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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 224 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, IainT, Lauranna, 21yearsgone, damo11, Secret-Five, Garmin, mgtrose, Barty1958, PollyM, Onzy, Aciddrinker, pslat, guestuser, Danger
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Longitude: -10.196512, Latitude: 53.984058 , Easting: 55962, Northing: 306090 Prominence: 688m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 455943 806100,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Evening view of Croaghaun from Minaun
 
sheer beauty
Short Summary created by scapania,  28 Oct 2010
Park at the end of the road at beautiful Keem strand (F560 042 A) and head straight up the steep slope to the west to the cliff edge. Follow the cliff edge along for about a kilometre to around spot height 280m, enjoying the views. From here, if you have a good head for heights and plenty of time, a detour can be made out to rugged Achill head to the west.

Otherwise, head down to the broad col with Croaghaun and very steeply up heathery slopes to reach the southwest top, from where the ground opens up in front of you to reveal the ocean far below. Its then a short walk along the cliff top to the summit. In clear weather, its worthwhile following the ridge over to point 574m for the views. One route back to Keem is to follow the broad ridge that leads southeast from the summit to point 474m and then descend steeply back down to Keem. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/4887/
 
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)
 
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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