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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 Cnoc an Chorráin (mullach thoir) an extra name in Irish
Slieve Aghkerane, EastWest Corraun map, 2016. Cullydoo, previous
name in MV
Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Red sandstone, conglomerate & mudrock Bedrock

Height: 541m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: L77736 96118
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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 439th highest place in Ireland. Slieve Aghkerane is the second most easterly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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A simple straightforward route to the top .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Aghkerane)
Of tractors and wasps .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slieve Aghkerane)
Mist, mist and more mist! .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Slieve Aghkerane)
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Rocky mountain high .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve Aghkerane) Picture about mountain Slieve Aghkerane in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Corraun Hill (right) from Lough Cam
All of Corraun's summits in 24 hours.
by garrettd  21 Jul 2014
Eight of us covered the three summits of the Corraun peninsula over a 24 hour overnight backpack. We took the way-marked track from just north of Bealfarsad church (where mass is every second Sunday for those inclined) at L749986 I heading all the way to where it dead-ends at a tiny lough. A further 15 minutes south brought us to a patch of ground between Lough Laur and the fortune cookie-shaped Lough Cam at L774973 J. We pitched the tents and after some respite took the, at times, steepish shoulder direct to the 476m point and directly onto Corraun East at 541m. The views extended across Clew Bay and the plethora of drumlins, though Croagh Patrick remained shrouded in cloud. The remainder of the walk over the saddle at 421m to Corraun Hill was straightforward with a gradual decent along the well defined ridge back towards the lake we would spend the night. The following day's hike to Knockletragh (locally named as Tonragee after the village on its northern flank) involved a pleasant stroll across the undulating bog where we dropped our heavy rucksacks at around the 200m elevation (L765988 K) and continued up the gentle slope to the top, returning the same way. The older OS maps show a track leading westward from our bag drop-off point towards the road but it is very rough and in some places non-existent (hence its removal from the 4th edition sheet).It is possible to push westward and join the loop track near the angle at L756989 L. A 400m walk southward brought us back to our staring point. Having backpacked on Achill for many years and always bypassing Corraun, I can say that we will definitely be back to cover these summits again. We met nobody in the time we were there despite it being a warm, dry weekend in July. This area deserves much greater attention than it seems to get. Linkback:
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