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Cornasaus Hill Corr na Sás A name in Irish
also Loughanleagh an extra name in English
(Ir. Corr na Sás [logainm.ie], 'round hill of the nooses') Cavan County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Turbidite, massive sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 339m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 35 Grid Reference: N72184 95989
Place visited by 52 members. Recently by: briankelly, abcd, arderincorbett, TommyV, jlk, TommyMc, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, melohara, DeltaP, bryanmccabe, Pepe, BleckCra, conormcbandon, bryanjbarry
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Longitude: -6.902357, Latitude: 53.908341 , Easting: 272184, Northing: 295989 Prominence: 224m,  Isolation: 4.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 672122 795998,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crnss, 10 char: Cornasaus
Bedrock type: Turbidite, massive sandstone & siltstone, (Taghart Mountain Formation)

There is a cairn on the summit. Cornasaus is also the name of a townland in Meath. Has been called Monercrom.   Cornasaus is the highest hill in the North Midlands area and the 1072th highest in Ireland.

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Highest point of Loughanleagh. .. by group   (Show all for Cornasaus)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cornasaus in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Bilberry Bush
Long Views from Little Lough an Leagh
by Trailtrekker  12 Oct 2014
This hill is known as nothing else other than Lough an Leagh by all locals (which is what appears on all sign posts, information boards, literature and websites). It is said that on a clear day you can see 13 counties from the summit. On the clear evening that I ticked this off my local 100, I definitely counted 9. You can see the Cooley Mountains, with the Mournes poking out behind them, with Gullion and the nearby plains of Monaghan, over to Cuilcagh. I think that some of the hills of Leitrim and Westmeath might have been in view, but I could definitely see Loughcrew and on to the Dublin and Wicklow hills! Impressive enough for a small hill.

My initial plan was to park up in the village of Tievewurker and walk out “from the front of the mountain”. There is a lane at N 70613 92763 B which is shown on the OSI map. As I approached the gate I met the resident of the house alongside, so I checked was it ok to walk the lane and was denied access! I later found out, that this lady owns no land on the lane, that there is a right of way and she had no right to stop me. I fully intend to return at some point to walk my originally intended route and hope that I meet her so I can give her a wave as I climb over the gate to the lane!

A bit annoyed by this unnecessary inhospitability, I got in the car and headed for the site of the fair at Muff, before driving on up to the picnic area mentioned by Wicklore. A local I met there informed me that Mass is still celebrated here at the stone, at dawn on Easter morning. I initially headed North, away from the main summit, turning right at the RSJ barrier and down the lane to point N 73383 96155 C, I figured I had descended enough and turned back to ascend the hill on this pleasant wee lane. On my return to the barrier I crossed it and started to explore the hill on the Northern end of the ridge, that is actually marked as Cornasaus on the map. This conifer ridden hill and its ruined cairn are quite unimpressive and my advice would be to not bother with it!

Getting back to the car, I took a slightly different approach to the summit, walking west along the road a short distance to a sign for Adrian’s way, this is a more aesthetically pleasing track than the access road to mast, you can follow it to the edge of the forest and turn 90 degrees left to take the short steep, rough track to the summit. This part of the hill is worth a wander though, I headed over to the road on the far side at N71750 94881 D, which is an alternative place to park up. There is another cairn at N 71922 95410 E which is also worth a look. On this early May evening I did discover Bilberry bushes, only on the southern side of the hill though. Overall a grand wee hill that I will walk again on midweek summer evenings!

For more information on this hill you should check out the two websites below:
http://www.thisiscavan.ie/content/files/Cavan_Walking_Guide.pdf Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/913/comment/14697/
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Cornasaus is accessible from the Kingscourt – Bai .. by wicklore   (Show all for Cornasaus)
Nth Midlands Odyssey .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Cornasaus)
Cornassaus or Lough an Leagh? .. by TommyV   (Show all for Cornasaus)
Bilberries with a view! .. by csd   (Show all for Cornasaus)
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