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

Height: 319m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 14 Grid Reference: J17644 92707
Place visited by 36 members. Recently by: eamonoc, Fergalh, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, eejaymm, Ulsterpooka, DrMonkfish, jimmyread, Garmin, neelix_tdog, megantaggart, Harry Goodman, Wilderness, Peter Walker, trevorc
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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 1111th 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carnearny in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking towards Slemish from the slopes of Carnearny
 
slemish on Carnearny, 2009
by slemish  8 Oct 2009
Despite being one of the closest hills to where I live, I had never climbed Carnearny before. It doesn't look particularly exciting from afar with its wooded summit only 319m high, but I found climbing it an enjoyable experience. I parked at the entrance to the forest (176923 A) and followed the track all the way round to the northern side of the hill. A vast area has recently been felled on this side which opens up a fantastic view. A line of 400m+ summits extends from the wind farm on Slievenahanaghan through
Skerry Hill, Slievenanee, Trostan, Carncormick, Slemish and Douglas Top. To the east, another wind farm - this one on Big Collin and beyond that Agnew's Hill. I walked down a short path which opened up another view to the west and the Sperrins, the distant peaks of Sawel and Dart were shimmering in the autumn sunshine. Turning round, I headed up past the huge mast towards the summit area. Unfortunately some quad bikes have badly churned up the path to the summit which didn't help considering I was wearing trainers. The path winds its way upwards through very dense tree cover. I was beginning to lose hope of discovering the trig pillar when suddenly I emerged into a little clearing and there it was. Perhaps Antrim's least conspicuous trig pillar? Even the vegetation in the clearing now obscure the pillar itself, never mind the trees. Maybe the protection afforded would explain why the flush bracket and spider were in such good condition. Soon enough I headed back to the car by retracing my steps, an excellent way to spend an hour or two on an October afternoon. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/933/comment/4193/
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In rating Carnearny my scores did not lift it abo .. by gerrym   (Show all for Carnearny)
 
to be perfectly honest - I think this view is nea .. by mattc   (Show all for Carnearny)
 
From Carnearney to Hyde Park .. by wicklore   (Show all for Carnearny)
 
Climbed, if that is the right word for an ascent .. by three5four0   (Show all for Carnearny)
 
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