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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 154mCulliagh 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 564mAghla Beg (South) 603mAghla More 584mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 473mBingorms 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 471mSaggartnadooish 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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An Grogán Mór Hill Grogan More A name in English
(Ir. An Grogán Mór [OSI], poss. 'the big hard patch of land') Donegal County, in Carn List, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 457m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B85708 18248 This summit has been logged as climbed by 15 members. Recently by: kmoore, Rob_Lee, simoburn, chalky, Wilderness, David-Guenot, Garmin, ahendroff, mchugh58, gerrym, Harry Goodman, hgboyle, zeaphod, michael-cusacks, eflanaga
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.224175, Latitude: 55.01146 , Easting: 185708, Northing: 418248 Prominence: 62m,   Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 585660 918232,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrgnMr, 10 char: GrgnMore
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

Grogán may be a variant of gruagán/grógán. This can mean a pyramidal heap of turf-sods set on end to dry, or alternatively a hard patch of land [Dinneen]. The second meaning may be the appropriate one. The same word also appears in An Grogán Beag and An Grogán Carrach, two neighbouring hills.   An Grogán Mór is the 704th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/595/
COMMENTS for An Grogán Mór 1 of 1
A hill worthy of the climb. .. by group   (Show all for An Grogán Mór)
 
A great appetizer for a day in the hills .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for An Grogán Mór)
 
Ascended as part of a circuit taking in Crocknafa .. by eflanaga   (Show all for An Grogán Mór)
 
zeaphod on An Grogán Mór, 2009
by zeaphod  3 May 2009
Visited this top both day and night as part of a recent ML course. Fairly unexceptional physically, but with superb views and a lot of wildlife. We saw several peregrines in the area, along with the (not so) common lizard and usual skylarks/pipits/frogs. The area appears to be ungrazed/unused by man and so has a really wild feel. There is some passable camping spots at the nearby lough. Of course you have to accept that some bog crossing will be required. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/595/comment/3744/
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