Mount Oriel 251m hill, East Coast Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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East Coast Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 35, 36, 42, 43, 50 
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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 Binnion List, Black mudstone, siltstone, greywacke Bedrock

Height: 251m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 36 Grid Reference: N98164 83284
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Longitude: -6.51131, Latitude: 53.790001 , Easting: 298164, Northing: 283284 Prominence: 176m,  Isolation: 8.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 698091 783299,   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 1277th highest in Ireland. Mount Oriel is the most northerly summit in the East Coast area.

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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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A thoroughly farmed and rural summit except for t .. by simon3   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
No access problems on Mt Oriel .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
6 masts but something mythical. .. by dmcdevitt   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
Drive the top and a short hop across the field. M .. by moggy40   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
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