Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by
conditions. General information about the site is
here. Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see
conditions. Credits and list definitions are listed here
Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
CarnearnyHillCarn Éireann A name in Irish (Ir. Carn Éireann [DUPN], 'Ériu's cairn')AntrimCounty, in Binnion List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock
Height:319mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 14Grid Reference: J17644 92707 Place visited by 34 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, MichaelG55, eejaymm, Ulsterpooka, DrMonkfish, jimmyread, Garmin, neelix_tdog, megantaggart, Harry Goodman, Wilderness, Peter Walker, trevorc, AntrimRambler, RonnieI I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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 1108th highest place in Ireland. Carnearny is the most southerly summit in the Antrim Hills area. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/933/?PHPSESSID=a5j6mhte1pjp572pr6g0imrlc6