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Achill/Corraun Area   Corraun Subarea
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Slieve Aghkerane Mountain Corraun Hill East Top A name in English
also Cullydoo an extra name in English
Slieve Aghkerane, EastWest Corraun map, 2016. Cullydoo, previous
name in MV
Mayo County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Red sandstone, conglomerate & mudrock Bedrock

Height: 541m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: L77736 96118
Place visited by 92 members. Recently by: justynagru, liz50, eamonoc, Grumbler, ilenia, Djouce, Fergalh, Atlanticstar, finkey86, conormcbandon, hak493r, osullivanm, simon3, thomas_g, ckilm
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Longitude: -9.860862, Latitude: 53.900033 , Easting: 77736, Northing: 296118 Prominence: 506m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 477708 796120,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvAgh, 10 char: SlvAghkrn
Bedrock type: Red sandstone, conglomerate & mudrock, (Maam Formation)

Slieve Aghkerane comes from 'A New Map of Ireland' by Daniel Beaufort 1797 which is, in this area based on MacKenzie's sea charts of 1776. (Barry Dalby) It was the tradition for local children to gather bilberries on the mountain, and also another kind of small white berry called caora aitinn, which were bottled in whikey, buried, and kept as remedies for ailments. This took place on the last Sunday of July, known locally as Garlic Sunday (apparently a corruption of 'garland') or Domhnach Chrom Dubh [MacNeill, 191-92]. Previously Cullydoo in MV.   Slieve Aghkerane is the 414th highest place in Ireland. Slieve Aghkerane is the second most easterly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Aghkerane in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: The Corraun Ridge.
 
simon3 on Slieve Aghkerane, 2008
by simon3  24 Apr 2008
Watery March light illuminates the Corraun ridge and its interesting north facing corries. The summit is just right of centre. The photo was taken from Owenduff Hll. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/372/comment/3063/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Aghkerane in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Looking out to Clare Island
Not quite on Achill Island
by TommyV  31 Oct 2018
In the little village of Corraun, there is a track running up the mountain at L73754 94362 A which can be accessed just after the church on the right. From here it's possible to follow the track at least halfway up the mountain. When the track comes to a junction, keep left. After the track ends it's a straight forward climb to the summit of Corraun Hill. Great views of Achill island. The walk can be extended over to Slieve Aghkerane which is 2.5km to the West and is actually higher than Corraun by almost 20 metres. The summit around here is covered with a very unusual pink coloured stone. Descend South West from here to pick up the track at L75146 94813 B and follow it back down to the starting point. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/372/comment/20124/
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milo on Slieve Aghkerane, 2002
by milo  24 Aug 2002
Great in snow last New Year's Day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/372/comment/79/
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