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Knockletragh Hill Cnoc Leitreach A name in Irish
also Owenduff an extra name in English
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Leitreach [PDT], 'hill of the wet hillside') Mayo County, in Carn List, Quartzites, schists, chloritic metatuffs Bedrock

Height: 452m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: F78220 00458
Place visited by 12 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, MichaelE, jimbloomer, Oileanach, chalky, garrettd, eamonoc, turfymccloud, LiamFahy, Jamessheerin, Harry Goodman, simon3
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Longitude: -9.855174, Latitude: 53.939208 , Easting: 78220, Northing: 300458 Prominence: 309m,  Isolation: 4.4km
ITM: 478196 800469,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncklt, 10 char: Knckltrgh
Bedrock type: Quartzites, schists, chloritic metatuffs, (Ashleam Head Formation)

This peak is unnamed on OS maps. On William Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830) it is named Knockletragh. Previously Owenduff Hill in MV.   Cnoc Leitreach is the 668th highest place in Ireland. Cnoc Leitreach is the most easterly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc Leitreach in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: North and East of Owenduff Hill
 
simon3 on Cnoc Leitreach, 2008
by simon3  25 Mar 2008
Owenduff is like a giant comma, its head at the summit, its tail stretching and descending SW. Showing few signs of being visited it does however possess a large white cairn of the local quartzite stone.

One way of reaching the summit, via the tail, is as follows. Park at L80296 99725 A at a forestry entrance on the main road. (This is the same starting place as David Herman describes for a Corraun walk in Hill Walkers Connemara and Mayo.) Walk SW along the well made forestry road. When you reach another track leading NW ignore it. Continue W past a point where a waymarked way leaves the track. The track curves north at this point towards the tail of Owenduff. As of Mar 2008 it was possible to simply walk west across the recently cut forest to the forest edge starting from the track at L77546 98741 B. Climb onto the undulating tail and ascend Owenduff. There are some outcrops en-route. As you rise your view expands in all directions (a bit like the walk up Claggan). To the south are the corries of Corraun to the south west and west Achill. Further you can see some of the drowned drumlins of Clew bay. At the summit you can even see Croagh Patrick. Return by walking down the east side of Owenduff. This turned out to be difficult in wet conditions, though not taking so long. You can get to the road at F79978 00213 C beside the bridge and then walk back to your transport.

The photo shows the intricate coastline leading to Bellacragher Bay on the right. The skyline is dominated by the Nephin Begs. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/614/comment/3020/
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A super and significant hill .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Cnoc Leitreach)
 
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