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Croaghaun Mountain Achill Island Island 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

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Height: 688m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F55961 06091
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Longitude: -10.196559, Latitude: 53.984075 , Easting: 55961, Northing: 306091 Prominence: 688m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 455940 806102,   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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cathalferris on Croaghaun, 2009
by cathalferris  5 Jan 2009
On Friday Jan 2nd a group of us went to Croaghan from the bog road between Dooagh and the Deserted Village.
We started out at about 11am, fairly well kitted out for the near-freezing almost clear conditions and the strong easterly wind.
It's a nice trek along the bog around the old lifeguard station. The bog was (mostly) frozen which made the trek so much more enjoyable!
We passed along the saddle above Annagh beach and approached the summit ridge above Lough Corrymore from the northeast, threading the line between the seacliffs and the corrie cliffs. The views are pretty good on the way up, seeing small lakes in the peat on hte ridgelines, and the ice crusting up all of the heather and grass around us.
From the start the terrain is mostly standard hilly bog, fairly dry and crispy in the cold though. After crossing the head of the stream that drains the eastern slopes at about the 380m contour the terrain changed to a drier more rocky ground underfoot which made the progress much easier. Of the 9 that started out the trek, only 3 of us considered from here that we had the will and the equipment at this stage to enter into the clouds that were shrouding the summit. The rest decided to turn and make their way back in case the conditions worsened. The easterly gales were a bit of an issue to be honest, as we were well aware of the shape of the cliffs just over the ridgeline to our west as we progressed along the ridge and climbed up the steep final climb. As we were crawling up to the cairn, we turned to watch the clouds roar up the hanging valley and whistle past our heads while the cairn area was actually in relative calm. The descent was nice and quick retracing our steps back towards Crumpaun, reaching our start point at about 16.30.
It's a really nice hike though we were lucky to be there after a few days of sub-zero conditions that had nicely frozen the surface of the bog. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/3509/
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