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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 73,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m

Summits in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 154mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 564mAghla Beg (South) 603mAghla More 584mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 473mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 471mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153mLurgacloughan 149m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m
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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, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 667.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C00448 28709 This summit has been logged as climbed by 303 members. Recently by: Jim Holmes, millsd1, quino70, Peter_I, guestuser, shaygo, trostanite, ozozo, strangeweaver, FiachDubh, crankechick, pcnovice, eoghancarton, RyanLavery, simoburn
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Longitude: -7.993765, Latitude: 55.105634 , Easting: 200448, Northing: 428709 Prominence: 523.08m,   Isolation: 3.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 600397 928691,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mcksh, 10 char: Muckish
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

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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Picture: Looking down on the Miners' Track
 
Brilliant Experience
by Aidy  14 Sep 2014
A few weeks ago, coming down from Carrauntoohil and Cnoc na Toinne and making my way back to Cronin's Yard, I fell in to the company of a very knowledgable Corkman - obviously a very experienced hill walker. He had walked many of the mountains in my own northern end of the country, and was particularly effusive about Muckish. As he clearly knew his stuff, I resolved to tackle Muckish sooner rather than later, and now know that he was right - Muckish is a particularly brilliant mountain.

The routes have been well described here, so I can't add much. i took the southern route, parking at the shrine, the steep climb offering increasingly good views of the rest of the Derryveagh mountains. The plateau at the top is magnificent, with a covering of rock, and many cairns, some very impressive. In addition to visiting the large cairn in the middle of the plateau, the trig pillar, and the large cairn at the eastern edge with the cross, I would strongly advise leaving time to wander round the western and nothern sides too. There are fantastic views to be had over north and west Donegal, even if it was very hazy on my visit. One spot offered a great vantage point to look across and down at the Miners' Track. It looked so impressive that I descended part of the way down. The steep, winding path was a great experience, and the abandoned mining equipment was very interesting.

An absolutely brilliant mountain. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/17678/
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skyehigh on Muckish, 2005
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/1602/
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Gerrymac on Muckish, 2003
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/278/
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simon3 on Muckish, 2002
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/141/
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czgf23 on Muckish, 2003
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/623/
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skyehigh on Muckish, 2005
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/1603/
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