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Corcóg Mountain Corcogemore A name in English
(Ir. Corcóg [TR], 'cone' or 'beehive') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 609m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 45 Grid Reference: L95259 49147 This summit has been logged as climbed by 205 members. Recently by: IncaHoots, sandilandsn, Martinpeak, Rory87, David-Guenot, muddyboots, aidand, guestuser, Danger, DesHoulihan, jimbloomer, strangeweaver, Summit2Summit, kevinmbyrne1, Onzy
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Longitude: -9.578483, Latitude: 53.482115 , Easting: 95259, Northing: 249147 Prominence: 221m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 495232 749169,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crcgmr, 10 char: Crcgmr
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

As Tim Robinson points out, the Ordnance Survey has been incorrectly calling this mountain 'Leckavrea' for a hundred and fifty years. Leckavrea (Ir. Leic Aimhréidh) is the mountain to the E on the other side of Mám Aodha.   Corcóg is the 267th highest summit in Ireland. Corcóg is the most southerly summit and also the second most easterly in the Maamturks area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corcóg in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: The view west from the summit.
 
csd on Corcóg, 2010
by csd  23 Feb 2010
I parked at L97358 47989 A, taking care not to block access to the gate off the R336 Maam Cross - Maam road. There's space for one or two cars here. I headed northwest, pretty much in a straight line towards the summit. Boggy at first, the terrain becomes increasingly steep until you get to within a kilometre or so of the summit, whereupon you have to scale the walls of what just might be a corrie. Up top, the terrain changes from bog to the typical Maamturks/Twelve Bens summit carpet of rock. The clouds lifted momentarily, enabling me to take this shot across to Mullach Glas and Binn Mor.
If you're planning on heading for these peaks, I'd recommend aiming first for L948 497 B, before heading west. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/256/comment/4435/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corcóg in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: White, brown, black, grey
A view from Corcogmore
by wicklore  19 Aug 2013
This photograph might take a moment to make sense as it is a bit of a kaleidescope of colours. It is of a frozen pool high on Corcogmore, with the Bunnacunneen and Lugnabrick summits beyond, and snow covered Devilsmother and Maumtrasna taking up the rear.This is one of the potential views availale to you if you venture up here in the winter. A clear day in summer would be even better! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/256/comment/15082/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corcóg in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Looking ENE from the summit area towards Lough Corrib and Benlevy.
 
First or last of a rewarding route.
by David-Guenot  11 Jun 2016
I climbed Corcog as the last summit of a fantastic loop, which also included Binn Mhor and Mullach Glas (see track 3238). From the col with Mullach Glas, I kept to the left of the fence and followed it as it veers right, before making a diagonal ascent almost straight to the top, avoiding the steep ground to the W. This made for a rather gradual ascent over the rough ground, with fine views over the steep E slopes of Mullach Glas and the S of Connemara. Great views from the top, over the immense Lough Corrib to the E, Joyce Country to the N and the rest of the Maumturks to the WNW, with even Mweelrea, Ben Gorm, the Sheeffrys, Devilsmother and Maumtrasna visible in the distance. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/256/comment/18576/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corcóg in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Water(doesn't)fall
wicklore on Corcóg, 2010
by wicklore  28 Feb 2010
Corcogemore appears to have provided many interesting and ‘just happened to be there’ photo opportunities – csd’s photo of the cloud inversion, bryanmccabe’s snap of a curiously coloured Corcogemore from Lackavrea, and Colin Murphy’s shot of a rain-induced torrent of water. My contribution to this stock of curious photos is the attached picture which shows one of these torrents frozen in mid flow. It may even be the same waterfall as shown in Colin Murphy’s picture. Cute as it looked it still provided a hazardous obstacle to be negotiated. I discovered the best approach was to back off and find a way around! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/256/comment/4452/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corcóg in area Maamturks, Ireland
 
bryanmccabe on Corcóg, 2009
by bryanmccabe  20 Dec 2009
This amazing photo of Corcog was taken on 20/12/09 from Lackavrea, between snow showers. The colouring is as taken and was not adjusted. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/256/comment/4309/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corcóg in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BO9bIVcVn8
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by CaptainVertigo  4 Sep 2011
I am a little biased here because I have a great love for the Maamturks, and I also have a mad notion that video is a medium through which our beautiful places can be especially revealed. The knowledge that Martin and Sharron, gifted filmmakers, had crossed the Turks had me drooling in anticipation and I was not dissappointed. This is a compulsory movie for anyone who hopes to do the traverse or part of it, or who has already been there. It was a two day journey with a night under the stars at Maumean. The light on the first day was quite extraordinary and Martin and Sharron exploited the opportunities provided to brilliant effect. Day Two was more cloudy brooding and moody. But the total effect so beautifully filmed shows the sparkling West- quartzite, lakes and huge skies- to magnificient effect. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/256/comment/6373/
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