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Achill/Corraun Area   Achill Subarea
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,   Summits in area: 16,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30 For all tops   Highest summit: Croaghaun, 688m
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Croaghaun Mountain Cruachán A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruachán [logainm.ie], 'little stack') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, X-bedded psammites and schists Bedrock

Height: 688m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F55962 06090 This summit has been logged as climbed by 221 members. Recently by: 21yearsgone, damo11, Secret-Five, Garmin, mgtrose, Barty1958, PollyM, Onzy, Aciddrinker, pslat, guestuser, Danger, Ben-Ban, Aidy, bossyboots
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Longitude: -10.196495, Latitude: 53.984023 , Easting: 55962, Northing: 306090 Prominence: 688m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 455944 806096,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghn, 10 char: Croaghaun
Bedrock type: X-bedded psammites and schists, (Croaghaun Formation)

It was the tradition for local children to pick berries on the mountain on the last Sunday of July, known locally as Garlic Sunday (apparently a corruption of 'garland') (MacNeill, 191). Walks: for a cliff-top walk near Achill Head, see Siúlóidí Acla, walk A. Previously Tonacroaghaun in MV.   Croaghaun is the highest mountain in the Achill/Corraun area and the 131st highest in Ireland.

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Croaghaun as seen from the sea cliffs .. by david bourke   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
A gap in the mist, April 2008 .. by jlk   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
extreme achill .. by scannerman   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
 
Cloudy... but don't let that put you off!
by Derry_Danderer  1 Oct 2013
3 of us took on this hill on a very overcast day August 2013. Because of the journey to get there we decided to go ahead despite the low cloud level and some warnings from other members- I'm glad to say we were not disappointed!
Starting at Lough Acorrymore we headed South West, up along the shoulder and direct for the summit of Croaghaun. This was a fairly tough hike to begin with, it evens out to a more gradual slope at ~400 to 475m and then gets steeper once more just prior to the summit. The thick low cloud kept visibility down to ~60ft for the duration however at the summit the cloud broke and offered us views down the enormous cliffs and out to some of the smaller islands offshore. The view is easily a match for that from Slieve League for those of you who have been

We followed the ridge North East to directly above lake Bunnafreva where descended from the East side down steep grass slope onto boulders to the lake level. At this point our own directions (not the weather conditions) took us slightly awry. We stayed at lake Bunnafreva height and moved NE then East to the slope south of numerous other lakes (approx F58190 07780 A). We realised we couldnt continue on this course so headed back up the very steep slope to the top then followed the obvious stream downhill, turning off South West at lake Acorrymore altitude to return to start point.
I wouldn't recommend following this final part of our route, however, if you do want to get down to lake Bunnafreva for a closer look you can safely get there by walking past it to the East and descending down and returning back past the more gradual slope at F575 076 B.

A very worthwhile day out, taking our time and with the unplanned off-piste exploration, taking roughly 5 hours at a very moderate pace for 11km total trip. We used the GPS to get back on track so the conditions were never much cause for concern. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/15208/
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Breathtaking Views .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
Attempted Croaghaun from Keem Bay - Moyteoge Head .. by djouce   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
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