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Achill/Corraun Area   Achill Subarea
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,   Summits in area: 16,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30 For all tops   Highest summit: Croaghaun, 688m
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Croaghaun SW Top Mountain For origin of name, see Croaghaun. Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Quartz pebble conglomerate and schists Bedrock

Height: 664m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F55365 05842 This summit has been logged as climbed by 189 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, damo11, Garmin, Barty1958, Val Jones, Onzy, Aciddrinker, Oileanach, guestuser, Danger, fingal, Aidy, Peter_I, maxim
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Longitude: -10.205349, Latitude: 53.981641 , Easting: 55365, Northing: 305842 Prominence: 39m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 455355 805849,   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 172nd highest in Ireland. Croaghaun SW Top is the second most westerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun SW Top in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Croaghan SW Top from Croaghan summit. Achill Head background right.
A cliff-top perch
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman, scapania,  20 Oct 2011
Park at the end of the road at beautiful Keem strand (F560 042 A) and head up the steep slope west and then SSE to the cliff edge on Moyteoge Head around F557 037 B. Once there it is worthwhile walking about 200m SE to the old signal station at Pt 198, for the sweeping view around the S and W coast of Achill. Follow the rough track along NW for about 1.5k to F545 048 C, enjoying the views. From here, if you have a good head for heights and plenty of time, a detour can be made out to rugged Achill head to the west, otherwise, head down NE to the broad col with Croaghaun F547 050 D past two small loughs and then go very steeply up heathery slopes to reach the south west top, from where the ground opens up in front of you to reveal the ocean far below. Return by way of ascent or more likely, having done the hard work, contour NE around the high rim of the almost sheer NW face for about 600m with little ascent to the top of Croaghan. Take particular care in windy or misty conditions. Return by way of ascent down to the col and follow the stream back down SE past Pt 194 (F549 048 E) to the starting point on Keem Strand. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/166/comment/4926/
This is Croghaun SW Top in all its glory. It is a .. by wicklore   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
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As with most others I started this walk from the .. by gerrym   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
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