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Achill/Corraun Area   Corraun Subarea
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Corraun Hill Mountain Cnoc an Chorráin A name in Irish
also Currane Hill an extra name in English
(Ir. Cnoc an Chorráin [OSNB*], 'hill of the hook') Mayo County, in Arderin List, Pale quartzites, psammitic schists Bedrock

Height: 524m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: L75406 96048 This place has been logged as visited by 79 members. Recently by: TommyV, trekker, scapania, IainT, markmjcampion, rleahy, roscorrocket, jlk, Wilderness, David-Guenot, frankmc04, deirdre.obrien, simoburn, melohara, barrymayo
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Longitude: -9.896217, Latitude: 53.898923 , Easting: 75406, Northing: 296048 Prominence: 103m,  Isolation: 2.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 475382 796058,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn525, 10 char: Coraun Hil
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, psammitic schists, (Corraun Quartzite Member)

The large peninsula, which is very nearly an island, lying between Achill and the mainland of Mayo is called Corraun (Ir. Corrán Acla, 'sickle of Achill'). The name may refer to the shape of this hill or perhaps to the promontory Gubnahardia, near which the village of Corraun is situated. Corraun is part of the parish of Achill. For a walk on the S slopes of Corraun Hill, see Siúlóidí Acla, walk M.   Corraun Hill is the 462nd highest summit in Ireland.

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Corraun at the double .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Corraun Hill)
 
I approached Corraun Hill from its strangely bigg .. by gerrym   (Show all for Corraun Hill)
 
Climbed Corraun Hill in mixed weather conditions. .. by malonesean   (Show all for Corraun Hill)
 
Corraun - a place of little corries?
by Barry  20 Feb 2015
I've been studying placenames in this general district and I note that William Bald's map of c.1816 uses various spellings but Currawn would be typical. He also labels the various corries Curra Lea, Curra Duff, Curra Beg and it's quite clear that here and elsewhere on his map, that 'Curra' represents 'Coire' - a pot, cauldron literally but used for corries and coums. Given that there are several such corries on Corraun and they are all small, I'd venture to suggest that Corraun or Currawn is a general name for the area, meaning a place of small corries. Knockacorraun from the adjacent lake is probably a more appropriate name for the summit area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/405/comment/17849/
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