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Quick facts for kidsCarntierna
Irish: Carn Tigernac
|Carn Tigherna, Carn Tierna|
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County Cork, Ireland
|Elevation||222 m (728 ft)|
|Built||Iron Age (500 BC – AD 500)|
|Official name: Carntierna|
Carntierna is located atop Corrin Hill in the Nagle Mountains, 2.4 km (1.5 mi) south of Fermoy.
History and description
Carntierna was built between 500 BC and AD 500, during Ireland's Iron Age; it is one of only three "hillforts" in north Cork. The name is Irish for "Tigernac's cairn", named after Tigernac Tetbannach, legendary King of Munster in the time of Conchobar mac Nessa.
A great cairn lies atop the hill, supposedly the king's burial-place.
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