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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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This is Croghaun SW Top in all its glory. It is a .. by wicklore   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
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wicklore on Croaghaun SW Top, 2009
by wicklore  23 Mar 2009
If lucky enough to be on Croghaun SW Top on a good day the views south and south east are spectacular. On the left are the cliffs of Minaun with Croagh Patrick in the distance beyond. On the right is Knockmore on Clare Island, and further back is the Mweelrea range on the right with the Sheeffry's to the left. Croghaun could indeed be a candidate for a remote and isolated mountain-however the sprawl of holiday homes in Keel and around Achill Island are visible to the east taking away somewhat from the remote feeling. Also there was a constant stream of jet trails in the sky as this must be a major route for cross-Atlantic air traffic. But don't despair-just don't look up or to the east! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/166/comment/3677/
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