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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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The best approach to Doan is up the Ott Mountain .. by Alex92   (Show all for Doan)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Doan in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
simon3 on Doan, 2003
by simon3  31 Dec 2003
Unlike so many of the higher summits in the Mournes, Doan is free of the Wall. It’s location gives a tremendous 360 degree panoramic view. As well as the ring of most of the eastern mountains two lakes are visible: Lough Shannagh and the Silent Valley Reservoir. One way of reaching it is to park under Slievenamuck at around J 280278 A or further north at one of the carparks to the east of the Shimna River. Most approaches to Doan will mean that you cross the boggy land north of Lough Shannagh. Anyone used to Wicklow will feel at home or at least in familiar surroundings!

The summit itself is an interesting outcrop of granite, similar to some of the other Mournes’ summits.

The photo shows the shadow of Doan pointing towards the valley between Slieve Meelmore (left) and Slieve Bearnagh. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/790/
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Doan - a jewel in the centre of the Mournes with .. by leslieashe   (Show all for Doan)
Seen here in the winter sun, you can see the posi .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Doan)
A great introduction to the mournes for beginners .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Doan)
One of my favourite views in the Mournes and so e .. by tsunami   (Show all for Doan)
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