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Keenaght Area
Maximum height for area: 399 metres,   Summits in area: 5,   Maximum prominence for area: 270 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 4, 7, 8 For all tops   Highest summit: Donald's Hill, 399m
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Donald's Hill Hill Cnoc na hEarcola A name in Irish
also Knocknahurkle an extra name in English
(Ir. Cnoc na hEarcola [Séamas Ó Ceallaigh], 'hill of the [obscure
Derry County, in Binnion List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 399m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C74300 17300 This summit has been logged as climbed by 27 members. Recently by: trostanite, sperrinlad, stevebullers, jimmyread, chalky, sir_boba_fett, muschi, sandman, Welder, AntrimRambler, Garmin, slemish, mark-rdc, Peter Walker, dmcdevitt
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.839835, Latitude: 54.99762 , Easting: 274300, Northing: 417300 Prominence: 176m,   Isolation: 6.3km
ITM: 674233 917285,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DnldHl, 10 char: DnldsHil
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

The Ordnance Survey Memoirs of 1834 record this hill as Donalds Hill or Knocknahurkle (OSM, ix, 34). Séamas Ó Ceallaigh derives this from something like Cnoc na hEarcola in his comments on the Topographical Fragments in the Franciscan Library.   Donald's Hill is the highest hill in the Keenaght area and the 954th highest in Ireland. Donald's Hill is the most easterly in the Keenaght area.

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A panoramic view point. .. by group   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
Fine vantage point (once you get there) .. by slemish   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
Much effort for such little height gain! .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
three5four0 on Donald's Hill, 2009
by three5four0  22 Jan 2009
We approached Donalds Hill along the Temain (Hill?) road, from the B190. There are two gates across the Temain road, which you have to open then close behind you, before arriving at the first of the transmission masts. Just before the entrance to the first mast, there is just enough room on the verge to park your car at 756182 G and still leave enough room for passing vehicles.

Cross the fence at a suitable point and head out over the bogland to Donalds Hill, to say the going was heavy would be an understatement! The usual villains were all present, deep heather & rushes, hidden holes & fissures, old drainage ditches and soft ground, to round it off we were walking into 60 mile an hour plus snow bearing gale. Below the final slope, the better half decided to stay by the fence incase she was blown over by the wind on the summit, i continued over the fence and up the short slope to the summit area, where i came to the conclusion that the weather forecast was wrong and the wind speed was more above 70 than 60.

There is a re-entrant that breaks the summit area in to a 'u' shape (Donalds Pot?) with small rises either side, with both visited (and a strange small mound with a collapsed centre) i beat a hasty retreat back to the fence & "she who must be obeyed" and then across the hillside back to our car. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/842/comment/3537/
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Donalds Hill is the nearest mountain to my home , .. by Derry259   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
Donalds Hill - much added value .. by Welder   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
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