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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 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) 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 summit has been logged as climbed by 327 members. Recently by: comicheal, Niamhq, gaoithe, IainT, bryanjbarry, scannerman, johncromie, Wildrover, BigFly, alleny, windy, swillyqueen, Cobhclimber, maike, Geo
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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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I really enjoyed this mountain. I've been past it .. by dino   (Show all for Muckish)
Did this walk on a fine sunny Sunday morning, app .. by marty1133   (Show all for Muckish)
Very enjoyable in winter. When looking from botto .. by billycunns   (Show all for Muckish)
Attempted to climb Muckish last week and had to a .. by dmcdevitt   (Show all for Muckish)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muckish in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: View along the summit plateau across to the Aghlas, Mackoght and Errigal, the route of the Glover Hi
paulocon on Muckish, 2009
by paulocon  19 Nov 2009
A superb walk! Given that I was on my own, I decided to take the easy option and walk the mountain via Muckish Gap. Parking is available just downhill from the shrine. Cross some boggy gound initially and then a short climb leads to a path which takes you around the lower slopes of the mountain until first the cross then the large cairn on the summit come into view.

It's then a steep but short climb to an obvious stone path which leads to the summit plateau. The rock-strewn plateau itself is simply otherworldly and is a joy to walk. The walk leads first past the massive cairn which can be seen atop the mountain for miles around and then onto the trig pillar and finally to a large metal cross at the edge of the plateau which offers superb views. Retraced my steps back.

For anyone coming up the miners path and planning to descend to Muckish Gap, simply keep to the left of the ridge and you will see an obvious path just past the large cairn. The whole walk was done in unexpected November sunshine. Highly recommended! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/4270/
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The rocky road to the top .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Muckish)
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