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Donegal NW Area   Horn Head 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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Croaghnamaddy Hill Cruach na Madadh A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruach na Madadh [PWJ†], 'stack of the dogs') Donegal County, in Binnion List, Hornblendic and sometimes schistose Bedrock

Height: 252m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C02916 40248 This summit has been logged as climbed by 29 members. Recently by: Niamhq, bryanjbarry, pearnett, IndyMan, kmoore, millsd1, sandman, procyon, chalky, Aidy, tiki, Geo, FilHil, paddyhillsbagger, Garmin
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Longitude: -7.954988, Latitude: 55.209269 , Easting: 202916, Northing: 440248 Prominence: 247m,   Isolation: 8.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 602864 940228,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg252, 10 char: Crghnmdy
Bedrock type: Hornblendic and sometimes schistose, (Metadolerite)

The highest point on Horn Head. The Metrical Dindsenchas contains a reference to Sliab Irguill, which the editor Edward Gwynn identifies with Horn Head, so it be an old name for Croaghnamaddy or may have referred to all the upland on Horn Head. For origin of name, see Ganiamore re the name Sliab Guill. There is another Croaghnamaddy SW of Dungloe.   Croaghnamaddy is the 1272th highest summit in Ireland.

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Visit for the Views. .. by group   (Show all for Croaghnamaddy)
 
I had never climbed Croaghnamaddy before today bu .. by slemish   (Show all for Croaghnamaddy)
 
Small hill, big views! .. by Geo   (Show all for Croaghnamaddy)
 
Croaghnamaddy should really be climbed as part of .. by three5four0   (Show all for Croaghnamaddy)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghnamaddy in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Craignamaddy from top to bottom
 
Craignamaddy to Horn Head
by gerrym  22 Jul 2010
This is a road trip and a half, rising along with the cliffs to over 600ft. The road is narrow and winding and the fear of meeting another car and having to reverse keeps the wits sharp. The viewing point at 026405 provides a breathtaking perspective and the start of a walk as long or as short as desired.

The top of Craignamaddy is not much more than a stones throw away. The trig pillar is now adorned with some rocks which add height and style. There are great views especially along the coast, with cliffs, beaches, islands and hills to stop roving eyes. The settlement on the west side of Tory is clearly visible and if it wasn't the still flashing lighthouse would have helped. A stone wall and fence run along the top, with a heap rather than a cairn of stones.

Return to the road and drop down to the cliffs which can then be followed around to Horn Head. Can get as close as dare for the best views of the sheer drops below although there is a distinct track a couple of feet from the edge. Gulls were landing and taking off from the cliff walls and the odd boat came in, perhaps to check lobster pots. The true nature of Craignamaddy becomes clear here - from the Atlantic swell churning at its base, up the spectacular cliffs to the trig.

Pass the carpark and continue on out to Horn Head, path is eroded here and there were quite a few people about. Visit the old look out tower and then follow the coast as it drops down to the Nose of Scoltnavan (005413 H) - an inaccessable inlet with a nice waterfall dropping down to the waves below. Climb uphill again to Crockaclogher and then across the line of hills back to the carpark and follow the road back to the viewing point.

About 4 hours walking in all but can make it whatever length you wish. Would definitely be a shame to miss out on the stunning clifftop walking reminescent of that near Glencolumcille. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/999/comment/5963/
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Unplanned Summit .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghnamaddy)
 
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