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Donegal NW Area , S: Trawenagh Subarea
Feature count in area: 8, all in Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11
Highest Place: Tievealehid 429m

Starting Places (10) in area Donegal NW:
Altawinny Bay Road, An Chúirt Hotel, Cnoc Fola Carpark, Crockadillisk Bend, Crocknaneeve SouthWest, Cruit Golf Pier, Glasagh Road, Glassagh Beach, Procklis Lough, Teach Dixon

Summits & other features in area Donegal NW:
N: Gweedore: Moylemore (Owey Island) 102m, Carntreena 425m, Bloody Foreland 314m, Crocknaneeve 155.9m, Tievealehid 429m
S: Trawenagh: Croaghegly 245m, Trusklieve 175m
W: Arranmore: Cluidaniller West Top (Aranmore) 227m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Croaghegly, 245m Hill
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, Donegal County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, Croaghegly is the 1289th highest place in Ireland. Croaghegly is the second most southerly summit in the Donegal NW area.
Grid Reference B73600 07300, OS 1:50k mapsheet 1
Place visited by: 13 members, recently by: eamonoc, dregish, Fergalh, chalky, Garmin, paddyhillsbagger, pmeldrum, Harry Goodman, pdtempan, banjoboy, jimgraham, ahendroff, hgboyle
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Longitude: -8.412413, Latitude: 54.912627, Easting: 173600, Northing: 407300, Prominence: 230m,  Isolation: 7.6km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 573555 907287
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)
Notes on name: Located in the townland of Taobh Garbhlach / Tievegarvlagh in the Rosses Gaeltacht. Overlooks Maghery and Trawenagh Bay. Any information on the origin of this name would be welcome.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg245, 10 char: Croaghegly

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Summary for Croaghegly : Easy route to a fine viewpoint.
Summary created by Harry Goodman 2011-11-03 16:25:12
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Picture: Looking SE along the ridge from Croaghegly summit.
Start at A (B740 080) and go along the farm lane SW to a bungalow where permission can be sought (and at time of writing readily given by the lady living in it) to park and gain access to the hill B (B73979 07715). Go around left of the bungalow and follow the fence line SW directly and steeply uphill. Where fence ends continue up to gain the top, marked by a trig pillar C (B73652 07293), for a 365 degree panorama. Return by way of ascent. Short walk up and down in forty minutes.
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Picture: On Croaghegly summit looking South
Small hill, big, big view !
by Harry Goodman 3 Nov 2011
I climbed this small hill on Sat. 29 Oct 2011. At A (B740 080) where a farm lane goes off SW from the minor road I had stopped my car to consider my options when a Garda car passed. The officer in it assured me that there would be no problem driving up the lane to a small cream coloured bungalow and asking permission to climb the hill from there. At the house the owner readily gave me permission to park and assured me there was no problem with access. She also invited my wife in for a chat and a cup of tea while I was on the hill. I parked at B (B73979 07715) (start) and walked around the left side of the bungalow before climbing directly SW, steeply uphill, keeping a fence line on my left. Where the fence ended I continued up in the same direction winding around some small rocky out crops and up to the top C (B73652 07293) which is marked by a trig pillar. For such a lowly top views are extensive in a 365 degree panorama. To the NW was Arranmore while to the south I could see the long ridge of Slievetooey and east of it the Bluestacks. To the NE was Grogan More and Crocknafarragh. My walk up and down was easily done in 40 minutes even allowing for some time to take in the views when I was at the top. Given that this hill is somewhat out of the way and a short walk, I would suggest that it is combined with a walk to Crovehy to the east of Dunglow on the same day. As Croaghegly is part of a ridge, once on top, it would also offer opportunity for extending the walk to either the N or S. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1005/comment/6609/
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Panoramic Croaghegly, Donegal
by jimgraham 14 May 2010
Although no great challenge and rather separated from other Donegal tops, the view from the top of Croaghegly is excellent. As well as the indented coast around, and Aran Island, the top presents a 180 degree panorama of the western face of the Donegal mountains - well worth the moderate climb.
I parked on the side of an abandoned building plot access at D (B73800 08200) , walked south along a re-stoned track to an abandoned croft which someone had made a small start on repairing, past the croft and worked my way uphill. Going was less wet than average and not too strenuous, the trig pillar not hard to locate. No fences; a few old walls but no more than one stone high.
Sorry - no photo. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1005/comment/4725/
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