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Achill/Corraun Area   Achill Subarea
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,   Summits in area: 16,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30 For all tops   Highest summit: Croaghaun, 688m
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Krinnuck Hill Cruinneog A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruinneog [Siúlóidí Acla*], 'little round one') Mayo County, in Binnion List

Height: 214m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22,30 Grid Reference: F68102 07914 This summit has been logged as climbed by 20 members. Recently by: Garmin, chalky, garrettd, Tran, millsd1, eamonoc, turfymccloud, moggy40t, moggy40, paulocon, liz50, shaunkelly, Jamessheerin, glenlecky, sandman
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Longitude: -10.012369, Latitude: 54.003674 , Easting: 68102, Northing: 307914 Prominence: 159m,   Isolation: 3.1km
ITM: 468081 807923,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Krnck, 10 char: Krinnuck

This hill is unnamed on OS maps but is mentioned in the Co. Mayo Development Plan as Doogort Hill. However, a local bi-lingual walking guide names as Cruinneoc (which has here been standardised to Cruinneog), a wonderfully descriptive name for this little round hill. The round shape is very evident from the pattern of concentric oval-shaped contours on the map. The anglicised form Krinnuck is found on William Bald's map of Mayo (1830). This is a good example of how easily local names can be lost and are sometimes unknown even to local authorities in whose area they are located. For a walk around the base of Krinnuck, see Siúlóidí Acla, walk F.   Krinnuck is the 1252th highest summit in Ireland. Krinnuck is the second most northerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Krinnuck in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Krinnuck from the south looking along the Gallagher River
 
A rewarding short climb
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  25 Jun 2010
Access can be gained from the road that runs around the western and northern flanks of the hill. From the north at F6825809035 A a rough stoney track , not immediately apparent because of thick undergrowth, runs due south out to the open hillside. From here, continuing due south it is a gradual climb over short heather and grass to the lower cairned top and then across the flat broad ridge to the slightly higher but unmarked top of the hill at F6805307877 B. Access can also be gained from the southwest by a track starting at F6720006900 C. Though small in stature this hill gives fine views southwest across Achill Island, north to the lowlands of the Belmullet Peninsula and east across Inishbiggle to the Nephin Beg Range. In dry conditions the ground will be soft and springy but when wet will be quite marshy. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1032/comment/5791/
 
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Picture: A lovely evening view from Krinnuck
wicklore on Krinnuck, 2009
by wicklore  22 Mar 2009
I decided to climb Krinnuck to round off a days walking on Achill Island. I found a little track where I could pull the car off the road at F672 069. From here it was a straightforward haul across bog and up to the summit. The ground is awkward at times-wet and boggy in places and teeming with hidden hollows under the heather in others. However it is less than 20 minutes to the top, so the awkward ground is short lived. This hill is treeless and covered in heather. There is no discernible summit so I just chose the most likely place at F681 079 D. The 200 metres altitude gives a nice vista of the surrounding land, but most striking is the view of nearby Slievemore. I took the attached photo as the sun was disappearing in the evening. The summit area of Krinnuck is pristine with only the local hardy sheep breaking the isolation. Well worth the minimal effort required if you are passing by. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1032/comment/3666/
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Picture: Little & Large
 
wicklore on Krinnuck, 2009
by wicklore  22 Mar 2009
Pdtempan informs us that Krinnuck is derived from Cruinneog meaning “Little Round Hill”, and that a glance at the map contours will highlight the rounded nature of the hill. My photo shows exactly how Small & Rounded Krinnuck is-especially when it is contrasted with its large neighbour Slievemore to the west! Slievemore is only 3 times higher, but its bulk helps it to completely dominate Krinnuck in the picture. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1032/comment/3667/
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Picture: Walkers on Krinnuck
A nondescript but rewarding top
by Harry Goodman  6 Jun 2010
Started at F6825809035 (25 May 2010). There is a rough track going S to the right of, and along side, a raised bank marking the boundary of a small white house set back from the road. Due to the undergrowth the track may not be immediately seen from the road but should be easily found. It leads out directly to the hillside from where we continued our walk due S up to the lower top, with a small cairn, and then across the flat broad ridge to the slightly higher "summit" at F6805307877 which is nondescript with no identifying marker whatsoever. We returned by the way of ascent. Out and back was 2.6k and, at a strollers pace, took less than an hour. The short walk along the broad flat top, allowed one to savour the picturesque delights of Achill. Just across W was the sharp cone of Slievemore, while a little to the south of it was the fine bulky outline of Croahaun. Further S were the Cliffs of Menawn while to the E across Inishbiggle we saw the long line of the Nephin Beg Range. On the way back down the lowlands of the Belmullet Peninsula were constantly in view. I found this a delightful short walk which was well worth the little effort required to complete it and which could be easily slotted in on a general sightseeing day visit to Achill. However I must also record that when we were on Achill there had been a particularly dry spell of weather and the underfoot conditions were excellent. After wet weather things might be different when springy turf turns to sludge ! This said it would still not be a difficult walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1032/comment/5855/
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Picture: Krinnuck from Slievemore
 
No sweat!
by paulocon  23 Oct 2013
An easy climb from the southwest using the track mentioned by Harry Goodman (point C). You'll make the top in 20 minutes without breaking a sweat, a walk made worth it by the views across to Slievemore and over Sliver Strand. The picture shows the view from Slievemore down to Silverstrand and across to the long flat ridge of Krinnuck/Doogort Hill. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1032/comment/15235/
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Picture: Ghostly figure on Slievemore summit
Easier than Slievemore
by garrettd  28 Jul 2014
Straightforward ascent from the Doogort road SW of the summit, initially across damp bog that improves as the gradient steepens. The cairn is placed at the 211m spot height though the map indicates that the true summit of 214m is in the southern portion of the summit plateau. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1032/comment/17560/
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