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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 299 members. Recently by: Xiom5724, livelife2thefull, RuggedTrack, Reeks2011, atlantic73, Heggs, LorraineG60, Hound-of-Ulster, LorraineG, melohara, Helenha, IainT, Lauranna, bryanjbarry, MichaelG55
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Doan in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Doan (from Carn) and Lough Shannagh, Slieve Donard and Slievelamagan in background (left)
 
A little gem among the Mourne jewels.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman, simon3,  30 May 2014
A popular starting point is the car park on the Slievenaman Road J280 279 A. Cross the road and once over the stile go SE along a good track. About 150m along, at a fork, go right and follow the track uphill to its end before heading E up to the col J291 268 B between Carn and Slieveloughshannagh. Cross the stile over the Mourne Wall and contour around NE along a stony track to about J296 269 C some 500m along. Leave the track and go SE down to cross a broad boggy saddle and then gently up through some peat hags and sandy ground to pick up a track J300 268 D going ESE more steeply uphill. In good conditions the line of the track is clear to see and leads directly towards the top. Once the rocky summit area is reached the easiest line to take is to go around to the left before finally climbing up over the rocks to the top. The view from the top is a 360 degree panorama sweeping around from the Silent Valley Reservoir W to Slieve Muck and along past Carn, Slieveloughshannagh, Meelbeg,Meelmore, Bernagh, before turning E to Slievelamagan and the vast bulk of Binnian. A magnificent place to simply sit and enjoy. Return by way of ascent. Alternatively start at the Banns Road car park J284215 E and follow the track N to L Shannagh. Go around its E side and then climb up NE to the ridge before making for the top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/5050/
 
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)
 
Leaving the summit of Ben Crom I headed NW keepin .. by wicklore   (Show all for Doan)
 
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