Corn Hill 278m hill, North Midlands Longford Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Corn Hill Hill Carn Clainne Aodha A name in Irish
(Ir. Carn Clainne Aodha [logainm.ie], 'cairn of Clann Aodha or the
children of Hugh')
County Highpoint of Longford, in County Highpoint, Binnion Lists, Shale, greywacke & volcaniclastics Bedrock

Height: 278m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 34 Grid Reference: N18768 84218
Place visited by 202 members. Recently by: therealcrow, PaulaMelvin, rollingwave, Solliden, BathQueen, NickDown, hak493r, wallr, jillsteer, gaelbrad, Oileanach, Jerpoint23, TommyMc, Turlo143, ilenia
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Longitude: -7.715827, Latitude: 53.807305 , Easting: 218768, Northing: 284218 Prominence: 203m,  Isolation: 14km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 618717 784233,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn278, 10 char: Corn Hill
Bedrock type: Shale, greywacke & volcaniclastics, (Corn Hill Formation)

There are two cairns at the summit. Clann Aodha were a sept of the O'Farrells according to Rev. Joseph MacGivney. He gives Sliabh Cairbré as the earlier name of the hill.   Corn Hill is the 1207th highest place in Ireland. Corn Hill is the highest point in county Longford.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corn Hill in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: The new pathway
 
New Comment: New Pathway around the Summit
by TommyMc  Sat 10 Nov
A new pathway around the summit has been installed over the summer.

Walkers are now met with a locked gate within circa 50 yards of the masts and trig point, but a new and quite attractive pathway to the left leads around the perimeter of the summit area and leads to another, unlocked, gate which gives access to the summit proper.

Somewhat bizarrely, the visitor is still greeted with a misleading "No unauthorised persons beyond this point" sign at the gate at the foot of the access road. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/974/comment/20203/
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Picture: The large mast at the summit.
New Comment: Longfords CHP
by TommyV  Mon 12 Nov
This hill can be seen from the county town of Longford. After following a maze of roads out of the town, you will find an access road on the North East side of the hill at N19503 84595 A that leads to the to a large mast at the top of the hill. The trig point is behind this. The walk is fairly unspectacular and unlikely to be visited unless you live in the area or are bagging county high points. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/974/comment/20122/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corn Hill in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn an the view NW.
 
No escape from the modern world
by csd  9 May 2010
Despite its modest elevation, Corn Hill has one of the largest TV/telecommunications installations adorning its summit I've seen on this island. The forestry is beginning to encroach on the view from the top, and the constant drone of the air conditoners in the service building take away from the attraction of this summit, but at least it's very easily gained! The presence of such a large telecomms installation means that I'm typing this as I sit beside the summit cairn, with a good 3G signal to speed the upload of the photo I've just taken! Is this MV's first 'live on the scene' comment? :) Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/974/comment/4697/
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Picture: The mast. Some say its ugly, to me its like a modern art instillation at the summit.
Well worth the walk - even from the wrong direction
by tomasocarthaigh  1 May 2014
I came up the wrong face, over fields and bog not on paths, to spite my best efforts to follow the "maer ditch" by kind permission of a local landowner. It was worth it though, the views that end are spectacular.

Coming down the correct path, and walking to Edenmore via Mallons Cross, Aughadowery Cross was a walk in itself.

As a writer - according to myself, I wrote these few words after: http://www.writingsinrhyme.com/index.php/cairn-hill-stanzas-from-the-summit/ Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/974/comment/16048/
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Picture: Trig point on Corn Hill
 
murphysw on Corn Hill, 2008
by murphysw  15 Sep 2008
I climbed this the same day as Mullaghmeen in Westmeath and Slieve na Caillagh in Meath thus bagging three county high points in the one day. It was away back in 2005 so dont remember much other than that it was maybe the easist high point of the lot. There is only one room for a car to park at the bottom of the tv road. The views are good but not 360 degrees owing to the tv mast and the accompanying clump of trees at the top Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/974/comment/3321/
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Picture: Corn Hill Mast
Corny end
by eamonoc  1 Nov 2013
Thursday 31/10/2013. The finish to my Nth Midlands trip, this top was the most disappointing, but it had the highest mast by a long shot. It took me 13mins from car to car. This was my fifth summit today, when all was said and done I had travelled 366kms for these five summits. Would never have dreamed of visitng these places except for Mt Views. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/974/comment/15244/
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