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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 223 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, 21yearsgone, damo11, Secret-Five, Garmin, mgtrose, Barty1958, PollyM, Onzy, Aciddrinker, pslat, guestuser, Danger, Ben-Ban
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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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sheer beauty .. by group   (Show all for Croaghaun)
Took the advice of pdtempan and decided to take o .. by darrenf   (Show all for Croaghaun)
Croaghaun from Keem Strand via Benmore Cliffs .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Croaghaun)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Lough Bunnafreva West
gerrym on Croaghaun, 2007
by gerrym  28 Aug 2007
I reached the summit from the beautiful carpark at Keem, climbing to the jagged cliffs stretching to Achill Head before dropping steeply and ascending even more steeply to the SW top (see for more detail). From the SW top of Croaghaun it is a short drop and curving reascent above the steep cliffs below to reach the summit cairn. I had no view in the mist, but peering down over the cliff edge I had fleeting glimpses of water impossibly far below. I dropped down following the cliff edge, a gust of wind lifted me of my feet and made me run about 30 ft downhill, did I s**t bricks - yes! Views out to Saddle Head appeared as i dropped. There are a couple of gullies which need to be aware of if staying close to the cliff edge as are separated from the main ground. The undoubted highlight of the walk is when Lough Bunnafreva West appears, an impossibly suspended corrielough with plunging cliffs eating ever closer. I got a glimpse of Lough Nakeeroge even further down near sea level. From here i headed S and dropped down steeply beside Lough Acorrymore towards Lough Corryntawy, where a large group of young people where camped. There is an impressive double corrie here, the higher having no lough. Follow road servicing the loughback to the main road and from there the road to Keem (4 km). It is when walking along this raod that the unhindered drops down into the ocean are very apparent, made me more thoughtful on the pull up the hill out of Keem in the car.
Fantastic days walking along with Croaghaun, even with the wind - has just about everything - ocean, loughs, streams, cliffs, stunning views and not many other people about on the day i climbed. Having returned to visit Slieve League recently I am in two minds as to which is the more impressive - it is close but i think that here just loses out by a proverbial whisker! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/2186/
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We climbed Croaghaun from Dooagh taking the road .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Croaghaun)
A taste of the breathtaking views on offer along .. by darrenf   (Show all for Croaghaun)
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