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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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denise-vosges on Croaghaun, 2007
by denise-vosges  28 Aug 2007
I climbed Mount Brandon in June on the occasion of my first visit to Ireland. On my second visit I did some walks on Achill and climbed Croaghaun with my boyfriend Paul. We were lucky enough to have a spell of fine weather after several weeks of rain, so we had fabulous views of the rugged coastline and the nearby islands. I am used to walking in the Vosges and also in the Alps, so I was surprised at the lack of waymarked paths in the West of Ireland, which makes the summits quite challenging despite their lower altitude and adds to the sense of adventure. I have already completed 1.1% of the Irish 500m summits, so only 98.9% to go! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/2807/
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Start at Keem Bay car park. There is a slightly w .. by iscla   (Show all for Croaghaun)
A view of the coastline, taking just north of the .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Croaghaun)
On a perfect day in July 2004, I lazily parked at .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Croaghaun)
Unaware this was a separate entity. To me it is a .. by milo   (Show all for Croaghaun)
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