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Croghan Hill Hill Cnoc Cruacháin A name in Irish
also Brí Éile an extra name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Cruacháin [logainm.ie], 'hill of the little stack') Offaly County, in Binnion List, Volcaniclastic agglomerate Bedrock

Height: 234m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 48 Grid Reference: N48105 33113 This summit has been logged as climbed by 53 members. Recently by: EdAl, Glanman2, Garmin, conormcbandon, k_mcdermott, jlk, dmcdevitt, eannanilamhna, wwwalker, muschi, Fergalh, John Smyth, eamonoc, pompeii, Ben-Ban
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.278457, Latitude: 53.346313 , Easting: 248105, Northing: 233113 Prominence: 159m,   Isolation: 25.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 648044 733141,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg234, 10 char: CrghnHi234
Bedrock type: Volcaniclastic agglomerate, (Agglomerate)

Brí Éile, '(fortified) hill of Éile', is the earlier Irish name of this hill. Éile (Ely) is a large territory covering parts of Offaly and Tipperary. Bearnán Éile (Devilsbit Mountain) is at the other end of it. The Hill of Croghan is the remains of an old volcano. A bog body, known as 'Old Croaghan Man', was found in the vicinity in 2003.   Croghan Hill is the 1314th highest summit in Ireland.

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Isolated old volcano with great views. .. by group   (Show all for Croghan Hill)
 
Croghan Hill in Co. Offaly is listed on MV as the .. by wicklore   (Show all for Croghan Hill)
 
Family Friendly Morning Stroll .. by salamander   (Show all for Croghan Hill)
 
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Small but mighty.
by ChrisJefferies  7 Nov 2011
First I'd like to thank previous posters. If it weren't for them I'd have never have known that this hill was accessible. It always appeared that the hill was private and not walkable.

We had a great few hours walking up and sitting on the summit. The Wicklow mountains and Slieve Blooms were easily seen from the summit and because of the flat surrounding area the views of Westmeath & Offaly were stunning. We also parked at the small concrete hut and walked from there as we couldn't find the old school/community centre (does anyone have a map ref for it?) Next time we will park by the cemetery just before the junction to the lane and walk the lane as well. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1017/comment/6615/
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Have climbed Croghan Hill several times always us .. by youngjohn   (Show all for Croghan Hill)
 
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