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Carricktriss Gorse 314m,
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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 )
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carricktriss Gorse  in area South East Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Furze and Conifers
 
jackill on Carricktriss Gorse, 2010
by jackill  7 Mar 2010
Well now an unusual name for a small hill. The biggest difficulty here is dodging the Rottweiler in the house next to the wood entrance at S48150 28150 starA. Walk uphill following the track until it ends, look left, see a gap in the trees and follow the rough, thorny track uphill until you can walk through a gap in the ditch into a field.Turn right and walk up to the right angle corner of the field. Hop the wire and walk uphill into the forest for couple of minutes to the lonely pillar. Incidentally at the risk of being simplistic there is quite a bit of gorse on the hill, and lots of dead gorse bushes under the forest canopy suggesting it was more widespread before Coillte arrived! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/941/comment/4479/
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Safe access to this hill no longer seems possible .. by TommyMc   (Show all for Carricktriss Gorse )
 
Different approach, same result .. by Pepe   (Show all for Carricktriss Gorse )
 
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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