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Native name
Irish: Carn Tigernac
Carn Tigherna, Carn Tierna
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Type ringfort
Location Coolcarron, Fermoy,
County Cork, Ireland
Elevation 222 m (728 ft)
Built Iron Age (500 BC – AD 500)
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Carntierna
Reference no. 592

Carntierna is a ringfort and National Monument located in County Cork, Ireland.


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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