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Achill & Corraun Area   SE: Corraun Subarea
Place count in area: 16, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-ACC 
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), also Slieve Aghkerane an extra EastWest name in English (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 122 members. Recently by: srr45, CusackMargaret, Ansarlodge, farmerjoe, learykid, ochils_trekker, NualaB, paulbrown, Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, johncusack, glencree, a3642278, peter1
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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 445th highest place in Ireland. Corraun Hill Highpoint is the second most easterly summit in the Achill & Corraun area.

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Picture: Corraun corrie loughs and Achill Sound
A Modest Jewel
by ochils_trekker  21 Sep 2023
I enjoyed a second visit to the Corraun horseshoe in September 2023, having been thwarted by fading light and bad weather a few years back, when I didn't even reach the lower western top (although in the mist I thought at the time I had and in clearer conditions this time found that I had been well off the mark).
Anyway, I was there at the start of the "Indian Summer" of early September and had a terrific day exploring the whole plateau around and between the two tops, with their magnificent views back over Achill and the Nephin Begs and from the East top (also known as Slieve Aghkerane) across Clew Bay to Croagh Patrick, the Sheefry Hills and much further south beyond. The ascent from Corraun village itself is straightforward. I parked at the church and walked a few hundred yards back up the road to follow a good track heading right to gently ascend the SSW side of the hill (signposted Lough Ard Corraun) on a post opposite the track. Bear left where the track splits at about L751 948 starA and then just leave the track and follow your nose up the hill with fairly easy climbing. Eventually a first cairn is found after a false summit and then the true top is visible and straightforward, with a cairn and trig point - where I managed to put my hand down and annoy a wasp which gave me a warning belt before flying off in annoyance. The throbbing abated after a few minutes, so I guess I caught him on a good day! A few photographs in the glorious weather and a food and tea stop, then it was off down to the plateau for the crossing to the second and higher top. I extended my walk as I had plenty of time, and took in a trip to the far end of this ridge which gave an even better view down over the islands of Clew Bay and a close look at the aloof and always-inspiring Nephin Begs, before wandering back, with a detour to have a good look down the gulley on the west side to the lovely Corrie loughs below with Slievemore and Achill Sound beyond. I returned by heading down the SE side of the first hill, towards Lough Ard, before breaking off SW to return to my inward route and the bog track where I left the road. All in all, I cannot recommend this hillwalk destination highly enough in good conditions. For good terrain, moderate challenge and spectacular surroundings I have yet to find anything better in my Irish travels. Wonderful. Linkback:
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Watery March light illuminates the Corraun ridge .. by simon3   (Show all for Corraun Hill Highpoint (Corraun Hill East Top))
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Great in snow last New Year's Day. .. by milo   (Show all for Corraun Hill Highpoint (Corraun Hill East Top))
The Corraun Hills .. by peter1   (Show all for Corraun Hill Highpoint (Corraun Hill East Top))
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