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North East Midlands Area   SE: Boyne Valley Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A, 28, 28A, 28B, 34, 35, 36, 41 
Highest place:
Cornasaus, 339m
Maximum height for area: 339 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 224 metres,

Places in area North East Midlands:
Cen: Ballyjamesduff:   Aghalion Hill 249m
Cen: Oldcastle:   Mullaghmeen 258mSlieve Na Calliagh 276mSpire of Lloyd 131mThe Hill of Mael 241m
E: Kingscourt:   Carrickleck Hill 173m
N Cen: Cavan Town:   Shantemon 218mSlieve Glah 320mTievenanass 261m
NE: Ballybay:   Bunnanimma 268m
NE: Carrickmacross:   Corduff 243m
NE: Castleblaney:   Mullyash Mountain 317m
NE: Cen Bailieborough:   Cornasaus 339mTaghart South 290m
NW Cen: Arva:   Bruse Hill 260m
NW: Aughavas:   Lugganammer 190m
S Cen: Crookedwood:   Cruckboeltane 199mKnockeyon 214m
S: Westmeath South West:   Knockastia 200m
SE: Boyne Valley:   Hill of Slane 160.4mMount Oriel 251mTara 155m
W: Ardagh:   Bawn Mountain 200m
W: Drumlish:   Corn Hill 278m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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 66 members. Recently by: trostanite, dregishjake, briankelly, abcd, dregish, TommyV, arderincorbett, wtrs, TommyMc, melohara, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Reeks2011, DeltaP, Niamhq
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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 1283th highest place in Ireland. Mount Oriel is the most easterly summit in the North East Midlands area.

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I took a side trip to Mount Oriel as I headed up .. by wicklore   (Show all for Mount Oriel (Sliabh Collann))
 
Beware of the livestock! .. by csd   (Show all for Mount Oriel (Sliabh Collann))
 
Only when it's a clear day .. by Pepe   (Show all for Mount Oriel (Sliabh Collann))
 
Just a warning to fellow walkers. Took this snap .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Mount Oriel (Sliabh Collann))
 
Being the closest peak to me that's listed on Mou .. by paulocon   (Show all for Mount Oriel (Sliabh Collann))
 
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Misleading name
by TommyV  29 Dec 2018
Nothing to add to the directions here. No cows in the field in December when I visited. It's not really much of a hike and to be honest unless you are bagging summits there is no real reason to visit this hill. Mount Oriel is a bit of a misleading name for this little hill. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1002/comment/20220/
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