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Donegal NW Area
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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Moylemore (Owey Island) Hill Donegal County, in Binnion List, Coarse grained monzogranite to tonalite Bedrock

Height: 102m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B71000 23200 This summit has been logged as climbed by 7 members. Recently by: Garmin, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, wicklore, Harry Goodman, chalky, markmjcampion
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Longitude: -8.454561, Latitude: 55.055299 , Easting: 171000, Northing: 423200 Prominence: 102m,   Isolation: 9.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 570956 923183,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MylmOw, 10 char: MylmrOwyIs
Bedrock type: Coarse grained monzogranite to tonalite, (Thorr Granite)

Moylemore (Owey Island) is the 1493th highest summit in Ireland. Moylemore (Owey Island) is the second most westerly summit in the Donegal NW area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Moylemore (Owey Island) in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Owey Island and Moylemore from Cruit Island.
 
Go and enjoy this excellent Binnion.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman,  4 Aug 2015
Unless you have independent means you can arrange the short sea crossing to Owey Island with Dan Betty Gallagher who operates a summer sea taxi service Tel. 0866013893 A. From the landing stage follow the clear track to the village and then go NNW to B7128123353 B before turning up left through a couple of small stone walled fields to gain the top marked by a trig pillar B7097823194 C. While there, go some 100m further W to a large precariously perched boulder some 2 metres high B7088223182 D and which may lay claim to be the highest point on the Island. Extensive views can be enjoyed. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1379/comment/15623/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Moylemore (Owey Island) in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Tors and sea stacks off Owey island
Don't drink the water!
by wicklore  3 Sep 2015
I followed in the footsteps of Chalky and Harry Goodman with a trip to Owey Island two weeks ago. Cruit Island is connected to the mainland by a bridge. At the north end of Cruit there is a pier down a sandy/stone track just before the golf club house. Call Dan Betty in advance on 0866013893 and arrange a lift to the island. He charges 10 euro return. He visits the island several times a day on errands, so can match up with your return time easily. As mentioned by Harry Goodman, there are various modern holiday homes and some farm buildings that are in various states of repair. One shed had the phrase ‘The Donkey Pelvis’ intriguingly painted above the barn door. The island has no permanent inhabitants.

There is a rough track from the pier that becomes a grass track. I passed a vegetable plot which was doing well, and a house that was being re-roofed. A little stream passes through the village, with front doors just a few feet away. It was all very quaint! I took a 2 hour ramble around the island, first visiting a small summit to the SE, then following the rugged coastline north admiring the cliffs, tors and sea stacks along the way. Iain Miller has written about these sea stacks, as has David Walsh in his book ‘Oilean’. I’m not a mountaineer and only those with technical climbing knowledge, experience and gear will venture out to these rocky outposts. As I rambled along, some herring gulls alerted me to their presence, and I prudently veered away to assure the birds I posed no threat to their nests. Previous experience on Inishark and Ireland’s Eye told me that these gulls mean business when protecting their nests!

Chalky and Harry Goodman have documented that the main summit of Owey actually has two high points about 100 metres apart. The eastern side has the trig pillar and the western side has a boulder about 6 feet high as pictured by Harry Goodman. Harry’s little cairn helped me climb up. It may only take a large storm to send it rolling down the hill, so get there quick to see this erratic erratic!

Below the summit to the NE is a small lake. It is just 30 feet or so from the edge of the cliffs. A huge area of cliff-fall is nearby, which has partially blocked/filled in a deep cleft in the cliffs. I pondered taking a refreshing drink of the lake water, but decided against it. Later Dan Betty, told me that he and others go up to the lake to put their feet in so that little fish can nibble away the dead skin cells and rejuvenate their feet! Don’t drink the water…!

Follow the old grass track from the lake back to the village and the pier. Two large telegraph poles are set into a small field with a hammock strung high up between them. This, and the Donkey Pelvis barn, remain unexplained! 2 hours was enough at a leisurely walk to see a good portion of the rugged west coast of the island. There is solitude, amazing views and nibbling lake fish! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1379/comment/18283/
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Not so easy to summit.
by chalky  26 Jul 2015
Betty Dan ( 086 6013893 E €10 ) operates a ferry service in the summer months to this lovely island from the jetty by the Cruit Island golf club . The summit seems to be not the trig but a very large precarious looking boulder requiring an equally large stretch to gain a foot hold thereafter easy. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1379/comment/18209/
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Possibly the highest point on the hill !.
by Harry Goodman  4 Aug 2015
This photograph shows the large erratic on the summit area of Moylemore and which visually, at least, appears to mark the highest point on the hill. The small pile of stones on the right was needed to help me climb up onto the boulder some 2 metres high. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1379/comment/18226/
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Picture: The approach to Moylemore from Owey Is. village.
Well worth visting.
by Harry Goodman  4 Aug 2015
Moylemore is a very worthy Binnion. After a short crossing by boat from Cruit Island (1 August 2015) I followed a well made track up from the landing stage to the village, a small group of new and restored houses all of which are only occupied in summer. Once clear of them I continued along a now grassy track NNW for about 500 metres before leaving it and turning up left B7128123353 to pass through a couple of small stonewalled fields to gain the rocky summit area. The recognised high point of the hill is marked by a trig pillar at B7097823194 but some 100 metres further west is the large precariously perched erratic some 2 metres high at B7088223182 and mentioned in chalky's comment as a contender to be the highest point on the Island, a view that I would share. However given the close proximity of both points it is very easy to visit them. Rather than go back down by my way of ascent I continued down the undulating rocky ridge to the N end of the island past a small lough and up onto a fine rocky ledge with sheer drops down to the sea. I then walked back along the central grassy track to my start point. Views from this modest hill are extensive. The fine cone of Errigal is prominent to the E with the Bluestacks to the S and Arranmore to the SW. For anyone wishing to visit Owey Island Dan Betty Gallagher operates a summer sea taxi service from the Pier at the N end of Cruit Island. He can be contacted at 0866013893. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1379/comment/18225/
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