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Croaghaun SW Top Mountain Achill Island Island For origin of name, see Croaghaun. Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Quartz pebble conglomerate and schists Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 664m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F55361 05842
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Longitude: -10.205654, Latitude: 53.981644 , Easting: 55361, Northing: 305842 Prominence: 39m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 455335 805850,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrghSW, 10 char: CrghnSWTp
Bedrock type: Quartz pebble conglomerate and schists, (Keem Conglomerate Formation)

This is a lower top just 600m W of Croaghaun itself. A little caution is required on the summit in poor visibility due to the precipice to the N. Offshore winds, which can blow walks towards or even over the cliffs, are not unknown here.   Croaghaun SW Top is the third highest mountain in the Achill/Corraun area and the 171st highest in Ireland. Croaghaun SW Top is the second most westerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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A cliff-top perch .. by group   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
This is Croghaun SW Top in all its glory. It is a .. by wicklore   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
If lucky enough to be on Croghaun SW Top on a goo .. by wicklore   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
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Picture: Summit of Croghaun SW Top
 
wicklore on Croaghaun SW Top, 2009
by wicklore  23 Mar 2009
The question has been asked if Croghaun SW Top really qualifies as a separate summit. I can tell you that after the steep climb up to it, and with a drop of 664 metres to the sea below just feet away it certainly felt like a seperate summit. From Croghaun or Achill Head it appears to be pyramid-shaped. My photo shows a close-up of the bulbous summit. Be warned-a steady easterly wind blows here, even during the excellent weather last Thursday. This easterly wind will easily help unwary walkers over the edge to oblivion. I would certainly classify this as a separate summit, albeit an easy to reach offshoot of the main Croghaun summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/166/comment/3675/
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As with most others I started this walk from the .. by gerrym   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
Surely this is some of the most spectacular coast .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
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