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Krinnuck Hill Achill Island Island Cruinneog A name in Irish
also Doogort Hill an extra name in English
(Ir. Cruinneog [Siúlóidí Acla*], 'little round one') Mayo County, in Binnion List, Banded psammitic and pelitic schists. Bedrock

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Height: 214m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22,30 Grid Reference: F68102 07914
Place visited by 24 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, frankmc04, Oileanach, David-Guenot, Garmin, chalky, garrettd, Tran, millsd1, eamonoc, turfymccloud, moggy40t, moggy40, paulocon, liz50
Island visited by 371 members.
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Longitude: -10.012369, Latitude: 54.003674 , Easting: 68102, Northing: 307914 Prominence: 159m,  Isolation: 3.2km
ITM: 468081 807923,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Krnck, 10 char: Krinnuck
Bedrock type: Banded psammitic and pelitic schists., (Ridge Point Psammitic Formation)

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 1240th highest place 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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