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MuckishMountainAn Mhucais A name in Irish (Ir. An Mhucais [DUPN], 'the pig back/ridge')DonegalCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock
Height:667.1mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2Grid Reference: C00448 28709This summit has been logged as climbed by 331 members. Recently by: Kiwitrekker, Podgemus, guestuser, oldpragmatist, comicheal, Niamhq, gaoithe, IainT, bryanjbarry, scannerman, johncromie, Wildrover, BigFly, alleny, windy 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 164th highest in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/