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East Coast Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 35, 36, 42, 43, 50 
Highest place:
Mount Oriel, 251m
Maximum height for area: 251 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 176 metres,

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Mount Oriel Hill Sliabh Collann A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. Sliabh Collann [PDT], 'mountain of the height') Louth County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Black mudstone, siltstone, greywacke Bedrock

Height: 251m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 36 Grid Reference: N98164 83284
Place visited by 64 members. Recently by: briankelly, abcd, dregish, TommyV, arderincorbett, wtrs, TommyMc, melohara, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Reeks2011, DeltaP, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, GoldCircle
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Longitude: -6.51134, Latitude: 53.79001 , Easting: 298164, Northing: 283284 Prominence: 176m,  Isolation: 8.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 698089 783300,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MntOrl, 10 char: MntOrl
Bedrock type: Black mudstone, siltstone, greywacke, (Rathkenny Formation)

Mount Oriel is located above the village of Collon (collann, 'height'). In the Book of Ballymote (late 14th century), its name is given as Sliabh Collain or Sliabh Leitreach, the latter meaning 'mountain of the wet slope'. It is the highest point in a range of hills on the Louth/Meath border which was anciently called Sliabh Breagha. Those peaks on the Louth side of the border are known in English as the Ferrard Hills, from the name of the local barony. Oriel is a very ancient name denoting a population group, the Airghialla, whose territory extended at its height all the way from North Louth to the vicinity of Derry in a diagonal band across Ulster. However, it was later much reduced and the name Oriel came to be used as a by-name for Co. Louth. The application of the English name Mount Oriel to this hill seems even more modern. It may be linked to the title of Baron Oriel of Ferrard, granted to John Foster, whose residence was at Collon, in 1821.   Mount Oriel is the highest hill in the East Coast area and the 1279th highest in Ireland. Mount Oriel is the most northerly summit in the East Coast area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mount Oriel in area East Coast, Ireland
Picture: Trig Pillar
 
paulocon on Mount Oriel, 2008
by paulocon  8 Oct 2008
Having paid Oriel a very quick visit last week on the way home from work - I decided to return today and take my time to have a look around. The weather was a great help - complete contrast to the overcast misty evening I had last week. Parked my car at the bottom of the lane and from there it's literally a short walk up to the top of the hill. First thing to strike you are the towers - this place seems to be a breeding place for them and along with their associated service buildings (humming away), they take away from the aesthetics of the place. To get to the summit, go to the gate at the end of the lane and the trig point is in the field to the right just under a tree (pictured). The clear day let me re-evaluate the views and I have to say they are quite good. If you can ignore the comms towers, you can see the Cooley mountains and the bay at Dundalk as well as the Wicklow Mountains. I could see a hill in the Cavan direction but not sure what it was. A better experience this time around and will take a walk back up with the camera and kids some clear Sunday afternoon to get some decent pics of the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1002/comment/3367/
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Picture: View south.
simon3 on Mount Oriel, 2010
by simon3  3 Mar 2010
A thoroughly farmed and rural summit except for the nearly inevitable telecoms towers of any small prominent place.

The view of rounded low east midland ridges is to the south on a misty day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1002/comment/4464/
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Picture: Flock of sheep guarding summit today!
 
No access problems on Mt Oriel
by eamonoc  2 Nov 2013
Thursday 31/10/2013. Accessed Mt Oriel from Point A, there was just about enough room to park one car closeto the service lane entrance. The service lane today was in no fit state for any type of family car, really mucky rutted and plenty of potholes. On the way up I was passed by two Jeeps, and two Vans all the drivers waved and smiled ( some work going on at masts) , so I was happy that there were no access problems. Reached the summit trig point in about 10mins from the car. Nice views towards the Cooleys and the Mournes. Local 100 now down to two tops, Yahoo! Headed back to car and on towards Cornasaus in County Cavan. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1002/comment/15240/
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6 masts but something mythical.
by dmcdevitt  22 May 2011
Very easy climb, if you park at the entrance of the lane way leading to the mobile phone masts. Over all walk is no more than 15 mins, unless you park in Collon which is probally an hour. If travelling to another mountain range, and this is on route, it's one to visit as it has fantastic views of Co Louth Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1002/comment/6356/
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Drive the top and a short hop across the field. Mind the cows
by moggy40  30 Aug 2011
Another one of those routes where the car gets you there. Follow the routes as previously mentioned. The local cows were out again but luckily they decided i was not worh investgating. Wide ranging views from the top. A good hill to take the kids up for a picnic if the cows are not there Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1002/comment/6502/
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