Carnearny 319m hill, Antrim Hills Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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 36 members. Recently by: eamonoc, Fergalh, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, eejaymm, Ulsterpooka, DrMonkfish, jimmyread, Garmin, neelix_tdog, megantaggart, Harry Goodman, Wilderness, Peter Walker, trevorc 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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/933/