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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 75 members. Recently by: johncromie, IainT, madeleineblue, Terry-Parker, Wildrover, glencree, David-Guenot, Ulsterpooka, Aidy, MichaelE, Docrallying, jimbloomer, melohara, simoburn, garrettd
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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This view of the cairn also shows the wind turbin .. by csd   (Show all for Silver Hill)
 
Lake on Eany Beg River not on OS Discovery Series .. by bryanmccabe   (Show all for Silver Hill)
 
unknown lake on the Eany River .. by david bourke   (Show all for Silver Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Silver Hill in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking west from the summit cairn.
 
Cold And Wet But Wouldn't Have Missed It
by Aidy  15 Feb 2016
It was my first reasonably long walk in months due to an unbelievably wet winter - some weekends it wasn't even possible to get to the mountains because of flooded roads and closed bridges! I approached via Silver Hill (see that summit comment for first part of route), and despite the sunny conditions, the damage had been done as regards wet ground. I'd nearly decided to call it a day on that first summit, as it had been a hard enough slog in the some of the boggiest, wettest conditions I've seen. I pushed on however with Silver Hill looking enticing to the north west. The conditions were even worse in the valley coming over from Binnasruell, but it was so great to be out again that nothing could dampen my spirits, even freezing, sodden feet. It was worth every discomfort as I ascended the rockier slopes of Silver Hill, with a dusting of snow at my feet, and expansive views all around. I couldn't believe how cold it was at the top - pools of water n direct sunlight were staying frozen, and the wind chill didn't help. It was painfully cold to take my gloves off for photos, and my feet were colder than they've been even when walking in deep snow on other occasions. My boots were soaked through at this stage I suppose - the Bluestacks are wet at the best of times, and this must have been one of the wettest winters on record. But, the difficulties just seemed to make the views all the sweeter, and there was no extra hardship in going on to Cullaghacro as it was pretty much on my route back to the car anyway. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/278/comment/18434/
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