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Antrim Hills Area
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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: -6.172912, Latitude: 54.768483 , Easting: 317644, Northing: 392707 Prominence: 150m,  Isolation: 6.8km
ITM: 717567 892697,   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 1109th highest place in Ireland. Carnearny is the most southerly summit in the Antrim Hills area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carnearny in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Carnearney Hill
 
Another case of bring the gaitors
Short Summary created by simon3, wicklore  16 Feb 2015
Carnearney is a forest covered hill that only affords views on the approach roads or from one area of cleared forestry on its western slopes. It is popular with mountain bikers and scramblers, so the trails through the trees are churned up and very muddy in places. By parking at the forestry entrance at 176923 A, you can ramble along the forest track to a telecommunications mast, from where the small summit clearing is a short uphill hop. Alternatively from the forest entrance you can head directly to the summit through the trees in about 10 minutes, where you will soon join a churned up trail leading to the summit trig pillar which is obscured amongst vegetation. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/933/comment/5692/
 
Despite being one of the closest hills to where I .. by slemish   (Show all for Carnearny)
 
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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