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Currywongaun Hill Corr Uí Mhongáin A name in Irish
'Corr' - round hill, pointed hill, hollow; pointed, conspicuous, odd.
Corr Uí Mhongáin could mean 'Uí Mhongáin's' 'round' or 'pointed'
'hill'. According to ainm.ie surnames related to Mongáin include: Ó
Maingín, Ó Mainín, Ó Mainnín, Ó Maithnín, Mangan, Manning, Mannion,
Mongan
Galway County, in Binnion List, Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites Bedrock

Height: 273m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L73100 59600
Place visited by 17 members. Recently by: Fergalh, GSheehy, eamonoc, Lauranna, markmjcampion, patmoran, liz50, Jamessheerin, juliewoods, bryanmccabe, tphase, deirdrenig, mdoc1969, conormcbandon, simoburn
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Longitude: -9.916313, Latitude: 53.571106 , Easting: 73100, Northing: 259600 Prominence: 109m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 473077 759620,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crywng, 10 char: Crywngn
Bedrock type: Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites, (Metagabbro and Related Lithologies)

http://www.logainm.ie/ga/18325   Currywongaun is the 1222th highest place in Ireland.

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Rough and Rocky
Short Summary created by liz50,  22 Mar 2017
Park off road in a small lay-by at L72134 59157 A and ascend the spur in a roughly Easterly direction to the summit. Usually climbed en-route to its larger neighbor Doughraugh. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1182/comment/15426/
 
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Picture: Structure on top of Currywongaun Hill
 
Rough and Rocky Hill
by markwallace  27 Dec 2017
A very rough and rocky hill with a small stone and cement platform at its top (see photo), and 2-3 bigger structures dotted around immediately near the summit. There are a few more dotted around the subisdiary summit around 600m to the west. These are the remains of the Marconi receiving station opened here in 1913 to complement the better-known station at Derrygimlagh near Clifden.

Though not very high, gives a great sense of isolation. The view to the east is the empty plain of Pollacappul stretching out to Doughruagh, Benchoona and Garraun. As this plain is raised about 100m above the surrounding townlands, there are no habitations and few traces of human impact. Doughruagh can be reached from here. Also views of nearby Diamond Hill; Ben Brack to south-east with other Bens behind; Letter Hill (aka Tully Mountain) to the west; and the Atlantic (including Inishturk, Clare Island and others) to the west and north.

There's a layby with space for a couple of cars around L722 592 B, but I left the road at around L718 596 C. Quite a cliffy climb with extremely complicated terrain. The cliffs are easily gone round on the way up, but coming back down I found myself several times standing over awkward rocky descents I hadn't seen coming. Obviously easier to start closer to the layby. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1182/comment/15920/
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Hill at forefront of technology
by chalky  29 Oct 2014
Had a conversation with the farmer on the way down who told me that the concrete platforms referred to are the remains of a Marconi installation that produced the first telegraph signals to America in 1908. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1182/comment/17737/
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Looking east
by markwallace  27 Dec 2017
Looking east from Currywongaun. Doughruagh and Lough Touther in the centre of the photo.. Benchoona and Garruan to the left of the photo; Ben Brack to the right. Easiest way to cross to Doughruagh is by staying slightly left of Lough Touther, Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1182/comment/15921/
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