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Donegal NW Area   Fanad Subarea
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 73,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m

Summits in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m
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Murren Hill Hill Cnoc na Boirne A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na Boirne [OSI], 'hill of the rocky district' or 'hill of
An Mhoirinn')
Donegal County, in Binnion List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 227m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C21485 42402 This summit has been logged as climbed by 16 members. Recently by: IndyMan, jimbloomer, sandman, Aidy, chalky, Fergalh, osullivanm, simon3, David-Guenot, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, Garmin, Peter Walker, three5four0, Jag
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.663153, Latitude: 55.22816 , Easting: 221485, Northing: 442402 Prominence: 192m,   Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 621429 942381,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MrnHl, 10 char: Muren Hil
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

The highest hill on Fanad N of Knockalla. The name of the hill appears to be connected with the townland of An Mhoirinn/Murren in Clondavaddog parish. The initial B- of the genitive may seem anomolous, given that the nominative has M-, but these are the forms which have been collected locally. OWEN: You know that old limekiln beyond Con Connie Tim's pub, the place we call the Murren? – do you know why it's called the Murren? (MANUS does not answer.) I've only just discovered. It's a corruption of Saint Muranus. It seems Saint Muranus had a monastery somewhere about there at the beginning of the seventh century. And over the years the name became shortened to the Murren. Very unattractive name, isn't it? I think we should go back to the original – Saint Muranus. What do you think? The original's Saint Muranus. Don't you think we should go back to that? (No response. OWEN begins writing the name into the Name-Book.) (Brian Friel, Translations, Faber & Faber, 1981)   Cnoc na Boirne is the 1334th highest summit in Ireland.

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Central peak with good views, easy climb after tw .. by group   (Show all for Cnoc na Boirne)
 
Murren Hill .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Cnoc na Boirne)
 
In this view of Ballymastocker Bay, Murren Hill i .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Cnoc na Boirne)
 
Murren Hill .. by three5four0   (Show all for Cnoc na Boirne)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Boirne in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Along Lough Swilly To Portsalon
 
Feels Bigger Than It Really Is
by Aidy  5 May 2015
I was in this area on Sunday, on a quest to find the Great Pollet Sea Arch, with no plans to bag any summits, but looking at the impressive profile of Murren and its near neighbour, Dun More, who could resist? I found a place to park on a grass verge on the road almost immediately east of the hill, near the area marked as Rosskirk on the map. I popped through a gap in the roadside hedge, went over a little ridge, and crossed a burn before heading straight up the steep hill side. The masts, prominent from other directions, were hidden by the steep ascent on this side. On the way up I encountered goats and a peregrine falcon, with increasingly good views towards Portsalon and Ballymasocker Bay to the south, and across to Inishowen to the east. It really was steep going on this approach, but short, and soon the masts and trig pillar on the summit came into view. There were now great views north over loughs to the coast, and passing storms out as sea. Further west, was a vista stretching past golden beaches to Horn Head and the Derryveagh Mountains. Despite the poor forecast, I'd had great conditions on the way up, and the weather held to give me long enough to appreciate the views, until the rain and wind arrived with a fury. I forgot about continuing over to Dun More, instead retreating back down to the car. Brilliant little hill, which feels bigger than it is. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1024/comment/17978/
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