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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 71,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m
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Muckish Mountain An Mhucais A name in Irish
(Ir. An Mhucais [DUPN], 'the pig back/ridge') Donegal County In Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists

Height: 667.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C00448 28709 This summit has been logged as climbed by 276 members. Recently by: Benedicte, dregish, Terry-Parker, MichaelO, Magsamillion, Iamcan, guestuser, Onzy, dreilly, PollyM, diarmuidoc, Welder, kipper, Higherthanabird, fionadodd
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Longitude: -7.993771, Latitude: 55.105631 Prominence: 523.08m,   Isolation: 3.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 600397 928691,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mcksh, 10 char: Muckish

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.

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by skyehigh  26 Mar 2005 I can confirm dmcdevitt's suggestion that climbing Muckish from the south (Muckish Gap) is relatively simple. From a point just west of the gap, cross a shallow depression, and climb a sketchy path up the line of least resistance until Muckish's south ridge rears up on your left. A steep heathery climb is now unavoidable. Nearing the top, a gentler path leads up diagonally to your right, but you will reach the plateau soon in any event. You must walk the whole length of the gently sloping plateau to attain the summit, which is at the northern end. On a fine day, this is pure pleasure. All those sandy beaches look enticing.....
This view is taken WNW from near the summit and shows Ballyness Bay.
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by Gerrymac  6 Jan 2003 This was the first walk of 2003 and it was a perfect day. We walked up the miners path and cut up past the cave and when we reached the top the views were excellent. This picture shows a snow covered Errigal in the background.
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by simon3  22 Sep 2002 This picture of the north-east end of Muckish was taken around 10 am on the Glover Highlander walk, 2002. As you can see there was bright sun, with something of a temperature inversion on the hills to the north-east of Muckish. A magical effect. The sun stayed out all day as some 250 people attempted the organised walk.
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by czgf23  28 Aug 2003 Stitched digital photograph showing the route of the Glover Highlander Walk begining with Muckish on the left and ending with Errigal on the right. Picture taken from Brin Leac near Bloody Foreland.
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by skyehigh  6 Apr 2005 On a fine day on Muckish you can make out all the summits on the Glover Highlander walk. Expand picture for better definition: Mackoght shows as a grey smudge in front of Errigal, while the trio of Aghlas is easily recognisable.
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Picture: Lenticular clouds over Muckish
A UFO?
by mcrtchly  9 Oct 2013 We spotted this unusual lenticular cloud formation over Muckish whilst descending from the Aghlas. On this day we had very high winds and the fast stream of very moist air was being forced over the top of Muckish to form standing waves on the leeward side. As the air rises over the crest of a standing wave the water vapour condenses to form the cloud. As the air descends on the other side of the wave the water evaporates. Despite the fast moving air stream the cloud appears stationary. The multiple stack of lenticular clouds is the result of layering within the air.
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