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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 289 members. Recently by: Helenha, IainT, Lauranna, bryanjbarry, MichaelG55, DelStewart, Djouce, stevebullers, maryt, trostanite, mgtrose, ChrisStr3, quarryman, PPruz, rowanofravara
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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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A little gem among the Mourne jewels. .. by group   (Show all for Doan)
 
Doan, along with Ben Crom, is easy to overlook if .. by gerrym   (Show all for Doan)
 
Straw Poll, Is this the Mourne's real heart? Who .. by Geo   (Show all for Doan)
 
The view of Silent Valley .. by Alex92   (Show all for Doan)
 
In the morning we stepped on some ice. Maybe it c .. by ssames   (Show all for Doan)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Doan in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View across to Carn Mountain with Lough Shannagh below
 
wicklore on Doan, 2008
by wicklore  13 Oct 2008
Leaving the summit of Ben Crom I headed NW keeping the ridge on my left. I tackled the bog and followed the 450 metre contour line around until I crossed the Bencrom River at J 307265 F. The going was boggy and difficult at times. After the river the ground improved and I then headed SW to begin the climb up to Doan. Reaching the slope I moved to the west and picked up a rocky track leading to the summit. Doan had looked impossibly steep from Slieve Loughshannagh earlier, but in reality the track led easily right up on to the summit. It is steep on the final climb but no hands were needed. All the views have been excellently covered by other MV member posts. I can only add that I was amused to see the shelter at the eastern shore of Lough Shannagh that is marked on the OSNI map-strange to see such a symbol on the map appear in reality! I picked out some likely camping spots on the shore where Alex92 might have camped after reading some of his previous posts. Just like on Ben Crom I had the feeling of really being at the heart of the Mournes. I have marked Doan as being in my top 100 mountains; partly due to her profile, and also because of that Centre of the Mournes feeling. From Doan I could easily pick out the track below Slieve Loughshannagh that would next lead me to Carn Mountain. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/3384/
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