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 2 items:
Keshcorran 359m,
Tracks:
2968, 5km
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos
(none available)
Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Cave Hill from Belfast Castle

Common Mountain: Crooked mountain turns out to be Arderin imposter.

Common Mountain: Broad Top with Steep Ground to North and East

Galtymore from the South x3

Cleat: Pink 'Skye' at morning

Tonelagee Hiking

Slievenamon: Cloud inversion

Autumn in Wicklow

Crohan West: Sun and fog

Cuilcagh via Benbeg

OpenTopoMap layer...

Crenville: Welcome to Cruelville

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
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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
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 42 members. Recently by: Aidy, finkey86, magnumpig, TommyMc, FrankMc1964, TommyV, glenlecky, aifric_n04, dr_banuska, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, AdrianneB, shnackbox, peter1, wicklore
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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 1035th highest in Ireland. Keshcorran is the most northerly summit in the Bricklieve/Curlew area and also the most westerly.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/887/
COMMENTS for Keshcorran 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments
The Harp of Corran .. by wicklore   (Show all for Keshcorran)
 
We climbed this hill after Bricklieve Mtn. It's a .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Keshcorran)
 
Evening summit walk
by three5four0  13 Jul 2010
Followed paddyhillsbagger directions to the gravel access track at G723121 C, indeed the access track was better than the road we drove along to it!

Following his direction we soon arrived at Kesh Coranns summit cairn, and the views all around were fine indeed. You can pick out a line of burial cairns on the various small tops leading to the megalithic Cemetery on Bricklieve Mountain, near by. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/887/comment/5941/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Bring a torch. .. by TommyV   (Show all for Keshcorran)
 
(End of comment section for Keshcorran.)

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. 1100+ Visitors per day, 2100 Summiteers, 1300 Contributors.