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Bricklieve/Curlew Area
Maximum height for area: 359 metres,   Summits in area: 4,   Maximum prominence for area: 294 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 25, 26, 32, 33 For all tops   Highest summit: Keshcorran, 359m
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Keshcorran Hill Céis Chorainn A name in Irish
(Ir. Céis Chorainn [DCM], '[obscure element] of Corann') Sligo County, in Binnion List, Bioclastic cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 359m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 25 Grid Reference: G71280 12624 This summit has been logged as climbed by 33 members. Recently by: Niamhq, bryanjbarry, AdrianneB, shnackbox, peter1, wicklore, la1ena, mountainmike, chalky, Garmin, Donaloc, Burnsey, concorde, eamonoc, PollyM
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Longitude: -8.439371, Latitude: 54.062031 , Easting: 171280, Northing: 312624 Prominence: 294m,   Isolation: 4.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 571236 812632,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kshcrn, 10 char: Keshcorran
Bedrock type: Bioclastic cherty limestone, (Bricklieve Limestone Formation (upper))

Irish Place Names by Deirdre and Laurence Flanagan relates the name of the nearby village of Kesh to a wicker causeway, presumably with the name then being transferred to the village and the hill. However, ceis meaning causeway has a short vowel, wheareas this name is Céis with a long vowel. Furthermore, there seems to be no historical or archaeological evidence for such a causeway, and given that the bedrock in this area is porous limestone, which generally creates a very dry landscape, it is doubtful that a wicker causeway would ever have been needed in this area. Whatever Céis may mean, it seems that the name originally applied to the hill. Corran is a barony and ultimately the name of a people called the Coraind who inhabited this region. They are probably the Coriondi recorded on Ptolemy's map of Ireland. In the mountain are seventeen small caves in which were found the remains of animals such as reindeer, Irish elk, cave bear and arctic lemming, as well as traces of ancient human occupation. Keshcorran figures in the literary legends of Cormac mac Airt and of Diarmait and Gráinne. (One cave in the W. escarpment is Umhaigh Chormaic mhac Airt, Cormac mac Airt's Cave, for here the she-wolf reared him. ¾ m. N. of this, in Cross, is Tobar Chormaic, Cormac's Well, where Cormac's mother delayed his birth, as witness a stone with the imprint of the infant's head.) The greatest of Co. Sligo's Lughnasa celebrations was held on Garland Sunday in front of the caves of the W. escarpment [Shell Guide to Ireland].   Keshcorran is the highest hill in the Bricklieve/Curlew area and the 1032th highest in Ireland. Keshcorran is the most northerly summit in the Bricklieve/Curlew area and also the most westerly.

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The Harp of Corran .. by wicklore   (Show all for Keshcorran)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keshcorran in area Bricklieve/Curlew, Ireland
Picture: Kesh Corran top looming in the mists!
 
paddyhillsbagger on Keshcorran, 2009
by paddyhillsbagger  31 Aug 2009
We climbed this hill after Bricklieve Mtn. It's a short drive (turn left from Bricklieve on entry road from N4 and take right turn at 2 T junctions) to find yourself at 723 122 B. There is a new gravel road going uphill to the East of this road not marked on my map which we followed to a water scheme pump house. There is room to park here if gate is open as it was for us. We headed up a small path South from here to meet a wall running East/West. Follow this West crossing a wall running roughly North. At the 2nd wall running North turn right to follow this wall up a short steep valley which flattens out with the wall on a small escarpment on your left. Follow a rough path which eventually turns left and crosses over the wall. The path roughly follows the wall on the other side and we had the wonderful experience of the large mound with Kesh Corran cairn on top looming out of the mists on our left to announce our arrival at the top. Sadly no views for us but I think they would be great on a clear day. Again another hill suitable for kids as long as you try to follow the rough pathways and not stray in to deep heather and undergrowth. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/887/comment/4066/
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Evening summit walk .. by three5four0   (Show all for Keshcorran)
 
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