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Croghan Hill Hill Cnoc Cruacháin A name in Irish
also Brí Éile an extra name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Cruacháin [logainm.ie], 'hill of the little stack') Offaly County, in Binnion List, Volcaniclastic agglomerate Bedrock

Height: 234m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 48 Grid Reference: N48105 33113
Place visited by 57 members. Recently by: ladyhawke1003, DeltaP, TommyV, markwallace, EdAl, Glanman2, Garmin, conormcbandon, k_mcdermott, jlk, dmcdevitt, eannanilamhna, wwwalker, muschi, Fergalh
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Longitude: -7.278472, Latitude: 53.346295 , Easting: 248105, Northing: 233113 Prominence: 159m,  Isolation: 25.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 648043 733139,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg234, 10 char: CrghnHi234
Bedrock type: Volcaniclastic agglomerate, (Agglomerate)

Brí Éile, '(fortified) hill of Éile', is the earlier Irish name of this hill. Éile (Ely) is a large territory covering parts of Offaly and Tipperary. Bearnán Éile (Devilsbit Mountain) is at the other end of it. The Hill of Croghan is the remains of an old volcano. A bog body, known as 'Old Croaghan Man', was found in the vicinity in 2003.   Croghan Hill is the 1316th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croghan Hill in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Croghan Hill trig
 
paddyhillsbagger on Croghan Hill, 2009
by paddyhillsbagger  20 Jun 2009
In a departure from my usual bagging of 2000ft tops I tried a few local tops. Croghan Hill being only a half hour from home and a half hour to walk it makes a pleasant Friday night climb! Parked car in Croghan village which has a shop where I could bribe the grandkids to climb with me in the future with a promise of icecream on return!
Lovely views from the top of the midlands bogs and fields. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1017/comment/3869/
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Picture: Contour and old cemetary.
Well worth a detour.
by FilHil  8 Apr 2012
I enquired at the one and only shop at Croghan Demesne. Staff were very friendly and allowed me to park the car on their forecourt. There is additional parking further up the road near the school.

Take the narrow tarmac road opposite the shop up to the water reservoir. Go through a metal gate and up a short section of stony and muddy track turning into a field, then through the adjacent field up a grassy slope. There were no cattle on the day (free grazing). The old cemetery will be visible from the contour. Stunning views all around especially over the turf cutting areas.

A lovely hill well worth a detour! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1017/comment/6761/
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Picture: Turf cutting from the top.
 
Saving the bog with diesel.
by simon3  4 Jul 2010
The summit area allows you to see the extraordinary mechanised turf cutting to the north.
Incidentally, this summit is easily reached by people heading from Dublin as a quick excursion off the main road. It took us less than two hours. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1017/comment/5915/
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Directions from R400
by melohara  11 Jul 2017
The village of Rhode, Co Offaly, is on the R400, 9 kms from Junction 3 on the M6 Dublin – Galway motorway. Leave Rhode on L1010, signposted Tyrrellspass & Croghan Hilll with Ryan’s Pharmacy on one corner, O’Toole’s public house on the other. After 6kms you reach the hamlet of Croghan, Turn right after the new school onto minor road and before you have travelled another kilometre you will pass Croghan Hill Challenge on the right hand side and reach Croghan Community Centre, the renovated old school which dates from 1930, at N 47470 32865 A. There is plenty of parking at the Community Centre. The area behind the Community Centre has been landscaped and is well fenced but at one corner a wooden frame / stile straddles the fence so it can be easily crossed. From the first field behind the centre a double barbed wire fence can be negotiated with care and a cow path followed all the way towards the grassy summit cairn. Another two strand barbed wire fence can be easily negotiated near the summit. The summit cairn is about 750 metres from the Community Centre and the height gained is about 100m. One can return to the M6 by continuing along the road to the charming village of Tyrrellspass where you emerge on the L1113, opposite Tyrrellspass Castle.
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Picture: Made it!
 
In the Steps of Old Croghan Man
by ladyhawke1003  25 Jul 2017
Croghan Hill is one of the main reasons I came to Ireland. I am researching Old Croghan Man for a book. Even with Mel's precise directions we had a little trouble finding the community centre. It is a white building just past the Croghan Hill Challenge facility (picnic, toilets, etc). The directions up from the back yard were excellent. Thanks Mel! When I saw the summit I didn't think I could make it, but with my daughter's coaching I did! Beautiful views. The sun was shining. It was gorgeous. And I was able to see what Old Croghan Man might have seen on his inauguration as King. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1017/comment/19612/
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Audi-Anne on Croghan Hill, 2008
by Audi-Anne  16 Sep 2008
Croghan Hill is in County Offaly and is climbed by hundreds of people from Rhode and Croghan and the surrounding areas on St. Patrick's Day. It's and old tradition and easy for young and old alike. Furze bushes are burned on the hill as a reminder that St Patrick banished snakes from Ireland. There is also a mass said at St Brigid's Well on one side of the hill at some stage during the day.... I think! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1017/comment/3325/
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