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Croaghanirwore Mountain Cruach an Fhir Mhóir A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruach an Fhir Mhóir [SOD], 'stack of the big man') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Main granite (adamellite) Bedrock

Height: 548m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: H00226 89206 This summit has been logged as climbed by 34 members. Recently by: shaunkelly, ColinCallanan, Colin Murphy, Onzy, Aidy, Wilderness, simoburn, chalky, Fergalh, mark-rdc, Vikingr2013, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, Garmin, juliewoods
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Longitude: -7.997273, Latitude: 54.750794 , Easting: 200226, Northing: 389206 Prominence: 93m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 600175 889197,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg549, 10 char: Crghnrwr
Bedrock type: Main granite (adamellite), (Barnesmore Granite, G2 variety)

An Fear Mór, 'the big man', occurs in a number of Irish place-names. It may refer to a giant or be a euphemism for the Devil. Cf. Crockanirmore, Crockanirvore and Oweyanirvore, all in Termmonmaguirk parish, Co. Tyrone; also Cuan an Fhir Mhóir, Greatman's Bay in Connemara, where the name is associated with the legend of a giant who fished for whales.   Croaghanirwore is the 425th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghanirwore in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
 
gerrym on Croaghanirwore, 2004
by gerrym  12 Oct 2004
(see Knockgorm for first part of walk).Croaghanirwore (isn't that a fantastic name)is separated from the central Bluestack ridge by a deep river valley - it is a lenghty hill aligned NE to SW, being wet and boggy until near the top when rock shows through, number of minor summits. From summit of Croaghbane take bearing on col with Croaghbarnes and descend some 600 ft SE. Fantastic views left into bleak Owendoo River valley snaking along backed by steep slopes of Croaghbarnes. To the right are completing a circuit of Lough Belshade which can be seen if move to other side of the ridge. Ahead get good view of the little loughs on the summit of Croaghbarnes which is only one metre shy of inclusion on this excellent website. From the col it is a short climb to the top of Croaghbarnes,passing the loughs to the summit at 499 m. Drop down SE to river valley which is rather wet with long grass ( head of Corraber River valley which used earlier to reach L Belshade). There is now a climb of some 250m to the summit of Croaghanirwore over wet grassy ground. Reach a false summit and cross a gulley before a short climb to the small summit cairn. There are extensive views in all directions but especially back into the heart of the Bluestacks around L Belshade (see pic). To the N past Gaugin the Derryveagh Mountains are laid out and to the W Slieve League with the Sligo Mountains over Donegal Bay. Drop down SE into the next river valley to the col with Croaghnageer (see for next part of walk). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/363/comment/1240/
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Trip report part 2 .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Croaghanirwore)
 
Man, was this a tough one. The Blue Stacks tend t .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Croaghanirwore)
 
Hard Won But Well Worth It .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghanirwore)
 
Bluestacks Circuit .. by three5four0   (Show all for Croaghanirwore)
 
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