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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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Curlew Mountains Hill An Corrshliabh A name in Irish
(Ir. An Corrshliabh [logainm.ie], 'the rough or rugged mountain') Roscommon County, in Binnion List, Sandstone & thin mudstone Bedrock

Height: 255m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 33 Grid Reference: G74893 04781
Place visited by 20 members. Recently by: finkey86, TommyV, TommyMc, FrankMc1964, eamonoc, conormcbandon, frankmc04, FilHil, Garmin, chalky, Fergalh, barrymayo, madfrankie, Jamessheerin, sandman
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Longitude: -8.383547, Latitude: 53.991761 , Easting: 174893, Northing: 304781 Prominence: 150m,  Isolation: 7km
ITM: 574848 804791,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrlwMn, 10 char: CrlwMntns
Bedrock type: Sandstone & thin mudstone, (Keadew Formation)

These hills are just north of the town of Boyle. They overlook Loughs Gara, Arrow and Key. The name has nothing to do with the bird, the curlew. This is merely an anglicisation of Ir. Corrshliabh. However, the precise meaning of the first element is unclear. The interpretation 'pointed mountain' offered by Flanagan & Flanagan does not fit the landscape at all. Joyce's 'rough or rugged mountain' is more plausible, but even this seems a bit exaggerated for these hills, which are rather gently rolling, especially in comparison to their immediate neighbours, the Bricklieve Mountains. An earlier name for this range is Sliabh Seaghsa. Segais is a legendary well of wisdom to which the goddess Boann was forbidden to go to. She defied this taboo, and to show her displeasure at the prohibition walked three times tuathal (anti-clockwise) around it. This ritual, often used in cursing, showed disrespect at least, and the water from the well rose up and chased her to the sea at Drogheda, thus forming the river named for her, the Boyne. On a point of geography, it should be noted that the real source of the Boyne is actually some way to the south-east near Carbury in Co. Kildare. Though the name Sliabh Seaghsa seems to have some relation to the Well of Segais, the Curlew Mountains are west of the River Shannon. Has been called Brislagh.   Curlew Mountains is the third highest hill in the Bricklieve/Curlew area and the 1265th highest in Ireland. Curlew Mountains is the most southerly summit in the Bricklieve/Curlew area. Curlew Mountains is the third highest point in county Roscommon.

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Well on my map the grid reference given is marke .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Curlew Mountains)
 
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by TommyV  19 Mar 2019
It's hard to believe this has been visited by 19 members. paddyhillsbaggers description is about right. The first stage is a stumble over stumps and felled trees before entering the forest. I had my GPS and would not recommend trying this without one. The forest is quite eerie and it looks like nobody has been there since paddyhillsbagger 10 years ago. There are a lot of fallen trees that are now rotted and half fallen ones leaning up against others that give the feeling they could fall further at any given second. I made it to the area I believe to be the highest point but I did not find a trig point. There is possibly a cairn but if there is it is well hidden under the large number of uprooted trees. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/997/comment/20461/
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