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Croaghmoyle Hill An Chruach Mhaol A name in Irish
(Ir. An Chruach Mhaol [logainm.ie], 'the bare-topped stack') Mayo County, in Carn List, Quartzite-clast conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 430m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31 Grid Reference: M09842 98280 This summit has been logged as climbed by 36 members. Recently by: Fergal Meath, MichaelE, Garmin, paddyhillsbagger, barrymayo, chalky, thomas_g, Peter Walker, la1ena, Fergalh, FilHil, acastanikic, tphase, DonalEnright, shadow100
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Longitude: -9.373186, Latitude: 53.926117 , Easting: 109842, Northing: 298280 Prominence: 372m,   Isolation: 3.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 509811 798291,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghmy, 10 char: Crghmyl
Bedrock type: Quartzite-clast conglomerate, (Croaghmoyle Formation)

Croaghmoyle overlooks Beltra Lough and Glenhest, while Glen Nephin lies to the north. Walks: for a route to the summit from the W, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 68.   Croaghmoyle is the 801st highest summit in Ireland. Croaghmoyle is the second most southerly summit in the North Mayo area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghmoyle in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Drivable road to summit with masts, centre.
 
Hill for stroll with good views.
Short Summary created by simon3,  9 Jun 2011
Croaghmoyle is a great place for an easy hill stroll. There is a road all the way and fine views of the Nephin Begs and Nephin from the top.
There are various places to start such as M 1003 9624 A which is beside a bridge and stream. The round trip to the top has an ascent of around 320m over 4.6km taking perhaps 90m. As of June 2011 and despite warnings that a 4X4 is required it is possible to drive a car to the top. ( This could change and would be dependent on weather.)
The top has a trig pillar. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/686/comment/5445/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghmoyle in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Floating mountains
New Comment: Easy walk up to great views
by Fergal Meath  26 Nov 2016
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbine, past some beautiful woods and over turbulent streams all the way to the summit. The mist cleared as I reached the summit and once I got past the ugly masts to the trig pillar, I was rewarded with wonderful views of Birreencorragh (left) and Nephin (right) floating above the mist. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/686/comment/18718/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghmoyle in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Looking N to Nephin from Croaghmoyle
 
Walk, don't drive!
by Harry Goodman  23 Jul 2011
On 22 June 2011 we parked at M0995094300 B (as recommended by three5four0). From here we followed the forestry access road running more or less due N. After an initial gentle walk uphill through the forest the track opened out to a fine view across the valley to Kilhale (384m) which, while only an outlier of Croaghmoyle's summit, is from this viewpoint the prominent hill. To the right mostly out of sight behind the trees we could hear the throbbing noise of a windfarm. Having descended down the track and crossed a bridge over a stream M1000096300 C the track then rose more steeply all the way to Croaghmoyle top M0980098300 D. It was at this point, before the start of the climb that we saw the warning notice that only 4x4 access should be used beyond that point. Frankly having seen the condition of the surface to that point I would not even recommend taking a car beyond our start point, unless it really is an old banger, and certainly not beyond the bridge whatever its state. The Trig Pillar stands on a small mound a short distance beyond a Communications Installation which adorns the top. There is a fine view down to Lough Beltra and the Nephin Begs to the W and N and to the large bulk or Nephin more or less due N. All in all we found this a worthwhile walk of some 2 hours with rewarding views from the top. Apart from Nephin I have not walked in North Mayo and found that this short walk, and its overview of the Nephin Begs, has wetted my appetite to make their acquaintence. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/686/comment/6426/
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Landslides
by three5four0  13 Jul 2010
There is room for several cars to park at the road junction at M099943 E, as mentioned by pj. It's a straight forward ascent, following the track all the way to the summit. There are a few notices along the track, warning of landslides in heavy rain, and several are visible on the slopes of the small 384 pt top to the west of the track. Some debris has reached across the track, so not a route for a rainy day then.

On the return, the views open out towards Clew Bay, Nephin Beg range and Croagh Patrick, which were hidden from view, behind you, on your ascent. The GPS gave the return distance as 8.82 km and a time of 2 hrs 13 min. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/686/comment/5942/
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Picture: Panoramic view off road up Croaghmoyle
pj on Croaghmoyle, 2008
by pj  4 Sep 2008
Croaghmoyle is the site of an RTE/Emergency Services/Dept of Justice/Defence telecommunications mast and therefore has a road running right to the Summit. It has excellent views overlooking Beltra Lake and out to Croagh Patrick and the islands of Clew bay. Looking east on a clear day one can see all the way to Roscommon and to the north all the way to Downpatrick head. The access road (partially surfaced but lots of chippings and badly detioriated in places) is accesable off the R312 Castlebar to Belmullet road or beter still to approach from the Castlebar to Glenisland road via Rathbawn rd in the town, proceed out about 4 miles past the water tower on your right and take a right just beyond the lake at the misdirected sign for Nephin Drive. The summit walk from the parking space at this junction (approx 5 miles round trip) is very popular with Castlebar walkers. Watch out for the boy racers (for which this is a popular congregating point) and the midges on summer evening. The forestry in here used be a summer roosting point for cuckoos but in recent years with extensive tree harvesting their presence hasn't been as obvious. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/686/comment/3280/
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Road up much improved
by thomas_g  6 Aug 2014
On my recent walk up, the track is now a road and is very drivable in an ordinary car, with one gravelly corner being the exception, where some momentum would be required. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/686/comment/17596/
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