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Carrane HillHillCnoc an Chorráin A name in Irish also Corran an extra name in English SligoCounty, in Carn List, Shale & minor turbiditic sandstone Bedrock
Height:458mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26Grid Reference: G84419 20660This place has been logged as visited by 23 members. Recently by: jackill, MichaelE, jimbloomer, karlachameleon, maike, mountainmike, Garmin, chalky, eamonoc, Fergalh, millsd1, liz50, Geo, walker26, Trailtrekker I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Carrane Hill is the highest point in a range of hills known as the Arigna Mountains, or as Braulieve (sometimes Brauslieve) from Ir. Braidshliabh, 'plunder mountain'. The latter name does not appear on OSI maps but is still remembered in the area. These hills straddle the Sligo/Leitrim border, except for a chunk in the south belonging to Roscommon. An early alternative name recorded in Bethu Pátraic (The Life of St. Patrick) is Sliab hÚa n-Ailella, 'mountain of the descendants of Ailill'. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 183-84) for details of the festive assembly on the mountain.
Carrane Hill is the highest hill in the Arigna Mountains area and the 700th highest in Ireland. Carrane Hill is the most northerly summit in the Arigna Mountains area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/590/?PHPSESSID=6mived5eobm5988pt95q5en3d4