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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)
I reached the summit from the beautiful carpark a .. by gerrym   (Show all for Croaghaun)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Croaghaun from Lough Acorrymore. The summit can be reached via the hollow behind the lake.
pdtempan on Croaghaun, 2007
by pdtempan  28 Aug 2007
We climbed Croaghaun from Dooagh taking the road up to Lough Acorrymore. Skirting the lake to south, we picked up a track which leads into the bowl above it. The track disappeared, but the going was good underfoot and we were able to reach the summit in 2¾ hrs. All approaches to Croaghaun are inevitably steep, but this is one of the easiest routes available with plenty of interest on the way up. We had spectacular views of Keel Bay, Minaun Cliffs and Slievemore on the way up. Further afield, the view took in Croagh Patrick, Mweelrea and many islands, including Clare Island, Inishturk and Inishbofin. The mist foiled us at the summit, though, and we only got glimpses of the cliffs north of Croaghaun. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/2806/
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A taste of the breathtaking views on offer along .. by darrenf   (Show all for Croaghaun)
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