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Donegal NW Area   Glendowan Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh 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 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 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 470.6mSaggartnadooish 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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Gartan Mountain Hill Sliabh Gartáin A name in Irish
Donegal County, in Binnion List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 357m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6 Grid Reference: C05000 20800 This place has been logged as visited by 12 members. Recently by: kmoore, chalky, kenmoore, Brambler, Lucky1, Vikingr2013, cody1, mark-rdc, Garmin, Hilltop-Harrier, pdtempan, Harry Goodman
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Longitude: -7.922592, Latitude: 55.034565 , Easting: 205000, Northing: 420800 Prominence: 212m,  Isolation: 4.3km
ITM: 604948 920784,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrtnMn, 10 char: GrtnMntn
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

This peak is unnamed on OS maps. It is located in the townland of Loughaskerry. Any information on the correct name of this hill would be welcome. Has been called Carrowtrasna or Gartan Mountain.   Gartan Mountain is the 1035th highest summit in Ireland.

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Flattish wild top with good views. .. by group   (Show all for Gartan Mountain)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gartan Mountain in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: View W to An Liathan Mor and Glenveigh Hills from top of Loughaskerry
A small hill but do not underestimate it !
by Harry Goodman  20 Jul 2010
As this hill had not been commented on previously in mv, accompanied by two of my grand-sons, I decided to climb it on 15 July 2010. We parked off-road by the R251 at C0642222697 B. Our initial climb SW was over trackless rough ground of long grass and bog with occasional patches of smooth rock to assist our progress. Once beyond Pt. 308 C0541321518 C, a number of ups and downs and some small peat hags had to be negotiated and led to a clear grassy coll. From here an initial steep climb brought us to a cairn marking the top of the hill at C0508020801 D. From the top we had fine views W and S to An Liathan Mor and the hills around Glenveigh, N to Muckish, and E to Inishowen. On heading down NW steep and, at times, rocky ground called for some care in the descent. From the coll we had a splendid view SW over Lough Inshagh backed by the sharp top of An Liathan Mor. From here the ground up to Pt 313 C0430020997 E was initially steep past a prominent rock band before levelling out to a gentle climb to the top, an unmarked grassy area above a small erroded patch of peat bog. The walk down NW to meet the Gartan Track, through high grass, concealed rocks and bog made for heavy going. At the track C0358520777 we turned right and followed it down to the Glenveigh access road where we turned left along the Lough to Glenveigh Casle for welcome refresments before taking the Shuttle Bus to the Visitor Centre and our arranged pick up. In the absense of a lift or second car it is a 3.5k walk back along the R251 to the start point. This is a small but not to be underestimated hill, requiring careful navigation in poor visibility. End to end the walk was some 7k, approx 350m of climb and could be completed in under 2 hours. While this top could be bagged by going up and back down from the R251 or the Gartan Track I would recommend the linear route walked even if the road walk had to be included. If doing it as a looped walk park at the Glenveigh Visitor Centre and get the road walking over at the start. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/890/comment/5958/
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