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Mountain or Hill?
Anyone know the origin of the cross on the peak? Anyone offended by me calling it a 'hill' rather than a mountain. Irish people tend to call it a mountain - but considering the Alps and such I feel 'hill' is more realistic. Seabhcan 11:21, 20 Apr 2004 (UTC)
- A mountain is generally higher and steeper than a hill, but there is considerable overlap, and usage often depends on local custom.
- (Quoted from this article, with emphasis added.) Carrantouhill is emphatically not a hill. It's the highest mountain in Ireland.
- TRiG 13:45, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
- I walked the whole horseshoe in 2001. The trip across Caher was very safe on objective hazards (i.e. hardly any danger of rockfall), but possibly heavier on subjective hazards, in that there no paths leading to the ridge, and the ridge is pretty narrow at a spot, which may cause dizziness by some. It may be worth mentioning.
- As for the cross, it was mentioned that it was in memory of two men who died up there. Possibly local herders, I admit that it wasn't too easy to understand the local's English for me as a foreigner. --Kjetil Kjernsmo 12:33, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)
- What is done in Italy, my country, may not be relevant to a discussion about an Irish mountain, but since we have lots of mountains here and I have a certain experience of mountaineering, I'd say mountain is a lot better than hill in this case. It's the highest peak of Ireland; there is a remarkable drop in relation to the surrounding terrain; the summit is quite sharp in shape. Here even peaks lower than 1,000 meters are called "monti" (mountains/mounts) when those requirements are met. --22.214.171.124 (talk) 12:00, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
This is marked on the OSI maps as Carrauntoohil. What is the correct title?
I've added redirects from all variants of Car(r)a(u)nt(o/u/w)ohil(l). Google hitcounts are:
Carrantuohill 12000 Carrauntoohil 6130 Carrauntoohill 775 Carrauntuohill 468 Carrantoohill 219 Carantuohill 156 Carrantuohil 155 Carrantoohil 125 Carauntoohill 102 Carrauntohill 78 Carrauntuohil 52 Carauntoohil 35 Carrauntohil 27 Carrantwohill 16 Carrauntwohill 15 Carantoohill 14 Carauntohill 9 Carantoohil 7 Carantuohil 7 Carrantohill 6 Carantohill 3 Carantohil 1 Carauntohil 1 Carrantohil 1 Carantwohil 0 Carantwohill 0 Carauntuohil 0 Carauntuohill 0 Carauntwohil 0 Carauntwohill 0 Carrantwohil 0 Carrauntwohil 0
Joestynes 06:42, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)
- Google hits are not the definitive source for such decisions, but I would suggest that as we have an official source (OSI) using "Carrauntoohil" and "Carrantuohill" is only twice as popular - we should move this to "Carrauntoohil". zoney ♣ talk 12:24, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)
- The only correct and proper spelling of the mountain's name is Corrán Tuathail. Anything else is meaningless anglicised gobbledegook. Corrán Tuathail is the form used on the latest map of Na Cruacha Dubha to be published by the OSI, which is a marvellous publication showing the names of the peaks in their original and unbastardised forms apart from one or two minor spelling errors. The two other main peaks are Binn Chaorach agus An Chathair. We really must follow the Scots who have for the most part resisted anglicing native Gaelic placenames into the kind of unintelligible bullshit we see on OS maps in Ireland.
- Alan, Dublin
The name given by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland should be considered authoritative, and certainly more authoritative than Google.
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- Support. Stemonitis 09:04, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
- Support. Seabhcán 10:23, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
- Oppose Halibutt 16:42, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
- Support Izehar 19:11, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
- Support zoney ♣ talk 00:08, 2 November 2005 (UTC)
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Comment The move to the OSI name should in any case be supported by the Google results, in that it's no less than half as popular as the spelling currently in use. That is to say, we aren't suggesting an "official" name that isn't common (which wouldn't make sense, the official name is not always used in Wikipedia when it's obscure and a common name exists). zoney ♣ talk 00:08, 2 November 2005 (UTC)
Comment Google tests aren't always accurate. Scotch Whisky is more common that Irish Whiskey. If Google tests were given that much authority, moving Irish Whiskey to Irish Whisky would be an option. There are more results for Whisky. Izehar 20:30, 2 November 2005 (UTC)
How about putting in a few redirects from other spelling varients? 'Twould do no harm.
TRiG 13:40, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
- I've added two of the most obvious redirects of all, Corrán Tuathail and Corran Tuathail, which seem to have missed out on the earlier orgy of redirection. I believe a lot of English-language sources use the Irish names now, which seems sensible given the number of English variants and the general ugliness of anglicised Irish names. --Blisco 19:11, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
- I don't believe it means Tuathal's sickle, I think it means 'reversed sickle'. Any takers?
- And to complete the set, the Ordnance Survey of Ireland says 1040 m. (Discovery 78, 1:50:000) Gdr 21:57, 2005 Jun 26 (UTC)
This really needs to be sorted out ASAP.
We have reliable sources claiming that the height is 1038m, 1039m, 1040m and 1041m...
References for 1038m:
References for 1039m:
References for 1040m:
References for 1041m:
What do we do? ~Asarlaí 16:16, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
I'd go with either Mountainsviews (1039m) or Peakbagger (1041), because hundreds of people climb these mountains and I'd say the use equipment like GPS Altimeter stuff. And also, I've seen many sites which say Carrantuohill is 1,050 metres. --126.96.36.199 (talk) 22:03, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
- Just because hundreds of people use these sites doesn't mean they're any more likely to be accurate. And generally GPS altitude accuracy is nowhere near good enough to distinguish between height differences of only a few metres. As ww2censor states above, data from an actual survey (by professionals, such as the OSI) would be far more reliable. I'd suggest using the most recent data by the OSI. (Incidentally I guess this link is the updated version of the broken link above, showing 1038m.) --David Edgar (talk) 23:12, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
- According to the OSI it is officially 3406'. However, look at some maps and you will see different heights. The same goes for Lugnaquilla which is 3039ft/926m in the article but the OSI list has it as 924m, but is now listed as 3035ft/925 m in the article. Go figure; I dont' know who to trust unless a new survey is done for Irish maountains. ww2censor (talk) 01:55, 17 July 2011 (UTC)