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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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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)
Cloudy... but don't let that put you off! .. by Derry_Danderer   (Show all for Croaghaun)
Breathtaking Views .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghaun)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Sea Cliffs from Coastguard Hut on Moyteoge Head
djouce on Croaghaun, 2007
by djouce  13 Aug 2007
Attempted Croaghaun from Keem Bay - Moyteoge Head and sea cliffs. V boggy traverse from sea cliffs to by lakes to v. steep slopes of Croghaun. Took about 90 mins with viewing breaks to reach this point. Made it up slope to western summit (664) but, heeding other contributors warnings, turned back due to v. poor visibility and strong winds Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/2795/
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