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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 71,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m
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Dooish Mountain An Dubhais A name in Irish
(Ir. An Dubhais [DUPN], 'the black ridge') Donegal County In Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists

Height: 651.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6 Grid Reference: B98215 21035 This summit has been logged as climbed by 112 members. Recently by: jarekmajkusiak, Terry-Parker, Rob_Lee, Vikingr2013, cody1, fingal, dregishjake, HillmanImp, turfymccloud, David-Guenot, Wildcat, Aongus, Onzy, Cobhclimber, thekid
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Longitude: -8.028706, Latitude: 55.036698 Prominence: 376.45m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 598165 921019,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dooish, 10 char: Dooish

Dooish overlooks Lough Beagh and the Glenveagh National Park. Divis Mountain, overlooking Belfast, shows a different anglicisation of the same name.   Dooish is the 190th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dooish in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The summit of Dooish from the west
 
often overlooked for no good reason
Short Summary created by simon3, march-fixer, scapania  1 Oct 2012 Park just west of the summit on the R251 Glenveagh to Dunlewey road, parking for plenty of cars on the south side of the road at about B965 213 (Point A). Head across the bog, aiming for the obvious gully and deer fence, leading up to the Altan Gap. Once at the deer fence, follow the clear path alongside up the gully, having to leave the gully at one point to avoid a steeper section. Once the Altan gap is reached on the ridge, cross through the fence and follow the broad wet, rocky ridge towards the dome of Dooish, passing through or around a number of deep valleys, formed as faults in the granite. The base of the rounded dome of Dooish is soon reached, from where its simply a case of heading up over the granite benches to reach the summit cairn, taking care not to stray too far to the left, where the ground becomes steeper. Keep an eye out for red deer, golden eagles and golden plover, among others.
Point A: B965 213

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by gerrym  30 Apr 2005 Used carpark at Errigal, crossing road and following stream downhill before crossing bog SE over river and then climbing the slopes of Maumlack. The ground was wet but no real problem and there are great views across the valley to Errigal & Mackoght and across Dunlewy Lough out to the Atlantic. The ground levels out and have to take off pack to squeeze through the deer fence. Rocky summit area and beehive cairn of Maumlack reached in just under one hour - panoramic views over the very sizeable plateau, SW to Slieve Snaght and NE to Dooish. Steep drops to N as skirt around Croloughan Lough below. I took a bearing on group of little loughs nestled just before the climb up Dooish which could prove useful in poor weather. Meet the deer fence as climb again and can follow before turns sharply to the L (in need of some serious repair along the top of Edenadooish). Final climb to the summit is mostly over rock and is a pleasure with big views all around. To the N the line of hills from Errigal to Muckish lie across the valley, to the S the rugged outline of the Bluestacks, to the W the coast and Slievetooey, to the E the further Slieve Snaght and just about the Sperrins. Dropped down 200 m to NE for Snaggartnadooish (see for next part of walk).
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by zeaphod  26 Aug 2003 Straight across the bog from the valley road - passable easily after such a dry summer. Tougher going as the incline picked up, then easy going across the rocky tops. Wasps nest in the summit cairn! Great views.
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by paulr50  3 Feb 2005 The picture below is of a golden eagle, taken on the descent from Dooish. If you are into wildife, Dooish is a great one to climb from the Glenveagh side. It has quite a long approach accross rough ground to get to it, but the scenery makes it well worth it. This is one of the most isolated places in Donegal for a hillwalk, no chance of hearing a distant car, the only thing you may hear if you take this route in the Autumn is the deer, which can give you a good fright if you are not prepared for it. Autumn is the rut season. Do not venture this walk from the Glenveagh valley side if you dont have a map and compass, once the clouds come down you could be in a lot of trouble, as I found out once!
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Picture: Errigal, Mackoght, Altan Lough and Aghla More from the slopes of Dooish
 
by paulocon  22 Nov 2009 Started from the layby on the R251. Although only a short walk distance wise, Dooish makes you work right from the very start as you are immediately onto boggy ground as soon as you leave the roadside. Squeeze through the deer fence and aim to the left of Dooish to avoid the cliff blocking direct access to the summit.

Having climbed Muckish beforehand, I found the going up Dooish very tough right up to the col after which a steep but short climb leads to the rocky summit area and the very welcome sight of a beehive cairn. Excellent views across to Errigal, Makoght and Altan Lough as well as back across to Muckish. Decided to descend the other side of the mountain and came across a strange weather station with an onboard data-logger just below the summit. Made back towards the road - care is needed on the descent as it's quite steep in places with several slabs to be avoided. Up and down in two hours with several stops for photos. Perhaps a poor relation of Errigal and Muckish but a rewarding climb nonetheless.
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Picture: Summit cairn
Donegal Panorama
by Colin Murphy  4 May 2011 The third and final stop in a three top walk (see entry for Sagartnadooish for route) and probably the best in terms of view, aesthetic etc. Although rather hazy the day we did it, we still enjoyed a panorama of Errigal and the Aghlas to the north and clear across Glenveagh to the south. Pic show summit cairn with Errigal visible through the haze.
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