Slieve Aghkerane 541m mountain, Achill/Corraun Corraun Ireland at
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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
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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 442nd 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) Picture about mountain Slieve Aghkerane in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: small L Cullylea with Nephin Begs in distance
gerrym on Slieve Aghkerane, 2007
by gerrym  8 Sep 2007
First a beware that the forest and tracks have change from that on my 1993 map and also that on Trailmaster West. Started out from eastern side of the hills, leaving the R319 as it follows the coast - onto a forest track at 804997 G. There are opportunities to park and then follow track into the forest towards the steep sided corries reaching out to the northern side of the Corraun Hills, these really are impressive for the stature of the hills. After 25 minutes of walking through the forest I reached the Corrubeg river (784984 H), following it up through difficult clearfell and then easier ground to the beautifully framed small corrie lough of Cullylea (788972 I) - a large boulder provided a perfect spot to enjoy lunch nearly encircled by high rock walls. From here are several options to climb onto the higher ground nearly encircling the lough - i choose to climb steeply up 200m to the left of the lough (as on map) over scree and slippy heather clad ground - a tough half hour of puffing and panting, but rewarding going. The view from the corrie rim, across the opposite scree strewn side to Clew Bay and the Nepin Beg Mtns is amazing. Further easy climbing brings views down into the next corrie lough of Cullydoo and the long broad and stoney summit. There is a large cairn at the E end and a number of smaller ones along its 2km.The top brings ever wider views encompassing the range of mountains to the S (Croagh Patrick, Sheffrys, Mweelrea, Bens) the hills of Achill and the smaller though no less spectacular surrounding islands (Clare with its mini Croughaun) and again the full range of the mighty Nephin Begs.
A short drop to a broad col and swift ascent brings Corraun Hill itself, slightly lower than that just traversed. I then descended by the NE ridge back to the forest, getting very confused by the changes to the landscape but eventually getting back to the start. Trackback:
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Rocky mountain high .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve Aghkerane)
All of Corraun's summits in 24 hours. .. by garrettd   (Show all for Slieve Aghkerane)
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