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Antrim Hills Area   S: South Antrim Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 14, 15, 4, 5, 8, 9 
Highest place:
Trostan, 550m
Maximum height for area: 550 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 515 metres,

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Carnearny Hill Carn Éireann A name in Irish (Ir. Carn Éireann [DUPN], 'Ériu's cairn') Antrim County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 319m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 14 Grid Reference: J17644 92707
Place visited by 48 members. Recently by: ElaineM76, conormcbandon, Paddym99, garybuz, Carolyn105, Claybird007, eflanaga, Kilcoobin, Andy1287, Rabsoffagain, trostanite, Hoverla, eamonoc, Fergalh, LorraineG60
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Longitude: -6.173488, Latitude: 54.768474 , Easting: 317644, Northing: 392707 Prominence: 150m,  Isolation: 6.9km
ITM: 717530 892695,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crnrny, 10 char: Carnearny
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

The hill derives its name from a cairn at the summit. Ériu is a sovereignty goddess embodying Ireland. Éire is the Modern Irish form of this name. See Arderin in Slieve Bloom, which has a similar origin. Unfortunately, the cairn is overgrown and the formerly excellent view of Lough Neagh has been totally blocked by newly planted conifers. Tobernaveen Hill is a slightly lower hill to the west. Carnearny is recorded in the Annals of the Four Masters as the site of a battle in 912 AD where the local chieftain Loingsech Ua Lethlobhair (Lawlor) was defeated by Niall, son of Aedh Finnliath of Tyrone [LNP].   Carnearny is the 1116th highest place in Ireland. Carnearny is the most southerly summit in the Antrim Hills area.

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Another case of bring the gaitors .. by group   (Show all for Carnearny (Carn Éireann))
 
Despite being one of the closest hills to where I .. by slemish   (Show all for Carnearny (Carn Éireann))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carnearny (<i>Carn Éireann</i>) in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
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gerrym on Carnearny, 2008
by gerrym  6 Oct 2008
In rating Carnearny my scores did not lift it above the lowly 21%. Today to me it is not a place that is a great challenge, has wonderful views or is a wild and lonely place - but go back to my childhood and it is a very different story.

Living in Antrim on the shores of Lough Neagh, Carnearny rose to what seemed to be unimaginable heights and was often dusted with snow when we were soaked by rain. Many a Sunday was spent walking with family and pets through the wooded slopes. With age and independence i visited on my own to walk, cycle and run - as i still do today. At a time the wooded summit was clear and views abounded - to the Sperrins, the Mournes, Belfast hills and the whole of Lough Neagh - now it is glimpses here and there. To be there was like being on top of the world, everything was a marvel - a trig pillar! a communications mast! fire dams! looking into the big quarry!

The tracks through the forest will provide an hour of exercise and can easily be linked with nearby Tardree Mountain to prolong the experience. It doesn't grab my heart now in the way the cliffs of Slieve League or other big dramatic hills do but it does have a special place there and always will do - it is where i started walking in and wondering at the marvel of the hills in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/933/comment/3360/
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to be perfectly honest - I think this view is nea .. by mattc   (Show all for Carnearny (Carn Éireann))
 
From Carnearney to Hyde Park .. by wicklore   (Show all for Carnearny (Carn Éireann))
 
Climbed, if that is the right word for an ascent .. by three5four0   (Show all for Carnearny (Carn Éireann))
 
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