Carntogher Hill

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Carntogher Hill (from Irish Carn Tòchair meaning cairn of small stones) Locally known as The Carn, is a 464 metre (1522 feet) high hill overlooking Tirkane in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.


The landscape of Carntogher mainly consists of boggy farmland with a steep slope but a flat summit. Many rivers are sourced from the hill, the most prominent one being the Grillagh River. The summit is famous for its shape, and is known as the snout of the Carn because of its resemblance to a dogs snout. Because of its landscape, the hill is a very fine place for sheep to graze.


The first known record of the mountain is in the Iron Age tale Tàin Bò Cuailgne. The mountain is believed to be the site of rapparee Shane Crossagh Ó Maoláin’s robbed gold, which he buried before he was captured and executed. Due to this, there is a hiking trail on the mountain named Shane’s Leap.


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