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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

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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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For our second climb in 2003 we decided on Croagh .. by tiktiktik3   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
milo on Croaghaun SW Top, 2002
by milo  24 Aug 2002
This barely scrapes in as a 30-metre re-ascent. In my book both it and the adjacent higher summit are part of one mountain, best circuited anti-clockwise from Keem to include Achill Head. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/166/comment/78/
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Started from Keem car park and pretty much follow .. by trevorf   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
A wonderful place to relax on a sunny day. .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
Clouds can come down quickly. Nice climb .. by Orange Laura   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
A PATRICK ZERKOWSKI FILM .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
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