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South East Midlands Area   S: Windgap Subarea
Place count in area: 31, OSI/LPS Maps: 28A, 28B, 47, 48, 49, 53, 54, 55, 59, 60 
Highest place:
Slievenamon, 720.2m
Maximum height for area: 720.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 711 metres,

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Carricktriss Gorse Hill Kilkenny County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Green pyroclastic rock, dark silty slate Bedrock

Height: 314m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S48312 29103
Place visited by 25 members. Recently by: Nailer1967, benjimann9, John.geary, TippHiker, dregish, TommyV, conormcbandon, Barry28213, Pepe, jasonmc, Garmin, chalky, eamonoc, la1ena, thomasgaffney
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Longitude: -7.290748, Latitude: 52.411754 , Easting: 248312, Northing: 129103 Prominence: 169m,  Isolation: 4.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 648252 629152,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrckGr, 10 char: CrcktrsGrs
Bedrock type: Green pyroclastic rock, dark silty slate, (Carricktriss Formation)

Located in the townland of Mullenbeg. Carricktriss Gorse is the highest point in the Walsh Mountains. It is unusual that the element Gorse has been added to this name, but the most likely explanation is the simple one: gorse is abundant on this hill and was probably even more abundant before conifers were planted here. In English place-names gorse is used not only of the plant itself but also of an area where it grows abundantly. It seems likely that Carricktriss Gorse is a rare Irish example of the same kind of place-name.   Carricktriss Gorse is the 1128th highest place in Ireland.

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Simple to walk up with a unique view to the west .. by group   (Show all for Carricktriss Gorse )
 
Well now an unusual name for a small hill. The bi .. by jackill   (Show all for Carricktriss Gorse )
 
Safe access to this hill no longer seems possible .. by TommyMc   (Show all for Carricktriss Gorse )
 
Different approach, same result
by Pepe  10 Apr 2017
Parked as per instructions - no dogs thankfully. Unlike Jackhill & Wicklore I did take that first turn right about 100 yards up from the house and proceeded about three quarters of a kilometre east along that track. I spied a field about fifty metres in through a stand of trees on my left, and made my way through easily enough to a simple electric wire fence. Over that and diagonally up across two fields, through a gate and due west to the obvious high point. Here access into the trees is easy. I wandered around a bit looking for the trig and then saw the little oasis of silver birches mentioned in a previous post. This is a delightful setting for the trig. No views up top but back in the field there's a great view of the Blackstairs. Going downward on the trail a good vista looking south at Tory Hill, Crobally Hill, etc. Back at the car parking spot there's a great view due west to the Comeragh Gap, Knockanaffrin, etc. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/941/comment/18880/
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Looking for a trig in the trees. .. by TommyV   (Show all for Carricktriss Gorse )
 
Thankfully no too much of the Gorse on this one .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Carricktriss Gorse )
 
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