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MuckishMountainAn Mhucais A name in Irish (Ir. An Mhucais [DUPN], 'the pig back/ridge')DonegalCountyIn Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists
Height:667.1mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2Grid Reference: C00448 28709This summit has been logged as climbed by 274 members. Recently by: Terry-Parker, MichaelO, Magsamillion, Iamcan, guestuser, Onzy, dreilly, PollyM, diarmuidoc, Welder, kipper, Higherthanabird, fionadodd, Cossie, MichelleMc I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
So named from a fancied resemblance according to Joyce. The mountain does indeed have the shape of a pig's back, with a curve before a steep downward drop on the S side. A quarry on the N side of the mountain was used to extract high-grade quartz sand for optical glass.
Muckish is the third highest mountain in the Donegal NW area and the 162nd highest in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/