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Corranabinnia Mountain Coire na Binne A name in Irish
also Cushcamcarragh an extra name in English
(Ir. Coire na Binne [OSNB], 'hollow of the peak') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Psammitic schists, quartzites Bedrock

Height: 716m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: F90306 03165 This summit has been logged as climbed by 121 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, weedavie, IainT, Peter Walker, Val Jones, walker26, GSheehy, Garmin, Peter_I, Andy13460, denisnoel, pcnovice, simoburn, Rob_Lee, seanc15
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Longitude: -9.672167, Latitude: 53.966219 , Easting: 90306, Northing: 303165 Prominence: 541m,   Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 490282 803175,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn723, 10 char: Crnbn
Bedrock type: Psammitic schists, quartzites, (Anaffrin Formation)

This peak is unnamed on the OSI Discovery map, surely one of the highest peaks to lack a name. The name Corranabinnnia is found in walking guides. It is also named Cushcamcarragh (from Ir. Coiscéim Charrach, 'rocky step') in atlases. This name also appears on Bald's map of Mayo (1830), while the name Curranabinna is applied to the cirque north of the peak. Walks: for a route taking in Bengorm, Corranabinnia and Glennamong, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 72-73.   Corranabinnia is the third highest mountain in the North Mayo area and the 101st highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corranabinnia in area North Mayo, Ireland
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High Point of Mayo's Best Ridge
Short Summary created by Onzy,  6 Oct 2014
Corranabinnia is situated at the northern end of the Glendahurk valley and is the apex and the highest point of the Glendahurk Horseshoe. It's a highly rated peak, particularly noted for the fine ridge which extends south west from its summit to that of its SW top. There are staggering views of Clew Bay on a good day.

Corranabinnia is remote from roads and consequently there are a relatively small number of practical routes and these all involve other peaks.

The most obvious is the circuit of Glendahurk Valley, taking in Bengorm, its NW top and the 2 Corranabinnias and making use of the raking spur south of Corranabinnia SW top. The horseshoe can be done in either direction, from starting points at either L91061 97962 A or about 300m further south, where there is a stile on the right. At 15k with an ascent of c.1,000m, the circuit should take about 6 hours.

A more ambitious circuit starting further east in the vicinity of Srahmore and centering on the Glennamong Valley is also possible. This would take in Tirkslieve, both Glennamongs, Corranabinnia and the two Bengorms, before descending to the road near Furness. The option of a short extension to Corranabinnia SW top is also possible. This is a walk of 20k+, with some road walking and will take about 8 hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/98/comment/4858/
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milo on Corranabinnia, 2003
by milo  22 Aug 2003
This summit ,while 5 metres lower than than the highest in the range,remote Slieve Car, is the high point of the western Nephinbeg ridge. It commands splendid views, particularly south over Clew Bay and west toward Achill (lower photo) It also forms part of a fine 20km. ridge circuit including BenGorm and Glenamong.
This took almost 8 hours using 2 cars, one left in a large recessed entrance at L956 985 B and finishing in the carpark at the start of the Bangor Trail. Without cars a somewhat longer variant could be done from Traenlur YH, using the ford at F 947 024 C. Top photo shows the view west from near Corranabinnia main top showing the ridge to the SW top. See my comments on the SW top Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/98/comment/615/
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Picture: summit from col with Glennamong
gerrym on Corranabinnia, 2005
by gerrym  28 Aug 2005
From the col with Glennamong there is a fairly narrow ridge (well it gives the feeling of as you can see from the pic) with steep drops to the double loughs of Corryloughaphuill to the NW and into the heavily forested valley of the Glennamong River to the SE. The climb is short over ground which poses no difficulty. There is a level area before the final rise to the trig point at the summit. Luckily the mist had cleared from the summit and i was afforded the breathtaking views available out over Clew Bay with its myriad of islands and over the rest of the big hills in the Nephins - Glennamong, Nephin Beg and Glencar. There was more evidence of other walkers here and would seem to suggest that the horseshoe taking in Corranabinnia Sw top, Corranabinnia and Ben Gorm would be the more popular route, not that I saw anyone on any of these hills over the 2 days spent here. There is a short drop down to the col with the SW top which looked very daunting with a sharp serrated rocky ridge to negoiate. To the SE the remainder of the walk along the ridge to Ben Gorm also looked quite a handfull, having already spent a good few hours walking and carrying tent etc. I left my pack at the summit to make the return journey to the SW top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/98/comment/1915/
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Picture: Extensive Nephin Views and desolation
Nephin Begs - The Long Way
by seanc15  1 Oct 2014
Corranabinnia and the 'central' Nephins are a bit of a surprise given the poor press this range sometimes gets. I undertook the Glendahurk horseshoe walk last July (2013) and was well impressed by this tramp along with a few crags on Corranabinnia, both on the arrete and on the North East face. Large slabs but not easy accessed. The rock on Corranabinnia is a bit suspect - what I thought was a nice hold turned out to be a loose flake and a near fall at 2000 feet. A nice airy place all the same to do a bit of climbing. I subsequently picked up on a Joey Glover article from 1960 which described a North to South approach across the main Nephin Beg range. He referred to this peak as Cushcumcarragh. Is this the name of the most northern of the twin tops?

I subsequently undertook this traverse on the 20th of June this year in perfect conditions but it was easily the toughest walk I had in this country - and lonely to. I never met a sinner all along the 20 odd miles of this walk. I wasn't trying to rush it but it took 13 hours and a few stops before I had a pint in Mulranney. For anyone interested in this route, the starting point is beside the Kiltane GAA pitch, Bangor - grid ref F86503 22662 D. The Joey Glover article can be found under 'Irish Mountaineering 1960.' Worth a read - no energy bars or Gortex in sight nevermind the dreaded Lycra. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/98/comment/17699/
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Picture: Corranabinnia ridge
bryanmccabe on Corranabinnia, 2009
by bryanmccabe  24 Feb 2009
In my opinion, the Corranabinnia horseshoe is one of the most challenging hikes in the west of Ireland, with in excess of 1000m height gain over about 14km. The ascent to Bengorm (582m) is gradual but the soft peaty underfoot conditions make it a real slog. The final climb up to the trig station at the summit of Corranabinnia is also challenging. The arete ridge between Corranbinnia main top and SW top is not as intimidating as I expected - but maybe that's because the cloud didn't allow us to see the full extent of the drops on either side! The photo shown is looking across the ridge to the SW top and believe it or not is taken in the same direction and not far to the left as milo's photo on the same mountain! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/98/comment/3609/
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Mayo's Best Ridge?
by Onzy  28 Sep 2014
A view of the ridge between Corranabinnia and its sw top, taken from just west of the sw top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/98/comment/17696/
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