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Achill/Corraun Area   Corraun Subarea
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,   Summits in area: 16,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30 For all tops   Highest summit: Croaghaun, 688m
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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 summit has been logged as climbed by 76 members. Recently by: IainT, markmjcampion, rleahy, roscorrocket, jlk, Wilderness, David-Guenot, frankmc04, deirdre.obrien, simoburn, melohara, barrymayo, chalky, garrettd, Onzy
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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 492nd highest summit in Ireland.

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Picture: Achill Island from near Corraun East Top
pazapas on Corraun Hill, 2007
by pazapas  3 Jun 2007
The walk I did to Corraun Hill and Corraun Hill East Top starts from the Belfarsad bridge. Follow the stone track for around 1.5km. Then turn to your right in direction to Tawnytruffaun Lough. You will then see a steep shoulder. Follow its ridge. When you reach the plateau, turn to southwest to the cairn and the trig point (524m). Go to southeast and when you reach a col, turn to east to reach the East summit (45min-1h). A cairn is waiting for you (541m). Be careful in bad weather, there are some cliffs to the north. From east top, go further with an east direction. You should see a cairn. Turn to northwest 500m before and follow the shoulder. At this point, the main direction is the corner of a forest near Lough Laur. The ground is wet in this area. Walk along the fence and then the east shore of the lough. Continue in a west direction, you should find the rocky track you followed at start few hundred meters after passing north to Lough Nambrackkeagh. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/405/comment/2720/
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