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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 summit has been logged as climbed by 83 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, sandilandsn, eoghancarton, eoindunlea, conormcbandon, Wilderness, Onzy, simoburn, garrettd, chalky, markwallace, turfymccloud, PeteBog, markmjcampion
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Longitude: -9.886692, Latitude: 53.570049 , Easting: 75059, Northing: 259430 Prominence: 211m,   Isolation: 0.1km
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 481st highest summit in Ireland.

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Short walk with superb views of the Bens
by three5four0  14 Jul 2010
Parked at Kylemore Abbey and paid to access the grounds, nearly choking at the price to do so. The gate, at the start of the path to the statue, now has a sign making it clear what the owners views are, on the subject of people progressing past the gate. Make up your own mind here.

After reaching the statue, with some ducking under fallen branches along the way, whilst trying to work out if Morans pub in Westport would except some pebbles from the side of Doughruagh or indeed those magic beans i had bought the previous evening in the bar, as payment for some Guinness later that evening, wifey point out we could stop in Gaynors on the way back to Westport and she would treat me to several pints, bliss! Another sign has, kindly, been placed just before the statue, just incase you missed the first one on the gate below.

We continued round the hillside on the excellent path, perhaps Irelands own (only?) balcony style path, to the col with Garraun and struck up hill, at around L760595 A. We aimed for a point round L756594 B, which gave us a steep but grassy ascent, with only a few rocks to avoid. As simon3 has commented, the summit area has many rocky knolls and small lochans, a challenge on a misty day, but interesting on a sunny one. The summit has an interesting addition to its cairn, the skull of a sheep! As you would expect, from a hill in these parts, the views are as extensive as they are superb and it's a fine place to eat your piece as well. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/400/comment/5946/
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