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Carn Clonhugh - Things to Know Before Visiting

Carn Clonhugh, Derrynacross, Co. Longford, Ireland

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About Carn Clonhugh

This is a hill in County Longford, Republic of Ireland. It lies north of Longford, between Drumlish and Ballinalee, in the parish of Killoe. At 278 metres above sea level, it is the highest hill in the county and has a television mast on the top which rises 123 metres above the peak of the hill. The hill has extensive views of the landscape below. The forested land obstructs most of the view from Cairn A, but Cairn B has an extensive panorama from WSW to SSE.

Attractions Near Carn Clonhugh

Carriglass Manor
Carriglass Manor7.04km from Carn Clonhugh

Carriglass Manor is one the last remaining walled estates in Ireland and covers 600 acres of pasture, meadow and wood. Species include oaks, beeches, ash and sycamore trees.

St. Mel's Cathedral
St. Mel's Cathedral10.37km from Carn Clonhugh

St. Mel's Cathedral is a landmark building in Longford. It is the main historical attraction of the town overlooking all roads leading into Longford. It was erected in the 19th century. It is built from grey limestone with a lofty steeple and can be seen from a distance outside the town. The cathedral has been tastefully restored to its original beauty while being remodelled as a living church for a new century.

Lough Gowna
Lough Gowna10.86km from Carn Clonhugh

This is a freshwater lake which is the uppermost lake on the River Erne. It is located on the border between County Longford and County Cavan, with the largest part of the lake being in County Longford. This is a moraine-dammed lake formed at the end of the last glaciation, and owes its complex indented shape to the underlying drumlin landscape. This results in a large number of bays and inlets on the lake, often connected by narrow channels.

Rinn Lough
Rinn Lough12.2km from Carn Clonhugh

Rinn Lough is a freshwater lake in the northwest of Ireland. It is located in south County Leitrim. It measures about 4 km long and 1 km wide. Two smaller neighbouring lakes drain into Rinn Lough: Clooncoc Lough and Lough Errew. Rinn Lough drains south into the Rinn River flowing into Lough Forbes.

Cavan and Leitrim Railway Dromod
Cavan and Leitrim Railway Dromod14.42km from Carn Clonhugh

The Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Dromod was one of the most fascinating, and at one time busiest, of Ireland's narrow-gauge railways. Today, the restored narrow gauge railway offers you the chance to experience the age of steam transport. Unusually for Ireland, this 3 ft narrow gauge line survived on coal traffic, from the mine at Arigna. The line consisted of a main line 54 km long between Dromod and Belturbet with a 24 km (15 mi) branch from Ballinamore to Arigna.

Granard Motte and Bailey
Granard Motte and Bailey14.54km from Carn Clonhugh

This is the remains of a motte-and-bailey castle and National Monument in Granard, County Longford, Ireland. It was built on a hill overlooking the town in 1199 by Anglo-Norman Knight Richard Tuite. The Motte is a great flat-topped, circular earthen mound, on top of which would have been a timber tower surrounded by a palisade. Across the base was a U-shaped bailey: an enclosure surrounded by a palisade ditch.

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County Longford is a county in Ireland. Most of Longford lies in the basin of the River Shannon with Lough Ree forming much of the county's western boundary. One of the iconic locations where you have a lot of things to see and do.