Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Showing 1 items:
Carrane Hill 458m,
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos
(none available)
Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Crugiau Merched: Steep climb to ridge

Cefn Branddu: Ridge walk to summit

Spotted on Letter hill

Banc y Graig: Track most of way to summit

Cefn Bach: Long walk to summit

Mynydd Cynros: Misty Morning Mountain Hop

Banc Beili-Tew: Long walk from village

Mynydd Figyn: One metre walk !

Taliaris Hill: Wall scramble

Mynydd Llansadwrn: Short walk to summit

Banc y Garreg: Forest tracks and than short push through

Allt Ddu: Forest Tracks to summit

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Carrane Hill Hill Cnoc an Chorráin A name in Irish
also Corran an extra name in English
Sligo County in Connacht Province, in Carn List, Shale & minor turbiditic sandstone Bedrock

Height: 458m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: G84419 20660
Place visited by 30 members. Recently by: melohara, ceadeile, rollingwave, magnumpig, TommyV, TommyMc, FrankMc1964, jackill, MichaelE, jimbloomer, karlachameleon, maike, mountainmike, Garmin, chalky
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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 704th highest in Ireland. Carrane Hill is the most northerly summit in the Arigna Mountains area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/590/
COMMENTS for Carrane Hill << Prev page 1 2  
Follow this place's comments
Views of Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon .. by karlachameleon   (Show all for Carrane Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrane Hill in area Arigna Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Carrane Hill from SW
 
Carrane from the SW
by ceadeile  28 Aug 2020
Parking is available beside the forest entrance at G 836 200 A The tracks through the forest are fairly well shown on either the OSI #25 or the OSNI #26 1:50k maps. They can also be viewed on Google Maps Satellite View or the Satellite View on https://irish.gridreferencefinder.com/.
The tracks can be easily followed as they gently ascend zig zagging up the hill as far as G 84074 20800 B which is quite near the summit. There is still work to be done to attain it though. Head ENE through a gap in the forestry through rushes, sallys and tall grass and cross a fence into a small patch of mature trees with steep, grassy ground underfoot. Beyond the trees high, thick, grass and heather on steep ground provides a new challenge. Ascend beside a gully towards another section of forestry but avoid the forestry by contouring to the right - SW - and then ascend to the cylindrical trig pillar and large cairn. Good views to the south and west. There is a windfarm on the NW side of the hill. There was a large population of house martins flying around the summit on the day I visited in mid August. Perhaps they nest in the crags near the summit? A round trip of approximately 5kms with 200m of ascent. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/590/comment/20868/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
COMMENTS for Carrane Hill << Prev page 1 2
(End of comment section for Carrane Hill.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007