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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 221 members. Recently by: 21yearsgone, damo11, Secret-Five, Garmin, mgtrose, Barty1958, PollyM, Onzy, Aciddrinker, pslat, guestuser, Danger, Ben-Ban, Aidy, bossyboots
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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: view of saddle head from just below the summit
 
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by scannerman  21 Sep 2010
parked the car at lough acorrymore and headed up croaghaun last wednesday with the intention of finding bunnafreva west. The first time i climbed croughaun was back in 97 and i did'nt know then of the loughs existence.

we climbed around the lower north east shoulder of the mountain with the intention of walking up the ridgeline to the summit and having a look at bunnafreva on route but just when we reached the loughs location thick cloud came in and we could'nt see anything. It was a strange feeling standing at the edge of the ridge, all i could see was several rocks for a few feet down and then thick fog, you might never have realised it was over a thousand feet to the atlantic ocean directly below.

i was pretty sure the cloud would lift and after an hour of waiting around, getting soaked in two showers, nearly getting blown back down the hill and half frozen into the bargin, the cloud lifted and we got a fine view of the incredible lough.It seems to hang precariously, being so close to the cliff edge.

we then followed the ridge to the summit in about 45mins, the views down to saddle head are breathtaking and the line from the summit to the ocean half a mile below are something else......its not a mountain for the faint hearted though and extreme care needs to be taken, many parts of the cliff edge are broken and ready to plunge into the abyss!!

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Cloudy... but don't let that put you off! .. by Derry_Danderer   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
Breathtaking Views .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
Attempted Croaghaun from Keem Bay - Moyteoge Head .. by djouce   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
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