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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 Binnion List, Black mudstone, siltstone, greywacke Bedrock

Height: 251m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 36 Grid Reference: N98164 83284
Place visited by 56 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Reeks2011, DeltaP, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, GoldCircle, Pepe, Garmin, la1ena, chalky, jackill, jlk, eannanilamhna, turfymccloud
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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 1276th highest in Ireland. Mount Oriel is the most northerly summit in the East Coast area.

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I took a side trip to Mount Oriel as I headed up .. by wicklore   (Show all for Mount Oriel)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mount Oriel in area East Coast, Ireland
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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1002/comment/4464/
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