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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
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corraun Hill in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Trig & Cairn
 
Corraun at the double
by Colin Murphy  31 Mar 2011
Shot shows the trig pillar and large cairn that mark the summit of this mountain, which was our second stop on a Corraun East Top-Corraun walk. Set off along the track recommended by darrenf (point A) which can double as a starting point for the ascent of either top as it takes you roughly to the mid point between that lower slopes of the two mountains , both of which have their merits. We chose to ascend the east top first, (see pic of the fascinating rocky top on Corraun East Top's page) and then headed west to Corraun itself, which offers spectacular views along the way and gets even better at the top, despite the fact that we had a bright but hazy day. Headed directly south from Corraun to rejoin track and made it back to car in precisely 4 leisurely hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/405/comment/6287/
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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   (Show all for Corraun Hill)
 
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