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Doughruagh Mountain Dúchruach A name in Irish
(Ir. Dúchruach [TR], 'black stack') Galway County, in Arderin List, Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites Bedrock

Height: 526m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L75059 59430 This place has been logged as visited by 87 members. Recently by: patmoran, ColinCallanan, liz50, juliewoods, IainT, Lauranna, sandilandsn, eoghancarton, eoindunlea, conormcbandon, Wilderness, Onzy, simoburn, garrettd, chalky
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Longitude: -9.886692, Latitude: 53.570049 , Easting: 75059, Northing: 259430 Prominence: 211m,  Isolation: 0.2km
ITM: 475036 759450,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dghrgh, 10 char: Doughruagh
Bedrock type: Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites, (Metagabbro and Related Lithologies)

Half-way up Doughruagh on very steep ground is a statue of the Sacred Heart, erected in 1932 by the Benedictine nuns of Kylemore Abbey in thanks for their safe delivery to Kylemore. They had been forced to abandon their convent near Ypres in Belgium during hostilities in World War I. Walks: for a route on the S face of Doughruagh , see Kevin Corcoran, West of Ireland Walks, 93-101 or Paddy Dillon, Connemara, 38-44.   Doughruagh is the 485th highest place in Ireland.

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Rocky summit with access issues from Kylemore Abb .. by group   (Show all for Doughruagh)
 
Located just behind the famous and picturesque Ky .. by eoin   (Show all for Doughruagh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Doughruagh in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Doughruagh Cairn
 
Colin Murphy on Doughruagh, 2008
by Colin Murphy  8 Jun 2008
Parked on the NE of Kylemore Lough (just where the road around the lake turns sharply south east) where you'll find space enough for about 3/4 cars. About 30 metres back along the road you'll find a wooden pallet doubling as a gate which allows access into a grassy field. From here you've a 1.5k walk to the NW up a gently rising slope until you reach the saddle between Doughruagh and Garraun South Top. From here the gradient steepens sharply, becoming much rockier as you ascend. The top is a broad rocky expanse speckled with pools which could easily double as an alien planet in a sci-fi movie! A cairn marks the highest point at the western end and on the day I stood there the views of the Bens, Maamturks, Atlantic coastline etc etc were indescribably beautiful. Round trip took me 3 hours, though I could easily have lingered over the view for another 12 hours! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/400/comment/3158/
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This photo taken on a misty day in May shows Doug .. by simon3   (Show all for Doughruagh)
 
Parking problem .. by Jamessheerin   (Show all for Doughruagh)
 
One way up Doughruagh is described by Tony Whilde .. by simon3   (Show all for Doughruagh)
 
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