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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 73,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m

Summits in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 154mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 564mAghla Beg (South) 603mAghla More 584mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 473mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 471mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m
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Aghla Beg (South) Mountain For origin of name, see Aghla Beg. Donegal County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 603m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: B96589 24665 This summit has been logged as climbed by 138 members. Recently by: jackill, Wildrover, Cobhclimber, liz50, Geo, CaptainVertigo, Aidy, kmoore, MichaelE, GSheehy, Ulsterpooka, mountainmike, jimbloomer, Jim Holmes, millsd1
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.05418, Latitude: 55.069295 , Easting: 196589, Northing: 424665 Prominence: 368m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 596539 924648,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AghlBg, 10 char: AghlBgSth
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

Although this peak is higher than either of its neighbours, Aghla More or Aghla Beg, it has always remained unnamed on Ordnance Survey maps.   Aghla Beg (South) is the 278th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Aghla Beg (South) in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The Aghlas seen from Cloghaneely: l. Aghla Beg, r. Aghla More, centre, Ardloughnabrackbaddy
 
The Aghlas - Three of a Perfect Pair
by pdtempan  20 Jun 2010
Although this peak is higher than either of its neighbours, Aghla More or Aghla Beg, it has always remained unnamed on Ordnance Survey maps, hence the need to resort to the slightly inelegant but practical name of "Aghla Beg (South)" on MV. This anomaly has been pointed out by several members. For instance, denise-vosges asks: "Why this lack of recognition for Aghla Beg South, which is the highest of the three summits, yet has such a small cairn and doesn’t have a name of its own?" As it has never even been marked with a spot height on the 6 inch map, it seems likely that it was omitted because of a failure to realise that it was the highest peak in the group during the first Ordnance Survey in the 1830s. This would not be too surprising when you consider the situation over the water at the same time. There was great uncertainty about the number of Scottish peaks over 3,000 feet and their precise heights until the publication of Sir Hugh Munro's Tables in 1891. My own guess is that the Aghlas were most often viewed from the NW, i.e. from Cloghaneely, the hinterland of Gortahork and Falcarragh, and that their appearance in this view influenced the naming. The upland valley to the SE is easily accessible nowadays to motorists thanks to the road from Letterkenny to Dunlewy, and it is quite clear from here which is the highest peak, but this valley is uninhabited, so the view from this angle would be of little importance. When seen from the NW, Aghla More and Aghla Beg, although slightly lower in reality, are more prominent, whereas Aghla Beg (South) is set considerably further back, which may explain why it has received less recognition. In the picture below Aghla Beg (South) is not seen because of the mist, but it does at least give the idea of how Aghla More and Aghla Beg are more prominent. Time to build a decent cairn on the summit? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/266/comment/5886/
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