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Currywongaun Hill Corr Uí Mhongáin A name in Irish
'Corr' - round hill, pointed hill, hollow; pointed, conspicuous, odd.
Corr Uí Mhongáin could mean 'Uí Mhongáin's' 'round' or 'pointed'
'hill'. According to ainm.ie surnames related to Mongáin include: Ó
Maingín, Ó Mainín, Ó Mainnín, Ó Maithnín, Mangan, Manning, Mannion,
Galway County, in Binnion List, Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites Bedrock

Height: 273m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L73100 59600 This summit has been logged as climbed by 6 members. Recently by: deirdrenig, mdoc1969, conormcbandon, simoburn, chalky, markwallace
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.916313, Latitude: 53.571106 , Easting: 73100, Northing: 259600 Prominence: 109m,   Isolation: 2km
ITM: 473077 759620,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crywng, 10 char: Crywngn
Bedrock type: Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites, (Metagabbro and Related Lithologies)

http://www.logainm.ie/ga/18325   Currywongaun is the 1218th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Currywongaun in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Structure on top of Currywongaun Hill
Rough and Rocky Hill
by markwallace  17 Mar 2014
A very rough and rocky hill with some sort of small stone and cement platform at its top (see photo), and some bigger platforms on the hillside: one immediately south-east of the summit and two more about 10 minutes walk from top, on a spur extending to the west.

Though not very high, gives a sense of being isolated. The view to the east is the empty plain of Pollacappul stretching out to Doughruagh, Benchoona and Garraun. As this plain is raised about 100m above the surrounding townlands, there are no habitations and few traces of human impact. This plain was quite passable last September after a long hot summer, but is probably a very difficult traverse in rainier times. Perhaps Doughruagh could be climbed from here in dry weather. Also views of nearby Diamond Hill, Ben Brack to south-east with other Bens behind, and Letter Hill and the Atlantic to the west.

There's a layby with space for a couple of cars around L722 592 A, but I approached via the aforementioned spur running west from the summit., having left the road at around L718 596 B. Quite a cliffy climb with complicated terrain. The cliffs are easily gone round on the way up, but coming back down I found myself a few times standing over awkward rocky descents I hadn't seen coming. Probably easier to start closer to the layby. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1182/comment/15920/
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Looking east .. by markwallace   (Show all for Currywongaun)
Hill at forefront of technology .. by chalky   (Show all for Currywongaun)
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