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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 77 members. Recently by: scapania, IainT, markmjcampion, rleahy, roscorrocket, jlk, Wilderness, David-Guenot, frankmc04, deirdre.obrien, simoburn, melohara, barrymayo, chalky, garrettd
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.896203, Latitude: 53.898941 , Easting: 75406, Northing: 296048 Prominence: 103m,   Isolation: 2.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 475383 796060,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corraun Hill in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Corraun Hill from Bunanioo Bridge
 
Take your pick.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman,  20 Oct 2011
(1) Bunannio Bridge Route: Straight forward with easy access to the hill. From F763 011 A on the R319 go S to L737 943 B. Take the well made track E up to a T junction L751 948 C, turn left and follow track to its end L749 950 D. Go NW up the hillside for some 1.2k over short heather to the summit trig pillar L7540696048 E. Return by way of ascent. (2) Belfarsad Bridge Route: From L748 985 F just N of the bridge take the track SE to L766 977 G. Leave track and continue SE to the start of a prominent spur L768973 H. Follow the spur steeply up SW for about 1k to L757 966 I where the slope eases and then go SSW. Once on the flatter ground of the Plateau go SW across to the summit trig pillar at L7540696048 E. Return by route of ascent. This route offers an opportunity to view the precipitous north facing cliffs of the hill and its deep sided corries and loughs not seen on the more direct but easier route 1. If climbing Corraun Hill it is well worth considering taking a looped walk which also includes the slightly higher Corraun Hill E Top. To do so descend SE to a broad saddle at L761 957 J (Pt 421) and pick up the route from this point as described in the short summary for Corraun Hill East Top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/405/comment/5164/
 
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