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Achill/Corraun Area   Corraun Subarea
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Corraun Hill Mountain Cnoc an Chorráin A name in Irish
also Currane Hill an extra name in English
(Ir. Cnoc an Chorráin [OSNB*], 'hill of the hook') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Pale quartzites, psammitic schists Bedrock

Height: 524m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: L75406 96048
Place visited by 105 members. Recently by: fingal, abcd, Ulsterpooka, markwallace, ochils_trekker, mountainmike, justynagru, liz50, eamonoc, Grumbler, ilenia, JakeG, Fergalh, conormcbandon, Atlanticstar
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Longitude: -9.896217, Latitude: 53.898923 , Easting: 75406, Northing: 296048 Prominence: 103m,  Isolation: 2.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 475382 796058,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn525, 10 char: Coraun Hil
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, psammitic schists, (Corraun Quartzite Member)

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.   Corraun Hill is the 491st highest place in Ireland.

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Western summit on plateau above big corrie lakes. .. by group   (Show all for Corraun Hill)
Corraun Loop .. by Secret-Five   (Show all for Corraun Hill)
A view of Corraun from the south west .. by wicklore   (Show all for Corraun Hill)
Views! what views? .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Corraun Hill) Picture about mountain Corraun Hill in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Knockacorraun Lough
darrenf on Corraun Hill, 2010
by darrenf  15 Mar 2010
It must be hard for Corruan Hill to have such mountains as Croughaun, Minuan, and Slievemore as its neighbours. Prehaps Corruan Hill is somewhat overlooked when deciding on a route in the area of Achill, only 22 members logged as climbed Corraun Hill compared with 94 for Croughaun and 82 for Slievemore. Ok ok I must now put my hand it happens I would easily have overlooked this pretty hill if it was not for the fact I was staying in a quaint little house along its broad base!!!!! With Corraun Hill taunting us from every view in the house it was inevitable we would become better acquainted.

Living in Dublin its very unusual, for me anyway, to start a days walking in the hills from the front door, but it was a great feeling to pull the door behind me and walk right past the car! We decided to approach Corruan from the south so off we set up the road past the church and school. There is a track marked on sheet 30 at L737944 L and this seemed like the obivous route. The track is more of a bog road used by locals as a means to cut and haul turf but it provided excellent access to the foothills of Corruan Hill.

At the top of the track there is a branch to the left and one to the right. We took the branch to the left which peters out very quickly into a small area of active cut bog. Navigation is very straight forward and a bearing was taken to the summit of Corruan. The going was very firm under foot but steep in places. Great views on offer in almost every direction. It wasnt long before we reached the trig pillar. Views all across Corruan and indeed Achill itself open up. Almost immediately the abundance of Loughs to the north side of Corruan appear. Without even realising you are drawn closer to them and before long find yourself leaving Corruan and heading in the general direction of SH 421. On route the spectacular corrie lake of Knockacorraun comes into view. A siren drawing you ever closer. There has never been a more obvious choice of lunch spot!

Corruan east top is a given from here, and worth the small investment as further dramatic corrie back walls and gullies appear. This could easily hold a light to Minuan or Slievemore surely? For our return leg we retraced our steps back toward SH 421 but shot off in the direction of the head of the Bunanioo River. On this occassion the river did appear to be mostly dried up but the bed was clearly evident and could be used as a handrail to bring you back to the bog track at roughly L756946 M. Following this track will bring you back down to the road at L737944 L. Corruan Hill may be overlooked but is definitely not to be wrote off..... Linkback:
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The walk I did to Corraun Hill and Corraun Hill .. by pazapas   (Show all for Corraun Hill)
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