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East Coast Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 35, 36, 42, 43, 50 
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Mount Oriel, 251m
Maximum height for area: 251 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 176 metres,
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Mount Oriel Hill Sliabh Collann A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. Sliabh Collann [PDT], 'mountain of the height') Louth County, in Binnion List, Black mudstone, siltstone, greywacke Bedrock

Height: 251m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 36 Grid Reference: N98164 83284 This place has been logged as visited by 53 members. Recently by: DeltaP, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, GoldCircle, Pepe, Garmin, la1ena, chalky, jackill, jlk, eannanilamhna, turfymccloud, eamonoc, FEARGALS, Fergalh
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Longitude: -6.51134, Latitude: 53.79001 , Easting: 298164, Northing: 283284 Prominence: 176m,  Isolation: 8.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 698089 783300,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MntOrl, 10 char: MntOrl
Bedrock type: Black mudstone, siltstone, greywacke, (Rathkenny Formation)

Mount Oriel is located above the village of Collon (collann, 'height'). In the Book of Ballymote (late 14th century), its name is given as Sliabh Collain or Sliabh Leitreach, the latter meaning 'mountain of the wet slope'. It is the highest point in a range of hills on the Louth/Meath border which was anciently called Sliabh Breagha. Those peaks on the Louth side of the border are known in English as the Ferrard Hills, from the name of the local barony. Oriel is a very ancient name denoting a population group, the Airghialla, whose territory extended at its height all the way from North Louth to the vicinity of Derry in a diagonal band across Ulster. However, it was later much reduced and the name Oriel came to be used as a by-name for Co. Louth. The application of the English name Mount Oriel to this hill seems even more modern. It may be linked to the title of Baron Oriel of Ferrard, granted to John Foster, whose residence was at Collon, in 1821.   Mount Oriel is the highest hill in the East Coast area and the 1275th highest in Ireland. Mount Oriel is the most northerly summit in the East Coast area.

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Picture: Flock of sheep guarding summit today!
 
No access problems on Mt Oriel
by eamonoc  2 Nov 2013
Thursday 31/10/2013. Accessed Mt Oriel from Point A, there was just about enough room to park one car closeto the service lane entrance. The service lane today was in no fit state for any type of family car, really mucky rutted and plenty of potholes. On the way up I was passed by two Jeeps, and two Vans all the drivers waved and smiled ( some work going on at masts) , so I was happy that there were no access problems. Reached the summit trig point in about 10mins from the car. Nice views towards the Cooleys and the Mournes. Local 100 now down to two tops, Yahoo! Headed back to car and on towards Cornasaus in County Cavan. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1002/comment/15240/
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6 masts but something mythical. .. by dmcdevitt   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
Drive the top and a short hop across the field. M .. by moggy40   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
Only when it's a clear day .. by Pepe   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
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