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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

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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
Place visited by 345 members. Recently by: jillsteer, jimmy-mci, Hill-Billy1602, PaulNolan, jmcunningham, cduddy, Cormacg, magicstep, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, Jamessheerin, juliewoods, bryanmccabe, jamesdoc99, Kiwitrekker
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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 158th highest in Ireland.

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climbing the pig .. by group   (Show all for Muckish)
 
5 of us did a great climb of Muckish on Saturday. .. by strabanejohn   (Show all for Muckish)
 
Muckish is an incredibly distinct mountain and on .. by gerrym   (Show all for Muckish)
 
The Gap & Miner's Path .. by Carlito   (Show all for Muckish)
 
a true monster .. by slemish   (Show all for Muckish)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muckish in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Trig With Cairn and Errigal in Background
 
dino on Muckish, 2008
by dino  21 Sep 2008
I really enjoyed this mountain. I've been past it more times than I can count but it was always shrouded in mist or low cloud. Today was the first really good day in ages and the first time I've seen Muckish clear. I hadn't actually intended to climb today and had instead planned on a trip over to Tory. However, I messed up reading the timetable and left myself with a day to fill. What better time to try Muckish? As I wasn't planning my trip in advance I didn't get a chance to read the logs here so I managed to make the same mistake that gerrym made. Despite feeling very nervous about halfway up the gully when I realised that I'd made a mistake, that the rocks I was depending on were pretty shaky and that I couldn't get back down safely and was better going on I did enjoy this section (once I reached the top!) and it all added to what I found to be a very interesting climb, much more interesting than I realised all those times I'd driven past. To me Muckish is a much more enjoyable climb than Errigal which I feel is a real slog in many ways and I hope to come back again and do it the proper way :) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/3329/
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