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Silver Hill Mountain Cruach an Airgid A name in Irish
also Croaghanarget an extra name in English
(Ir. Cruach an Airgid [OSI], 'stack of the silver') Donegal County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Feldspathic psammite; quartzite, marble Bedrock

Height: 600m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G90655 91281 This summit has been logged as climbed by 71 members. Recently by: Wildrover, glencree, David-Guenot, Ulsterpooka, Aidy, MichaelE, Docrallying, jimbloomer, melohara, simoburn, garrettd, kenmoore, chalky, Garmin, Rob_Lee
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.145974, Latitude: 54.769345 , Easting: 190655, Northing: 391281 Prominence: 155m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 590606 891271,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvrHl, 10 char: Silver Hil
Bedrock type: Feldspathic psammite; quartzite, marble, (Lough Eske Psammite Formation)

Also known as Croaghanarget [PWJ], which is the name of the townland.   Silver Hill is the 288th highest summit in Ireland.

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Silver lining .. by group   (Show all for Silver Hill)
 
Started walk at IG88651 88712 F (210m) at Di .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Silver Hill)
 
Coming from Glenties, we turned off the Ballybofe .. by csd   (Show all for Silver Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Silver Hill in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Silver Hill from Binnasruell summit
 
Every hill has its silver lining - my last VL
by garrettd  24 Aug 2014
To justify the near 400 mile round trip from Dublin, I had planned an ambitious assault on 10 peaks including the all important Silver Hill, my last VL. In truth I only became properly aware of the VLs in about 2010 but had been diligently ticking off the 2000 footers in Paddy Dillon's, Mountains of Ireland since I managed to find a copy in the UK (unavailable in any bookstore I checked in Ireland at the time). Thankfully there is a great deal of overlap in the two lists!! I had finished Paddy's list on Slieve Snaght in July 2012, which on account of the remaining unticked VLs was somewhat anti-climatic.

I started my last VL hike at the bend on the road at G894884 M and took in Binnasruell, Silver Hill, Cullaghcro and Carnaween. I set off with some trepidation on account of others' experience with wet ground and interminable wire fences without styles. Both are sadly still in evidence. Where there are styles, they come in pairs, right beside each other. That joke about waiting for buses came to mind. I lost count of the number of prominent looking fence posts on these hills which promised much but seemed to signify nothing special at all. Despite the remoteness, the visitor book in the metal box on top of Carnaween revealed four other summiteers on that peak already that week!

I reached the summit of Silver Hill at 3.30pm on 22 August 2014, roughly 21 years and seven months after I first ascended, unknowingly, my first VL, Tonlagee, Co. Wicklow. I'm unsure about my encore - the 97 Arderins I have left seem too much to contemplate for now. Many thanks to Mountainviews - a superb resource for walking in Ireland which I heartily recommend to all my walking contacts when I get the chance.

As far the 10 peak plan, I had to make do with 7. At approximately 65 miles per peak bagged, it's debatable how economical it was but the last VL had to be done one way or the other. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/278/comment/17631/
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Climbed Sunday 29.5.05. Parked at chapel on Glent .. by gerrym   (Show all for Silver Hill)
 
This view of the cairn also shows the wind turbin .. by csd   (Show all for Silver Hill)
 
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