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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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A rewarding short climb .. by group   (Show all for Krinnuck)
 
I decided to climb Krinnuck to round off a days w .. by wicklore   (Show all for Krinnuck)
 
Pdtempan informs us that Krinnuck is derived from .. by wicklore   (Show all for Krinnuck)
 
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Picture: Walkers on Krinnuck
 
A nondescript but rewarding top
by Harry Goodman  6 Jun 2010
Started at F6825809035 A (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 B 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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No sweat! .. by paulocon   (Show all for Krinnuck)
 
Easier than Slievemore .. by garrettd   (Show all for Krinnuck)
 
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