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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
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: Muckish from the north
climbing the pig
Short Summary created by CaptainVertigo, jackill, scapania,  20 Sep 2012
Muckish can be tackled by two main routes, by the Miner's track ( YouTube http://youtu.be/v51Wo2a8l0w ) or from Muckish Gap. For the Miner's track, turn left off the N56 about 2km north of Creeslough. Park about 8km along this little road, in a little grassy quarry on the left, just before the road loses its surface at about B998 293 A. Follow the track to its end and up the clear path into the corrie, up the precipitous backwall, taking care not to take any of the wrong paths (marked by low walls across them), until you reach the large flat area that has been quarried out of the mountain for its silica-rich rocks. After pausing to admire the various bits of rusting machinery, and ponder how they got them up there, head up the path to the left and onto the stony expanse of the summit, from where the summit trig and nearby cross are a short stroll.

To gain the summit plateau from the south, park by the grotto on Muckish Gap at B999 269 B and head north to the next bend, before heading off to the right across the bog, to climb up a well-worn path to a shoulder at just over 350m. From here, head steeply up to the left, with the gradient soon easing. Just before the plateau is gained, an eroded path heads right, just below the rim of the plateau, to come out on the plateau near a very large cairn. From here, the summit trig and cross are about a 500m walk northwest, not at all easy to find when the mist is down. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/4923/
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)
The Gap & Miner's Path .. by Carlito   (Show all for Muckish)
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