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Corranabinnia Mountain Coire na Binne A name in Irish
also Cushcamcarragh an extra name in English
(Ir. Coire na Binne [OSNB], 'hollow of the peak') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Psammitic schists, quartzites Bedrock

Height: 716m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: F90308 03166
Place visited by 159 members. Recently by: justynagru, abcd, Grumbler, jlk, philmchale, ilenia, markwallace, Lauranna, briankelly, Roswayman, glencree, daveevangibbons, Podgemus, Atlanticstar, jamesmforrest
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Longitude: -9.672137, Latitude: 53.966237 , Easting: 90308, Northing: 303166 Prominence: 541m,  Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 490284 803177,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn723, 10 char: Crnbn
Bedrock type: Psammitic schists, quartzites, (Anaffrin Formation)

This peak is unnamed on the OSI Discovery map, surely one of the highest peaks to lack a name. The name Corranabinnnia is found in walking guides. It is also named Cushcamcarragh (from Ir. Coiscéim Charrach, 'rocky step') in atlases. This name also appears on Bald's map of Mayo (1830), while the name Curranabinna is applied to the cirque north of the peak. Walks: for a route taking in Bengorm, Corranabinnia and Glennamong, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 72-73.   Corranabinnia is the third highest mountain in the North Mayo area and the 101st highest in Ireland.

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simon3 on Corranabinnia, 2003
by simon3  30 Aug 2003
North and west of Corranabinnia stretches a large plain of bogland with few roads or much cultivation, apart from some modern forestry. Apparently it wasn’t always so. Frank Mitchell [The Book of the Irish Countryside] says “… 1000 years before the birth of Christ, the north Mayo landscape was fantastically different to what it is today. Instead of an abandoned wasteland of bog, we would have seen great expanses of farmland being cultivated with spades …”

North of Corranabinnia is the remote double lake of Corryloughaphuill Lough with the great bog stretching up to it. Together these are an extensive body of water around 1100m long. The picture concentrates on the division between the two lakes (which are 3m different in height, according to the OS). Did ancient peoples use this lakeside? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/98/comment/627/
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MikeK on Corranabinnia, 2004
by MikeK  16 Aug 2004
Parking a car at Glendahurk Bridge, and using the connecting bog tracks, an excellent anticlockwise circuit can be completed by climbing Bengorm first and then crossing over to Corranabinnia. The narrow ridge to Corrannabinia SW is short and pleasent, however please note that it contains a rock step which can be turned on the left(E) side and involves some exposure and easy scrambling. The return to the car was achieved by descending south by the (potentially) boggy ridge to the forestry track. It took 6.5 hours, inclusive of much lingering due to the fine day and views in all directions. The route gives a magnificant perspective of what the Nephins offer most; a sense of space. Owenduff valley to the north is particularly vast and attractive. Had the pleasure of once crossing it from east to west after a wet spell; all I was missing was a pair of webbed feet. Comment Rating 4.0 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/98/comment/1091/
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milo on Corranabinnia, 2003
by milo  22 Aug 2003
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Picture: Extensive Nephin Views and desolation
 
Nephin Begs - The Long Way
by seanc15  1 Oct 2014
Corranabinnia and the 'central' Nephins are a bit of a surprise given the poor press this range sometimes gets. I undertook the Glendahurk horseshoe walk last July (2013) and was well impressed by this tramp along with a few crags on Corranabinnia, both on the arrete and on the North East face. Large slabs but not easy accessed. The rock on Corranabinnia is a bit suspect - what I thought was a nice hold turned out to be a loose flake and a near fall at 2000 feet. A nice airy place all the same to do a bit of climbing. I subsequently picked up on a Joey Glover article from 1960 which described a North to South approach across the main Nephin Beg range. He referred to this peak as Cushcumcarragh. Is this the name of the most northern of the twin tops?

I subsequently undertook this traverse on the 20th of June this year in perfect conditions but it was easily the toughest walk I had in this country - and lonely to. I never met a sinner all along the 20 odd miles of this walk. I wasn't trying to rush it but it took 13 hours and a few stops before I had a pint in Mulranney. For anyone interested in this route, the starting point is beside the Kiltane GAA pitch, Bangor - grid ref F86503 22662 A. The Joey Glover article can be found under 'Irish Mountaineering 1960.' Worth a read - no energy bars or Gortex in sight nevermind the dreaded Lycra. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/98/comment/17699/
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