a lot of mist the day that we were there. It is interesting to note this is another industrialised top though it's not as affected as Seltannasaggart. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/917/comment/4651/
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