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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 place has been logged as visited by 298 members. Recently by: livelife2thefull, RuggedTrack, Reeks2011, atlantic73, Heggs, LorraineG60, Hound-of-Ulster, LorraineG, melohara, Helenha, IainT, Lauranna, bryanjbarry, MichaelG55, DelStewart
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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 place 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)
 
Geo on Doan, 2010
by Geo  6 Mar 2010
Straw Poll, Is this the Mourne's real heart? Who else finds this their favourite of Down's pinnacle's? Answers on a postcard... Up here today for perhaps the fourth time, and found that there is another way besides the tried and tested from the Lough Shannagh side. We had come from the South off the Bann's Road after Slieve Muck, gone NE on the track which goes across the Shannagh river at the waterfall or thereabouts. The waterfall is a little gem and worth a few minutes of anyone's precious life. Anyway, to get back to the point we went on to Doan finding, by accident a track winding up from the SE. I couldn't believe that I'd never realised it's existence. DOH! to quote the great philosopher Homer (Simpson). I enjoyed this way up as one can do a little scrambling to add spice to the walk. Oh! and it makes a great stopping point for lunch, seating for at least fifty. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/4477/
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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)
 
Leaving the summit of Ben Crom I headed NW keepin .. by wicklore   (Show all for Doan)
 
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