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Achill & Corraun Area   SE: Corraun Subarea
Place count in area: 16, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30, CBW 
Highest place:
Croaghaun, 688m
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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Corraun Hill Highpoint Mountain Corraun Hill East Top A name in English, also Cnoc an Chorráin (pointe is airde) an extra name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc an Chorráin [OSNB*], 'hill of the hook') 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)

This peak is unnamed on OSI maps. However, the name Cnoc an Chorrain / Corraun Hill is used locally for the whole bulk of this mountain, not just for the lower western peak where this name is marked by OSI. Named Slieve Aghkerane on EastWest Corraun map, 2016. This version of the name 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). Slieve Aghkerane is an unusual anglicisation of Ir. Sliabh an Chorráin, 'mountain of the hook'. 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 whiskey, 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 443rd highest place in Ireland. Slieve Aghkerane is the second most easterly summit in the Achill & Corraun area.

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Watery March light illuminates the Corraun ridge .. by simon3   (Show all for Corraun Hill Highpoint (Corraun Hill East Top))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corraun Hill Highpoint (Corraun Hill East Top) 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 starA 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 starB and follow it back down to the starting point. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/372/comment/20124/
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Great in snow last New Year's Day. .. by milo   (Show all for Corraun Hill Highpoint (Corraun Hill East Top))
 
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