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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

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 688m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F55961 06091 This place has been logged as visited by 233 members. Recently by: tommyclarke, sj-byrne, AndrewH, peter1, DavidWalsh, TommyV, livelife2thefull, Geo, Reeks2011, oldpragmatist, IainT, Lauranna, 21yearsgone, damo11, Secret-Five
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
 
simon3 on Croaghaun, 2004
by simon3  12 Jan 2004
This synthetic landscape shows the west end of Achill Island from a simulated height of around 3000 m. It's easy to see why people enthuse about walking over Croaghaun/ Tonacroaghaun with a location and vantage point like this. Certainly the vagueness in the amount of re-ascent to Croaghaun makes a dubious case for it being a separate summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/808/
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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)
 
extreme achill .. by scannerman   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
Cloudy... but don't let that put you off! .. by Derry_Danderer   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
Breathtaking Views .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
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