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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
Place visited by 108 members. Recently by: peter1, annem, ryanguinness10, Geo, elizauna, eflanaga, nupat, Wes, eoghancarton, Mark1, ConMack23, abcd, Ulsterpooka, Tran, markwallace
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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: CrnHlH, 10 char: CrnHlHghpn
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.   Corraun Hill Highpoint is the 442nd highest place in Ireland. Corraun Hill Highpoint 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))
 
Not quite on Achill Island .. by TommyV   (Show all for Corraun Hill Highpoint (Corraun Hill East Top))
 
Great in snow last New Year's Day. .. by milo   (Show all for Corraun Hill Highpoint (Corraun Hill East Top))
 
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Picture: The north facing corries of Corraun
 
The Corraun Hills
by peter1  6 Sep 2022
I climbed Corraun Hill High Point (East Top) following the forest road used in track 4024. As others have said, the views are stunning in all directions so this is well worth keeping for good weather. The view from Corraun Hill back to the ridges, corries and hanging valleys of Corraun Hill High Point is shown in the photo. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/372/comment/23644/
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