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Achill/Corraun Area   Corraun Subarea
Place count in area: 16, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30 
Highest place:
Croaghaun, 688m
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,
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Slieve Aghkerane Mountain Corraun Hill East Top A name in English
also Cullydoo an extra name in English
Slieve Aghkerane, EastWest Corraun map, 2016. Cullydoo, previous
name in MV
Mayo County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Red sandstone, conglomerate & mudrock Bedrock

Height: 541m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: L77736 96118 This place has been logged as visited by 71 members. Recently by: IainT, markmjcampion, jlk, Wilderness, David-Guenot, simoburn, melohara, frankmc04, barrymayo, chalky, garrettd, Onzy, leader1, murphyman, Oileanach
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Longitude: -9.860862, Latitude: 53.900033 , Easting: 77736, Northing: 296118 Prominence: 506m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 477708 796120,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvAgh, 10 char: SlvAghkrn
Bedrock type: Red sandstone, conglomerate & mudrock, (Maam Formation)

Slieve Aghkerane comes from 'A New Map of Ireland' by Daniel Beaufort 1797 which is, in this area based on MacKenzie's sea charts of 1776. (Barry Dalby) It was the tradition for local children to gather bilberries on the mountain, and also another kind of small white berry called caora aitinn, which were bottled in whikey, buried, and kept as remedies for ailments. This took place on the last Sunday of July, known locally as Garlic Sunday (apparently a corruption of 'garland') or Domhnach Chrom Dubh [MacNeill, 191-92]. Previously Cullydoo in MV.   Slieve Aghkerane is the 440th highest summit in Ireland. Slieve Aghkerane is the second most easterly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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A simple straightforward route to the top .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Aghkerane)
 
Of tractors and wasps .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slieve Aghkerane)
 
Mist, mist and more mist! .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Slieve Aghkerane)
 
First a beware that the forest and tracks have ch .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Aghkerane)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Aghkerane in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Rocky mountain high
 
Rocky mountain high
by Colin Murphy  26 Aug 2011
See Corraun comment for route. Picture shows the broad, extremely rocky and intriguing summit & cairn. Whoever built it wasn't short of material. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/372/comment/6288/
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All of Corraun's summits in 24 hours. .. by garrettd   (Show all for Slieve Aghkerane)
 
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