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Achill & Corraun Area   SE: Corraun Subarea
Place count in area: 16, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-ACC 
Highest place:
Croaghaun, 688m
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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Knocklettragh Hill Cnoc Leitreach A name in Irish, also Owenduff an extra name in English Ir. Cnoc Leitreach [LME], 'hill of the wet hillside’ Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Carn List, Quartzites, schists, chloritic metatuffs Bedrock

Height: 452m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: F78220 00458
Place visited by 18 members. Recently by: IncaHoots, Geo, Marty08, conormcbandon, Fergalh, markmjcampion, PaulNolan, MichaelE, jimbloomer, Oileanach, chalky, garrettd, eamonoc, turfymccloud, LiamFahy
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Longitude: -9.855174, Latitude: 53.939208 , Easting: 78220, Northing: 300458 Prominence: 309m,  Isolation: 4.4km
ITM: 478196 800469,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncklt, 10 char: Knckltrgh
Bedrock type: Quartzites, schists, chloritic metatuffs, (Ashleam Head Formation)

This peak is unnamed on OS maps. On William Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830) it is named Knockletragh. This name is confirmed by Fiachra Mac Gabhann in Logainmneacha Mhaigh Eo. Previously Owenduff Hill in MV.   Cnoc Leitreach is the 725th highest place in Ireland. Cnoc Leitreach is the most easterly summit in the Achill & Corraun area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocklettragh (<i>Cnoc Leitreach</i>) in area Achill & Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Achill from Knocklettragh
 
17 hours, 3 summits, and legions of midges
by Geo  12 Jul 2022
Using info gleaned here I used track 4024 as a template for my walk.
I started on Sunday evening, warm and muggy, climbing Knocklettragh from the busy road to the East.
From the summit of this lovely hill, I couldn't believe I was only the 17th MV member to tick this off.
I had a hydration break, a snack, took some photos and then continued west and south around to the bog workings west of the extensive Coillte forestry.
The issue then became one of excessive numbers of tiny biting, flying things, as I was now out of the breeze, and as it approached dusk, the little blighters rose from the corrie bogs and attacked me, the sole human who made the mistake of being there at that time. Mosigard gave only very short respite, as I made camp in record time diving in to my tent and zipping out the flysheet, not before several hundred got in anyway, attached as they were to various bits of me.
After a fitful night's sleep, broken by the bleating of lambs on the hills and some sort of imagined jabberwocky snuffling about outside I was glad the morning came with a stiff breeze to keep little creatures in their hiding places.
Breakfast of boiled eggs, rice cake, maple pecan, banana and a half litre of coffee I could have walked across, I shouldered my heavy pack and slowly wended my way up the spur to make the trig on Corraun Hill in time for a ten o'clock hydration break ( with some lovely sour squirms).
Then, striking while the iron was hot, I head over to the east top.
I took the spur to the west of corrie lea, carefully descending its steep sides, happy that the recent dry weather meant I could keep my balance and footing until I reached the forest below, heading east along its boundary until I reached an easy forest ride, bringing me back to the forest Road, and hence to my car.
A tough but really rewarding walk, almost 20km long with 900m plus of ascent. I couldn't find a single human footprint the whole way, and didn't see another human for nearly 17 hours until I was on the final forest stretch where I met a few mountain bikers.
A walk to add to the bucket list if solitude and peace is what you seek, and that is without mentioning the stupendous views of a dozen or more of the surrounding mountain ranges. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/614/comment/23581/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocklettragh (<i>Cnoc Leitreach</i>) in area Achill & Corraun, Ireland
Picture: North and East of Owenduff Hill
simon3 on Knocklettragh, 2008
by simon3  25 Mar 2008
Owenduff is like a giant comma, its head at the summit, its tail stretching and descending SW. Showing few signs of being visited it does however possess a large white cairn of the local quartzite stone.

One way of reaching the summit, via the tail, is as follows. Park at L80296 99725 starA at a forestry entrance on the main road. (This is the same starting place as David Herman describes for a Corraun walk in Hill Walkers Connemara and Mayo.) Walk SW along the well made forestry road. When you reach another track leading NW ignore it. Continue W past a point where a waymarked way leaves the track. The track curves north at this point towards the tail of Owenduff. As of Mar 2008 it was possible to simply walk west across the recently cut forest to the forest edge starting from the track at L77546 98741 starB. Climb onto the undulating tail and ascend Owenduff. There are some outcrops en-route. As you rise your view expands in all directions (a bit like the walk up Claggan). To the south are the corries of Corraun to the south west and west Achill. Further you can see some of the drowned drumlins of Clew bay. At the summit you can even see Croagh Patrick. Return by walking down the east side of Owenduff. This turned out to be difficult in wet conditions, though not taking so long. You can get to the road at F79978 00213 starC beside the bridge and then walk back to your transport.

The photo shows the intricate coastline leading to Bellacragher Bay on the right. The skyline is dominated by the Nephin Begs. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/614/comment/3020/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocklettragh (<i>Cnoc Leitreach</i>) in area Achill & Corraun, Ireland
Picture: The principal heights of Achill from Knockletragh
 
A super and significant hill
by Harry Goodman  2 Jun 2010
Knockletragh is the hill that the R319 skirts around on the way to Achill from Mulranny (Mallarany). From this drive it does not look to be a hill of any consequence and at 452m is significantly lower than its near neighbour Corraun Hill. Don't be deceived, this is a worthwhile climb that would put many 500+ summits in the shade. We climbed it on Wed. 26 May 2010 by more or less following simon3's excellent route, with two little mistakes en route!! We parked at L8029699725 starA (as noted by simon3) and took the well made forestry road SW. Having gone through two gates, the second with a stile we came to a fork in the track 1.6k into the walk at L7912998533 starD and forked right in the direction of Knockletragh content that it would lead us to simon3's next point L7754698741 starB but no, first mistake, it led to a turning circle and end of the track in the midst of a large fell cleared area. Our second and thankfully last mistake was to take to the fell cleared area in search of L7754698741 starB across very difficult terrain rather than retrace our steps. However by chance we picked up a rough machine made track which had flattened the timber debris and made the going much easier. When we reached simon3's checkpoint L7754698741 starB it was frustrating to find that it lay on a very well constructed forest track which was in fact a continuation of the track we had taken at the start and would have followed if we had gone left instead of right when it had forked. We would then further along turned N to reach L7754698741 starB. At this point, back on course, we crossed the clear felled area to a fence at L7705798855 starE where, thankfully, normal hillwalking terrain resumed. We then crossed the hillside W to pick up a stone track at L7671998810 starF which led us on to the tail of the hill where we turned right to follow the ridge NE for some 3k to the summit. As we climbed the full vista of Achill lay before us to the W while S we had sight of the corrie bound ridge of Corraun Hill with it's many small loughs spread out below us. Near the top of the ridge we passed a couple of rocky up crops with magnificent views down to and across Achill Sound. The summit is crowned by a stone cairn and, unexpectedly, becomes a large flatish, stoney barren area before dropping NE down a steep spur to the R319 and a bridge at F7997800213 starC. Our going was over dry ground but as simon3 suggests this would be difficult when wet. From here it was a short walk along the road to the start point. A walk of 10k in just over three hours including our "off piste" sorties. Thank you simon3 for bringing this hill and a super walk to my attention. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/614/comment/5851/
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