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Nephin Begs Area   NW: Slieve Carr Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 30, 31, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-WNN, EW-WNS 
Highest place:
Slieve Carr, 721m
Maximum height for area: 721 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 646 metres,

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Slieve Carr Mountain Corrshliabh A name in Irish, also Corslieve, also Curslieve an extra EastWest name in English (Ir. Corrshliabh [OSNB*], 'conspicuous/pointed mountain') Mayo County in Connacht Province, 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
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Longitude: -9.658117, Latitude: 54.06825 , Easting: 91493, Northing: 314498 Prominence: 646m,  Isolation: 2.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 491469 814507,   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). This peak is named Curslieve on Bald’s map of Mayo (1830).   Slieve Carr is the highest mountain in the Nephin Begs area and the 98th highest in Ireland. Slieve Carr is the most northerly summit in the Nephin Begs area.

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Picture: Unnamed corrie lake with steep cliffs dropping down from the plateau
Ireland's Most Remote Mountain
by bogllama2210  30 Jul 2023
This mountain is the most remote in the country, the tallest in the Nephin Beg range, and offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. When you approach it you realise just how appropriate the Irish name Corrshliabh, meaning "conspicuous mountain," is as it dominates the skyline.

It had always been an ambition of mine to climb Corrshliabh and when I found a friend willing to accompany me I set out planning. Having read the comments here we decided on an approach from the East to see the corrie lakes and to combine the climb with overnight camping at Altnabrocky shelter.

The closest road access by car is a gate at F97255 16449 starM where there is a small lay-by for one or two cars. There is no longer a gate at F97586 16634 starN. From there continue down the road for under a km then go down the road with the forestry gate on the left at F96772 16185 starO, there is no need to pass through the private property at F96566 16012 starP. You can either walk or mountain bike on the forestry road to the Altnabrocky shelter, just over 5km away. The shelter, built by the volunteer group Mountain Meitheal, has along with the wooden hut, a bench, fire pit, compost toilet and a nearby stream. From the shelter its another 1.3km down the road to the point where you exit the forest at F93685 12405 starQ There was wooden steps up here in the past but not much remains of them today.

Leave the forest and head northwest up the hillock to the unnamed corrie lake here at F92167 12917 starR . We took a break here to take in the steep cliffs on the west side of the lake and the view to the east along with the serene waters.

From there head northwest along a dry river gulley, this is the steepest uphill of the climb. After that it is an easier walk along the gentle slope to the summit. The summit is marked by a large cairn called Laghtdauhybaun. Unfortunately by the time we reached the summit low misty clouds had descended on us and all that we could see to the west was where the sunlight reflected off the water and a few glimpses of Achill. While slightly disappointing the golden sunlight highlighted the course of every river visible from the summit along with all the huge amount of lakes scattered throughout the bogs beneath.

Heading back from the summit you can travel back down the same path you took up, but we chose to continue along the relatively flat plateau to the south. We made our descent heading northeast down from F92181 12300 starS crossing a small stream along the way. There is a waterfall along the stream that might be worth taking a look at as you go down

Once you reach Lough Kilnabinnia you can head east back to the forest again.

Overall, this mountain is visually stunning, offers fantastic views, a decent challenge and is perfect for anyone looking to escape the rush of modern society and spend some time in the peacefulness of Ireland's most remote place. Linkback:
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