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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
Muckish is the third highest mountain in the Donegal NW area and the 162nd highest in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/