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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 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 summit has been logged as climbed by 322 members. Recently by: scannerman, johncromie, Wildrover, BigFly, alleny, windy, swillyqueen, Cobhclimber, maike, Geo, Oileanach, robertodon, kmoore, paddyman, robertbrown
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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: Looking NW from Muckish summit plateau
 
New Comment: Climbing the whale
by scannerman  19 Sep 2016
I've always thought Muckish more resembles a whale than a pig and have also wanted to climb it for a long time.The opportunity came last week via the miners track after waiting several hours for the weather to improve. Luckily it did and up we went. A fairly steep ascent which included some scrambling/rock climbing as we went 'off piste' a couple of times.

The quarry is quite interesting especially since the site is just below the top. A tough and dangerous job for the men who worked there in the forties and fifties.

I had'nt expected such a short ascent though as the top was attained in 55mins. The summit plateau is expansive and difficult to cross due to rock debris but also an impressive place. We did not have time to explore it's length as evening was advancing but I suspected that a climb from Muckish Gap and the long summit traverse could be quite rewarding in good weather given the splendid views back over the range. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/18634/
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Muckish is an incredibly distinct mountain and on .. by gerrym   (Show all for Muckish)
 
5 of us did a great climb of Muckish on Saturday. .. by strabanejohn   (Show all for Muckish)
 
Stunning McVeigh Video .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Muckish)
 
a true monster .. by slemish   (Show all for Muckish)
 
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