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Doan Mountain Dún Maol Chobha A name in Irish
(Ir. Dún Maol Chobha [PNNI], 'Maol Chobha's fort') Down County, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 592.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J30226 26215 This summit has been logged as climbed by 288 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, bryanjbarry, MichaelG55, DelStewart, Djouce, stevebullers, maryt, trostanite, mgtrose, ChrisStr3, quarryman, PPruz, rowanofravara, DrMonkfish
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Longitude: -6.006784, Latitude: 54.168443 , Easting: 330226, Northing: 326216 Prominence: 118.55m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 730146 826221,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Doan, 10 char: Doan
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

There is no record of an actual fort here, so the name probably comes from the imagined resemblence of the craggy summit to a fortress. For origin of name, see PNNI for info on Maol Chobha.   Doan is the 310th highest summit in Ireland.

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Priestlp on Doan, 2006
by Priestlp  18 Sep 2006
Climbed this old favourite again yesterday (17.09.06) and the comments for it are entirely accurate. Wonderful panorama of the Mournes right from the very centre of the range. Great views over the Silent Valley and Lough Shannagh and further south over Carlingford Lough and the coast down towards Dublin. One of the party (who shall remain nameless - but he knows who I mean) claimed to be able to see the Sugarloaf and imagined walkers on it looking back at us! Still, I could see Lambey Island clearly enough. Good day out all round. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/2497/
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Heading for Ben Crom Dam from Slieve Meelbeg on o .. by mneary34   (Show all for Doan)
Excellent point to view the ring of the Mournes. .. by cockycorkey   (Show all for Doan)
One of the best 360deg views in the Mournes. You .. by Michael McA   (Show all for Doan)
There is a drier, gentler approach from the Bann .. by tom swindles   (Show all for Doan)
A 360 from top of doan taken 16/01/05 .. by weeeddy   (Show all for Doan)
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