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Arigna Mountains Area
Place count in area: 4, OSI/LPS Maps: 25, 26 
Highest place:
Carrane Hill, 458m
Maximum height for area: 458 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 408 metres,

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Carrane Hill Hill Cnoc an Chorráin A name in Irish
also Corran an extra name in English
Sligo County, in Carn List, Shale & minor turbiditic sandstone Bedrock

Height: 458m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: G84419 20660
Place visited by 26 members. Recently by: TommyV, TommyMc, FrankMc1964, jackill, MichaelE, jimbloomer, karlachameleon, maike, mountainmike, Garmin, chalky, eamonoc, Fergalh, millsd1, liz50
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Longitude: -8.239165, Latitude: 54.134771 , Easting: 184419, Northing: 320660 Prominence: 408m,  Isolation: 5.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 584370 820664,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn458, 10 char: Carane Hil
Bedrock type: Shale & minor turbiditic sandstone, (Dergvone Shale Formation)

Carrane Hill is the highest point in a range of hills known as the Arigna Mountains, or as Braulieve (sometimes Brauslieve) from Ir. Braidshliabh, 'plunder mountain'. The latter name does not appear on OSI maps but is still remembered in the area. These hills straddle the Sligo/Leitrim border, except for a chunk in the south belonging to Roscommon. An early alternative name recorded in Bethu Pátraic (The Life of St. Patrick) is Sliab hÚa n-Ailella, 'mountain of the descendants of Ailill'. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 183-84) for details of the festive assembly on the mountain.   Carrane Hill is the highest hill in the Arigna Mountains area and the 703rd highest in Ireland. Carrane Hill is the most northerly summit in the Arigna Mountains area.

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Why does this hill not get more visitors? .. by Trailtrekker   (Show all for Carrane Hill)
 
The Finest of the Arigna Mountains? .. by three5four0   (Show all for Carrane Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrane Hill in area Arigna Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The cylindrical trig
 
Navy Seals only for this approach
by TommyV  19 Mar 2019
I decided to try Carrane Hill from the East side as it looked on my map as if there was a forest track going most of the way up and indeed there is. It's possible to park at a forestry gate at G86423 20492 D although your car probably won't thank you for driving it to here. This road looks to be the one taken by Trailtrekker as I also encountered the sign in the picture. Kept to the right of this track where I eventually encountered another gate, this one stating that it's Carrane windafrm and no unauthorized personnel beyond this point for various safety reasons and CCTV in operation. Looking at my GPS and not wanting to back track and drive all the way around to the other side of the hill as I was planning on taking in Boleybrack after this, I made a dash for it. Just before I reached the turbines and compound, I went into Navy Seal mode and veered of right into the trees to avoid any potential CCTV detection. 20 metres later I was out on the tussocky, heathery hill about 300 metres away from the unusual cylinder shaped trig. The top was covered in cloud but just as I was about to turn my back to leave, it blew over and the views then nearly blew me over. This hill is worth it for the views but I would advise an approach from the Western side to avoid any windfarm trespassing and also for the better views. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/590/comment/20462/
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One place to start is G 84081965 E, which is .. by simon3   (Show all for Carrane Hill)
 
A view of the summit cairn. Carran Hill also has .. by simon3   (Show all for Carrane Hill)
 
Views of Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon .. by karlachameleon   (Show all for Carrane Hill)
 
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