Slieve Carr 721m mountain, North Mayo Nephin Beg Range Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Slieve Carr Mountain Corrshliabh A name in Irish
also Corslieve an extra name in English
(Ir. Corrshliabh [OSNB*], 'conspicuous/pointed mountain') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Banded, graded and X-bedded quartzites. Bedrock

Height: 721m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23 Grid Reference: F91493 14498
Place visited by 121 members. Recently by: Oileanach, Grumbler, ilenia, Lauranna, Richtea, eamonoc, philmchale, daveevangibbons, billh999, jamesmforrest, hivisibility, Ulsterpooka, FrankMc1964, sheilakilduff, JimMc
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Longitude: -9.658163, Latitude: 54.068241 , Easting: 91493, Northing: 314498 Prominence: 646m,  Isolation: 2.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 491466 814506,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvCr, 10 char: Slieve Car
Bedrock type: Banded, graded and X-bedded quartzites., (Bangor/Corslieve Formation)

Also known as Slieve Cor or Corslieve. The Discovery map links the name Corslieve with a neighbouring peak (541m) situated about 3 miles to the south, but the Ordnance Survey Name Book and William Bald's map of Mayo (1830) show quite clearly that it is simply an alternative for Slieve Carr, with the same elements inverted. A cairn on the summit is named Laghtdauhybaun on the old ½ inch map, but is unnamed on the Discovery map. This is probably derived from Ir. Leacht Dáithí Bháin, 'burial monument of white Dáithí'. There may be a connection with Dáithí, a king of Connacht and reputed last pagan high-king of Ireland (see Slieve Alp).   Slieve Carr is the second highest mountain in the North Mayo area and the 97th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Carr in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Carr south with Nephin Beg, left.
 
Views south and east.
by simon3  22 Apr 2012
Ascending Slieve Carr on its SE spur gives views of its South ridge, right and Nephin Beg, left. This pictures is somewhat similar but on a better day to the one uploaded by bryanmccabe. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/94/comment/6784/
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Picture: corrslieve, slieve carr from nephin beg
WOODY on Slieve Carr, 2006
by WOODY  6 Oct 2006
climbed this in spring -summer 06, followed the bangor trail from the lodge at shramore towards bangor until just past meeting point with western way, turned north - north east to climb minor hill ( 410 M ) and then down into dip and up onto nephin beg, continued heading almost straight for the summit of slieve carr, over corslieve and on up to cairn at summit. not in any way technical but strenuous and heavy on time, turned round and reversed the whole thing back to shramore, pic attached Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/94/comment/2522/
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Beast of a Mountain
by ahendroff  12 Jul 2010
A rough walk-in from the nearest road or tarmac, no matter which direction you try and attempt it from. If lucky, the bogs will be dry-ish on your attempt (like mine). If unlucky, then it's a long bog-trot just to get to the base of the mountain. The picture shows the final steep ascent to the summit via its NW spur. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/94/comment/3046/
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If you like bogs...You'll love this
by Geo  25 Jul 2010
From Nephin Beg (see entry) the toughest of this walk came as we had a brief glimpse of scenery going North on the ridge towards Corslieve from Nephin Beg, this showed us a huge expanse of bog to the west towards the Atlantic and a lake to our right and East. The Northern view however actually startled me as the vast wall of Corslieve appeared fleetingly from the mist. The climb up Corslieve was a savage, full-on, thigh crunching screamer. All I could do was do it one foot at a time and hope for no cramps or blisters! Also the fact that I was following a dream and would be soon on Ireland most isolated summit. All in all 13 km from Letterkeen Wood and our cars and 6 hours! We returned via the Bangor Trail which took 4.5 hours and it was 14km. This is not a walk for the faint hearted, but if not for the poor weather would have been really enjoyable. North Mayo... I shall return! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/94/comment/5971/
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Awesome!!!
by PaulRevere  5 Sep 2010
I had the good fortune of meeting a girl from the area who is now my wife. The mountain is right behind her house and since I began coming here in 1990 I have wanted to climb it. I am surprised that it doesnt score higher in asthetics because (on a clear day) it really looks majestic! Way more inspiring than Nephin which in my mind is boringly symetrical. Finally realised my ambition when I climbed this mountain on Sat 19.07.08 after a week of rain so was very boggy and wet under foot. It was a beautiful day and views for miles. This mountain really is remote but some of the comments surprised me. After studying the o/s map and comments on this page I entered from a track off the road to Ballycroy, over a footbridge and then through the valley. I am not a climber (but am fit) and it took 2.5 hours to ascend which I thought was good going considering some of the comments. Very cold at the top but well worth the view! I now live in Bangor Erris so email me if you want more details of the route. Thinking of embarking on a project in 2011 to refurb the tin hut on the way! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/94/comment/3246/
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Picture: Slieve Carr from the Bangor Trail
Bangor Trail from Bangor
by sandilandsn  3 Jan 2011
I climbed Slieve Carr in May 2007 during a wet spell. Aspiring summitteers should not be put off by the reputation for remoteness. The distance from Bangor along the Bangor Trail is 12 km so it's not not exactly on a par with some of the remoter Scottish Munros. There is nevertheless a real feeling of space on the summit ridge. Although the Bangor trail is hardly a maintained path it is a real help in covering the first 6km over what would otherwise be very rough ground. The roughest and wettest stretch is the 2km between leaving the trail and getting onto the ridge where two streams have to be crossed. The going on the ridge is quite good. The ascent took four and a half hours at a modest pace. There is good parking at the sports ground in Bangor. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/94/comment/6190/
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