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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 74 members. Recently by: IainT, madeleineblue, Terry-Parker, Wildrover, glencree, David-Guenot, Ulsterpooka, Aidy, MichaelE, Docrallying, jimbloomer, melohara, simoburn, garrettd, kenmoore
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.146005, Latitude: 54.769354 , Easting: 190655, Northing: 391281 Prominence: 155m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 590604 891272,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Silver Hill in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn with Lavagh Beg (left) and More in distance.
Silver lining
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  26 Nov 2013
This approach is from SW and forms part of a loop including Binnasruel, Lavagh More, Lavagh Beg and Silver Hill. Park at G 896 885 A (Point A), beside an abandoned cottage. Climb over fence and proceed north for a short time, turning NE at point G898 890 B (Point B) after a few hundred metres where slope become steeper. Continue for approx 2 km to reach Binnasruel, then continue NE for another 2km, passing between a number of small loughs around point G 924 903 C (Point C). The climb to Lavagh More is reasonably easy and the summit is a broad rocky/grassy area, marked by a cairn. From here it is a short hop to Lavagh Beg. Turn NW for 1km dropping down to just 540m before a relatively easy climb to the top, the highest point marked by a pile of rocks, and overlooks a tiny lough. From her continue directly west for 2km descending to approx 440m. The terrain becomes a little rougher on this section, marked by some peat hags and boggy in parts, although the ascent isn't too taxing. The summit of Silver Hill is marked by a cairn. We chose to continue from here to take in Cullaghacro and then return in a SE direction for 1km to a concrete bridge at approx. G 908 904 D - the river Eany Beg is quite wide and difficult to cross otherwise. From the bridge continue south for 1km, ascending to the shoulder of Binnasruel at G 913 898 E and then descend to the finishing point in a SW direction for a further 1km. Total trip time: 6 hours, including breaks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/278/comment/5038/
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)
Every hill has its silver lining - my last VL .. by garrettd   (Show all for Silver Hill)
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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