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Bricklieve/Curlew Area
Place count in area: 4, OSI/LPS Maps: 25, 26, 32, 33 
Highest place:
Keshcorran, 359m
Maximum height for area: 359 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 294 metres,

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Keshcorran Hill Céis Chorainn A name in Irish
(Ir. Céis Chorainn [DCM], '[obscure element] of Corann') Sligo County, in Binnion List, Bioclastic cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 359m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 25 Grid Reference: G71280 12624
Place visited by 39 members. Recently by: TommyMc, FrankMc1964, TommyV, glenlecky, aifric_n04, dr_banuska, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, AdrianneB, shnackbox, peter1, wicklore, la1ena, mountainmike, chalky
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Longitude: -8.439371, Latitude: 54.062031 , Easting: 171280, Northing: 312624 Prominence: 294m,  Isolation: 4.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 571236 812632,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kshcrn, 10 char: Keshcorran
Bedrock type: Bioclastic cherty limestone, (Bricklieve Limestone Formation (upper))

Irish Place Names by Deirdre and Laurence Flanagan relates the name of the nearby village of Kesh to a wicker causeway, presumably with the name then being transferred to the village and the hill. However, ceis meaning causeway has a short vowel, wheareas this name is Céis with a long vowel. Furthermore, there seems to be no historical or archaeological evidence for such a causeway, and given that the bedrock in this area is porous limestone, which generally creates a very dry landscape, it is doubtful that a wicker causeway would ever have been needed in this area. Whatever Céis may mean, it seems that the name originally applied to the hill. Corran is a barony and ultimately the name of a people called the Coraind who inhabited this region. They are probably the Coriondi recorded on Ptolemy's map of Ireland. In the mountain are seventeen small caves in which were found the remains of animals such as reindeer, Irish elk, cave bear and arctic lemming, as well as traces of ancient human occupation. Keshcorran figures in the literary legends of Cormac mac Airt and of Diarmait and Gráinne. (One cave in the W. escarpment is Umhaigh Chormaic mhac Airt, Cormac mac Airt's Cave, for here the she-wolf reared him. ¾ m. N. of this, in Cross, is Tobar Chormaic, Cormac's Well, where Cormac's mother delayed his birth, as witness a stone with the imprint of the infant's head.) The greatest of Co. Sligo's Lughnasa celebrations was held on Garland Sunday in front of the caves of the W. escarpment [Shell Guide to Ireland].   Keshcorran is the highest hill in the Bricklieve/Curlew area and the 1034th highest in Ireland. Keshcorran is the most northerly summit in the Bricklieve/Curlew area and also the most westerly.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keshcorran in area Bricklieve/Curlew, Ireland
Picture: Caves of Kesh
 
New Comment: Bring a torch.
by TommyV  31 Oct 2018
There is a track running most of the way to the summit on the South East side of this hill which would possibly make for easy going. However the allure of the caves on the West side of the hill, makes tackling it from this side a must. Parking in the car park at G70862 11348 A head North West along the road for about a kilometer. At G70352 12203 B leave the road and follow the waymarked trail to the caves. These are about half way up the hill. On a better day, hours could be spent exploring them.......with a torch. After the caves retrace your steps to move away from the cliff face. About 200 meters from the caves the steep ground becomes climbable. There are the ruins of a wall that can be followed to a transmitter near the summit. From here head east following a wall/fence combination until you see the large cairn at the summit. As the hill was cover in cloud I cannot comment on the views but a visit for the caves alone is worth it. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/887/comment/20119/
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