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Achill & Corraun Area , SE: Corraun Subarea
Feature count in area: 16, all in Mayo, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-ACC
Highest Place: Croaghaun 688m

Starting Places (16) in area Achill & Corraun:
Achillbeg Island, Achillbeg Mid West Beach, Barneygappul Strand, Belfarsad Bridge, Breanaskill, Bunanioo Church, Cartron River, Clare Island, Doogort Beach, Fiodián na Circe, Keem Bay, Lough Acorrymore, Lough Gall, Minaun Mast, Rossnafinna Island, Tobercolman Cross Cemetery

Summits & other features in area Achill & Corraun:
Cen: Minaun: Minaun (Achill Island) 466m
N: Slievemore: Krinnuck (Achill Island) 214m, Slievemore (Achill Island) 671m
NW: Croaghaun: Benmore (Achill Island) 332m, Cornaclea Hill (Achill Island) 269m, Croaghaun (Achill Island) 688m, Croaghaun SW Top (Achill Island) 664m
S: Knockmore Achill: Achillbeg Island N Top (Achillbeg Island) 109.7m, Achillbeg Island S Top (Achillbeg Island) 108.5m, Knockmore (Achill Island) 337m, Tievereivagh (Achill Island) 286m
SE: Corraun: Knocklettragh 452m, Corraun Hill 524m, Corraun Hill Highpoint 541m
SW: Clare Island: Knockmore (Clare Island) 462m, Knocknaveen (Clare Island) 223m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Corraun Hill, 524m Mountain Cnoc an Chorráin A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Cnoc an Chorráin [OSNB*], 'hill of the hook') Currane Hill an extra name in English, Cruach a' Chorráin, Mayo County in Connacht province, in Arderin Lists, Corraun Hill is the 498th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference L75406 96048, OS 1:50k mapsheet 30
Place visited by: 131 members, recently by: Carolineswalsh, srr45, CusackMargaret, Ansarlodge, farmerjoe, NualaB, paulbrown, Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, johncusack, glencree, a3642278, peter1, annem
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.896217, Latitude: 53.898923, Easting: 75406, Northing: 296048, Prominence: 103m,  Isolation: 2.3km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 475382 796058
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, psammitic schists, (Corraun Quartzite Member)
Notes on name: The large peninsula, which is very nearly an island, lying between Achill and the mainland of Mayo is called Corraun (Ir. Corrán Acla, 'sickle of Achill'). The name may refer to the shape of this hill or perhaps to the promontory Gubnahardia, near which the village of Corraun is situated. Corraun is part of the parish of Achill. For a walk on the S slopes of Corraun Hill, see Siúlóidí Acla, walk M.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn525, 10 char: Coraun Hil

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Summary for Corraun Hill (Cnoc an Chorráin): Western summit on plateau above big corrie lakes.
Summary created by simon3, Harry Goodman 2018-06-18 06:17:44
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Picture: Corraun Hill from Bunanioo Bridge
(1) Bunannio Bridge Route: Start around A (L737 943). Take the well made track E up to a T junction B (L751 948), turn left and follow track to its end C (L749 950). Go NW up the hillside for some 1.2k over short heather to the summit trig pillar. Return by way of ascent.

(2) Belfarsad Bridge Route: From Belfarsad (L748 985) just N of the bridge take the track SE to D (L766 977). Leave track and continue SE to the start of a prominent spur E (L768 973). Follow the spur steeply up SW for about 1k to F (L757 966) where the slope eases and then go SSW. Once on the flatter ground of the Plateau go SW across to the summit trig pillar. Return by route of ascent. This route offers an opportunity to view the precipitous north facing cliffs of the hill and its deep sided corries and loughs not seen on the more direct but easier route 1.

If climbing Corraun Hill it is well worth considering taking a looped walk which also includes the slightly higher Slieve Aghkerane or Corraun Hill E Top. To do so descend SE to a broad saddle at G (L761 957) (Pt 421) and pick up the route from this point as described in the short summary for Slieve Aghkerane..
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Member Comments for Corraun Hill (Cnoc an Chorráin)

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Picture: Dark and light
A view of Corraun from the south west
by wicklore 21 Jul 2014
This view of a dark and brooding Corraun in the background contrasts sharply with the bright green grass, white sands and aquamarine water of sunlit Achillbeg island, just across the narrow sea to Corraun's south west. Knockletragh, 452m, is just visible as it pokes its rounded summit over Corrauns left shoulder. Bungalow Bliss is visible all around Corrauns southern flanks. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/405/comment/17559/
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Picture: Achill Island from near Corraun East Top
pazapas on Corraun Hill
by pazapas 3 Jun 2007
The walk I did to Corraun Hill and Corraun Hill East Top starts from the Belfarsad bridge. Follow the stone track for around 1.5km. Then turn to your right in direction to Tawnytruffaun Lough. You will then see a steep shoulder. Follow its ridge. When you reach the plateau, turn to southwest to the cairn and the trig point (524m). Go to southeast and when you reach a col, turn to east to reach the East summit (45min-1h). A cairn is waiting for you (541m). Be careful in bad weather, there are some cliffs to the north. From east top, go further with an east direction. You should see a cairn. Turn to northwest 500m before and follow the shoulder. At this point, the main direction is the corner of a forest near Lough Laur. The ground is wet in this area. Walk along the fence and then the east shore of the lough. Continue in a west direction, you should find the rocky track you followed at start few hundred meters after passing north to Lough Nambrackkeagh. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/405/comment/2720/
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Picture: Looking S to Corraun Hill from Knockle tragh
Views! what views?
by Harry Goodman 18 Jun 2018
Climbed this hill on Wed. 12 Oct 2011. Our intention was to start from Belfarsad Bridge but the blanket of thick mist covering the Plateau made me opt for the simpler climb from Burnanioo Bridge some 4.5k further south along the same road. To get to the start we turned S off the R319 at H (F763 011) and followed the minor road for about 7.5k to Bunanioo (L73647 93890) where we parked in the church car park on the left. Locals advised that it was quite in order to park there. We walked back north along the road for 500m, crossing the Burnanioo Bridge on the way to A (L737 943) where we turned right up a well made track for about 1.4k to a T junction B (L751 948). From here we turned left and followed the track along a short way to its end C (L749 950). It was then a straight forward climb SE up the hillside for about 1.2k to the summit trig pillar and a nearby cairn. Unfortunately the thick mist still persisted and we did not enjoy any of the fine views commented on by other mv members.

As we also wanted to include Corraun Hill South (now Slieve Aghkerane) we headed down SE to a wide but mist covered saddle (Pt 421). Coming down in the mist we were a little confused by what appeared to be a large expanse of water directly below us, especially as it was not shown on the map. On closer inspection the "lough" proved to be simply a very large area of shallow water caused by 2/3 days of continuous rainfall ! Anyone wishing to only climb Corraun Hill could either retrace their steps from the summit or come down to Pt 421 and then go SW down to the origional access track I (F751 948) which could then be followed down to the start. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/405/comment/6591/
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Picture: Clare island and Achill Beg from Corraun Hill
Corraun Loop
by Secret-Five 20 May 2010
Walked the Corraun loop on 16-05-10, a dry and partly overcast day. Entered via the forest road into the Coillte plantation off the Multanny to Achill Sound road -about 4 km past Mulranny. Followed the good track through two gates keeping left at the junction after the second gate, continuing for 500 metres more and then making straight for the nearest valley on the left, the one in which Loch Culleylea is located. The going was easy and the route straight up to Coraun East Top, from behind the lake, was a bit of a scramble at times, but more than made up for by the splendid views in all directions. Continued on to Corraun Hill, from which Clare Island and Achill Beg came into view. Easy and dry underfoot. The view back to Corraun East Top was particularly beautiful, looking East-North-East, with Glennamong and the Nephin Begs forming the back-drop in the distance.
Dropped down to Knockacorraun Lough, hardly a prettier and more lonely little corrie lake to be found. Headed back to the start keeping south of Tawnytruffaun loch, where the going got a bit soft, then immediately turning north and heading around Lough Cam and on across the northern shore of Loch Laur. Picked up and followed some waymarks which bring you back to the forest road and completion of the loop. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/405/comment/4752/
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Picture: Trig & Cairn
Corraun at the double
by Colin Murphy 31 Mar 2011
Shot shows the trig pillar and large cairn that mark the summit of this mountain, which was our second stop on a Corraun East Top-Corraun walk. Set off along the track recommended by darrenf (point A) which can double as a starting point for the ascent of either top as it takes you roughly to the mid point between that lower slopes of the two mountains , both of which have their merits. We chose to ascend the east top first, (see pic of the fascinating rocky top on Corraun East Top's page) and then headed west to Corraun itself, which offers spectacular views along the way and gets even better at the top, despite the fact that we had a bright but hazy day. Headed directly south from Corraun to rejoin track and made it back to car in precisely 4 leisurely hours. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/405/comment/6287/
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