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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh 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) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 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 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
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 place has been logged as visited by 343 members. Recently by: Hill-Billy1602, PaulNolan, jmcunningham, cduddy, Cormacg, magicstep, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, Jamessheerin, juliewoods, bryanmccabe, jamesdoc99, Kiwitrekker, Podgemus, guestuser
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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 164th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muckish in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: http://youtu.be/v51Wo2a8l0w
 
Stunning McVeigh Video
by CaptainVertigo  20 Sep 2012
I have not yet walked Muckish but am eagerly looking forward to it after watching Gerry McVeigh's new YouTube video showing an ascent by The Miners' Track (is that our own gerry m?) . The film has the benefit of exceptional light, and it shows off the stunning vistas to their best. I heartily recommend this 8 minute feast for anyone who has any notion of going up that way. Gerry McVeigh says in his written intro: "Walking on Muckish mountain in Donegal, Ireland. A walk in the beautiful Derryveagh Mountains of Donegal climbing up the Miners Track on the northern side of Muckish Mountain. A steep path through old mine working and quarries to reach the summit trig point at 666m. A broad summit gives views over coast, lough, hill and mountain - with a large summit cross, burial cairn and beehive shelter to stop the mind wandering too far afield. Donegal is a special part of Ireland for walking and with a blustery NW wind bringing through showers the only constant was the wind as light & shade, wet and dry, cool & not quite as cool came and went."
http://youtu.be/v51Wo2a8l0w
Another very interesting and attractive Muckish movie is Antuatha's: " Muckish Climb Donegal, The "Miner's Path" (Kodak playsport) " to be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI25cynp4zo&feature=channel&list=UL Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/14819/
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