Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
Tutorial Area
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Showing 1 items:
Mount Oriel 251m,
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos
(none available)
Recent Contributions

Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains: The Chaukhi Massif, Georgia’s Dolomites

Lake District: Extended Kentmere Round

Lake District: Fairfield Horseshoe

A hike in the Alps Maritimes

"Deaded"

Croagh Patrick

Binn Mhairg: A well worthwhile but neglected scramble

Aughinish: Clare Island

Scanlan's Island: Clare Island

Near Truskmore, Dartry Mountains (Ireland)

Munnia Top: Coastal Hill

Local 100

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
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
Place visited by 54 members. Recently by: Reeks2011, DeltaP, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, GoldCircle, Pepe, Garmin, la1ena, chalky, jackill, jlk, eannanilamhna, turfymccloud, eamonoc, FEARGALS
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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 1276th highest in Ireland. Mount Oriel is the most northerly summit in the East Coast area.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1002/?PHPSESSID=ou52htarkcn5mgd15ceb1ap1m3
COMMENTS for Mount Oriel 1 2 Next page >>
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mount Oriel in area East Coast, Ireland
Picture: A serene scene
 
wicklore on Mount Oriel, 2009
by wicklore  2 May 2009
I took a side trip to Mount Oriel as I headed up to the Cooley peninsula yesterday. I followed paulocon’s directions and turned at the Campus garage in the village of Collon. 2 miles up this road brings you to the service lane (N977 831 A) which heads up to the top of the hill. I was able to drive up the service lane to the gate which leads out onto the summit field. The summit is a grassy field with six masts and service buildings around its perimeter. In the field were frolicking lambs, and several large deciduous trees dot the landscape. The trig pillar (N981 832 B) is atop a large barrow, with another smaller barrow next to it. Because Mount Oriel is relatively isolated there are expansive views across the plains to the south and east. Views to the north were somewhat restricted by some trees and communications towers at the edge of the field. If you can ignore the encroaching forest of masts the summit is actually a nice place with a peaceful feeling to it.

I came across an explanation for the name ‘Oriel’ on http://www.mythicalireland.com/highman/places-mount-oriel.html. They say that it comes from ‘Ór Giall’, the "golden hostages", an ancient kingdom which stretched from Louth to Donegal. They say Mount Oriel is the highest of the "Ferrard Hills". Ferrard (fear ard) means ‘High Man’, and apparently there is a gigantic outline of a warrior called the High Man wielding a sword spread across the Meath/Louth landscape. The image is outlined by the road network in the area. The website mythicalireland.com shows this image. Just click on 'High Man' at the top of the page. Apparently much of the area covered by the High Man can be seen from the summit of Mount Oriel. They also say Mount Oriel is lined up with the Hill of Slane, Realtoge and Tara. Isn’t it amazing what powerful mythology could lie behind such an obscure hill! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1002/comment/3742/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Beware of the livestock! .. by csd   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
Just a warning to fellow walkers. Took this snap .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
Being the closest peak to me that's listed on Mou .. by paulocon   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
Having paid Oriel a very quick visit last week on .. by paulocon   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
A thoroughly farmed and rural summit except for t .. by simon3   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
COMMENTS for Mount Oriel 1 2 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Mount Oriel.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.