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Raghtin More Mountain Reachtain Mhór A name in Irish
(Ir. Reachtain Mhór [OSI], 'big [obscure element]') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 502m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2&3 Grid Reference: C33890 45576
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Longitude: -7.467835, Latitude: 55.255965 , Easting: 233890, Northing: 445576 Prominence: 407m,  Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 633832 945553,   GPS IDs, 6 char: RghtMr, 10 char: RghtnMore
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

This mountain has a megalithic cairn and circles at the summit (Colhoun). It is known as Raghtin on the Buncrana side and as Coing (meaning 'roof beam') on the Urris side.   Raghtin More is the third highest mountain in the Inishowen area and the 564th highest in Ireland.

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The smallest Inishowen Arderin .. by group   (Show all for Raghtin More)
 
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eoin on Raghtin More, 2003
by eoin  11 Jun 2003
The best route for a medium walk is from Mamore Gap. Use the car park/layby located on the left of the road, 200m from the top of the Gap on the southern side. From here walk downhill for 200m to a small group of trees and a gravelled track heading into the valley. Follow the track to the head of the valley just below Raghtin More.

From here you veer slightly left over the heather and turf banks to reach the saddle between Raghtin More and Slievekeeragh. Keep climbing heading diagonally across the slope to avoid climbing the small summit of Crock Main and you reach a small flat area before the last 100m to the summit. There are lots of rocky patches on these slopes, heading to the right misses most of them.

On the large flat summit plateau there is a substantial cairn which can seat about 8 and provides soem wind shelter when it blows!! There is also a trig point and of course excellent views from Malin Head to Errigal on a clear day.

On the way back either..

A) Retrace your steps to reach the path in the valley.

B) Climb Crock Main (460m) and Mamore Hill (423m) which adds about another 150m of ascent and is a lovely trail to take you out just at the top of the Gap and it is a short walk downhill to the car park.

The image below is the view from the trig point looking north at Dunaff Head Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/451/comment/539/
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