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Donegal NW Area   Gweedore 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 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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Bloody Foreland Hill Cnoc Fola A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Fola [OSI], 'hill of blood') Donegal County, in Binnion List, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 314m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B83368 32280 This summit has been logged as climbed by 24 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, millsd1, paulbrown, sandman, kenmoore, chalky, tiki, Wildcat, FilHil, Garmin, AntrimRambler, David-Guenot, Geansai, wicklore, trekker
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Longitude: -8.26157, Latitude: 55.137435 , Easting: 183368, Northing: 432280 Prominence: 219m,   Isolation: 4.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 583321 932262,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BldyFr, 10 char: BldyFrlnd
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

The Irish name Cnoc Fola only applies to the hill and not the headland, which is called An Reannach Rua [ET].   Cnoc Fola is the 1117th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc Fola in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: From Muckish to Errigal
Conversations with St Patrick, Oisin and Balor of the evil eye
by jackill  29 Aug 2010
Atlantic sunsets blazing blood red have nothing to do with its name, rather a reddish mineral staining the interlaid beds of quartzite and granite visible from the road near Meenlagha.

The summit is one of the best coastal viewpoints on this island.
Off to the south the noble quartzite cone of Errigal, then rushing towards you a visual cachophony of islands and inlets , rocky, brutal, savage.

Over the horizon to the northwest the kingdoms of Greenland, Iceland and Tir na nOg, a land of eternal youth where you grew not a day older while those you left behind withered to old age, but if you returned and touched the ground all the cheated years were given back to you in an instant.
Oisin, the warrior poet, spent many years in Tir na nOg with his lover Niamh, and when he finally returned fell from his horse and immediately became old, grey, wrinkled and bent. The pagan ways of the Fianna had passed and St Patrick was spreading the Christian gospels in Ireland.
Lady Gregory translated their conversations, one is

Patrick. "O Oisin of the sharp blades, it is mad words you are saying. God is better for one day than the whole of the Fianna of Ireland."

Oisin. "Though I am now without sway and my life is spent to the end, do not put abuse, Patrick, on the great men of the sons of Baiscne.

"If I had Conan with me, the man that used to be running down the Fianna, it is he would break your head within among your clerks and your priests."

To the North Tory Island , home of Balor , King of the giant race , the Fomorians , a glance from his single eye killed. He gained this power as a child when watching his father's druids preparing poisonous spells, the fumes of which rose into his eye. His eye was normally kept closed, only to be opened on the battlefield by four men using a handle fitted to his eyelid.
According to prophecy, Balor was to be killed by his grandson. To avoid his fate, he locked his daughter, Ethlinn, in a tower made of crystal to keep her from becoming pregnant. However, Cian, one of the Tuatha Dé Danann, with the help of the druidess Birog, managed to enter the tower. She gave birth to triplets by him, but Balor threw them into the ocean. Birog saved one, Lugh, and gave him to Manannan mac Lir, who became his foster father.
Lugh led the Tuatha in the second Battle of Magh Tuiredh against the Fomorians. Lugh shot a sling-stone which drove Balor's eye out the back of his head, where it continued to wreak its deadly power on the Fomorian army. One legend tells that, when Balor was slain by Lugh, Balor's eye was still open when he fell face first into the ground. Thus his deadly eye beam burned a hole into the earth. Long after, the hole filled with water and became a lake which is now known as Loch na Súl, or "Lake of the Eye", which is to be found in County Sligo.

Today though one blight is the plethora of white bungalows dumped across the coastal landscape, maybe Balor would have been glad to put out his own eye. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/939/comment/6062/
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Climbed Bloody Foreland from the car park mention .. by three5four0   (Show all for Cnoc Fola)
I started my walk at the viewpoint shown on the O .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Cnoc Fola)
A "top-of-the-world" sensation !! .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Cnoc Fola)
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