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Slievemore Circuit

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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 73,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m

Summits in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m
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Aghla More Mountain An Eachla Mhór A name in Irish
(Ir. An Eachla Mhór [DUPN], poss. 'great look-out point/prospect') Donegal County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 581.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B94976 23928 This summit has been logged as climbed by 149 members. Recently by: IainT, scapania, Lauranna, jackill, Wildrover, Cobhclimber, liz50, Geo, trostanite, CaptainVertigo, Aidy, kmoore, MichaelE, GSheehy, Ulsterpooka
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Longitude: -8.079404, Latitude: 55.062662 , Easting: 194977, Northing: 423928 Prominence: 156.25m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 594927 923911,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AghlMr, 10 char: Aghla More
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

P.W. Joyce, interprets this name as Ir. eachla or eachlann, 'stable', suggesting it is an example of a mountain named after a feature situated at its foot. However, Patrick McKay prefers to see the modern form as a re-interpretation of the original name Achla, a form of Aichill, meaning 'a look-out point or prospect' (Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names). Achill Island in Mayo (Ir. Acaill) may well be derived from the same root.   Aghla More is the 333rd highest summit in Ireland.

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Aghla More, with Altan just visible to the left a .. by csd   (Show all for Aghla More)
 
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Picture: Aghla More & Lough Feeane viewed from Aghla Beg (South)
 
eflanaga on Aghla More, 2006
by eflanaga  11 Jun 2006
Taking a bearing SW from Aghla Beg’s southern summit IB 96589 24665 A (GPS) (See for previous stage in walk) eight members of the Mid Ulster Walking Club dropped down rocky/shale covered slope onto col above Lough Feeane. Ground changes to usual grass and peat hag but going was good after prolonged spell of hot & dry weather. We skirted around ridge above Feeane’s SE edge & stopped in the lea of a slight rise on Aghla More’s eastern slope for a lunch break. Another steep but relatively short ascent brought us onto Aghla More’s long narrow summit. GPS reading here was IB 94976 23934 B (583m). Wonderful view of Errigal across the equally impressive banana shaped Altan Lough far below us. Beaghy and Mackoght make up view immediately west. The heart of the Derryveagh range are arranged SSW, while NNW lie Bloody Foreland, the Atlantic, and Tory Island. To the east Aghla Beg’s twin peaks with Muckish rising behind dominate. After a ‘Group Photograph’ we descended Aghla More by way of its northern spine before bearing right towards Spot Height 473m IB 95535 24513 C but crossing a little below it while maintaining a height of about 400m as Walk Leader indicated ground lower down and in valley was very soft. Swung around passing beneath Aghla Beg’s NW side before crossing fence and dropping over peat hags and marshland, edging Loch Moilt southern shore. We turned NW after passing lough and walked short distance back to makeshift bridge used earlier in the day IB96618 26480 D. From here it was a simple case of following the track back to Altderry Bridge and the cars. In total this thoroughly enjoyable three-peak walk took a little short of five hours to complete but this was with a fairly sedate pace and numerous breaks. Should be possible to complete in 3 to 3.5 hours if circumstances warranted a quicker circuit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/306/comment/2398/
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