Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by
conditions. General information about the site is
here. Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see
conditions. Credits and list definitions are listed here
Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
CairngaverHillCarn Geamhair A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Carn Geamhair [PDT], 'cairn of the corn-grass')DownCounty, in Binnion List, Sandstone Bedrock
Height:217mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15Grid Reference: J45433 76564 Place visited by 43 members. Recently by: TommyMc, ciaranr, seamaspeineas, eamonoc, jimbloomer, dr_banuska, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Ulsterpooka, PPruz, jimmyread, DrMonkfish, IndyMan, Garmin, Miranda I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Cairngaver is the highest point in the Craigantlet Hills between Belfast and Bangor. The name refers to a cairn on the summit, which must once have been of considerable size. However, it appears to have been robbed out, leaving only a high ring-shaped bank. The summit is shaded by a grove, open enough to permit good views of the Ards and Strangford Lough, in which Scrabo Tower features prominently. The anglicised form Cairngaver suggests that the second element is geamhar, 'corn in the blade', 'corn-grass' (Dinneen). This is more probable than *Carn Gabhar, which one would expect to yield anglicised forms like *Cairngore in Ulster or *Carngower elsewhere.
Cairngaver is the 1363th highest place in Ireland. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1029/?PHPSESSID=536rpgah70i6anlqj6k5b60f17