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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 60 members. Recently by: ciaranr, TommyMc, Dbosonnet, ladyhawke1003, DeltaP, TommyV, markwallace, EdAl, Glanman2, Garmin, conormcbandon, k_mcdermott, jlk, dmcdevitt, eannanilamhna
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Longitude: -7.278457, Latitude: 53.346313 , Easting: 248105, Northing: 233113 Prominence: 159m,  Isolation: 25.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 648044 733141,   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 1317th highest place in Ireland.

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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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Picture: Bord na Mona bog as far as the eye can see
A pleasant treat.
by TommyV  31 Oct 2018
Parking at N48848 32864 A I was not sure of what way to tackle this hill, I was walking around the south side of the hill when I came upon the land owners and asked if I could head up the hill to take a few snaps. They had no problems with this and told me to head in at the gate at N48381 33376 B. I went as direct as possible to the top from the gate. Comfortable now with the land owners permission, I went a more direct route back to my car past an old graveyard at N48340 33086 C. A little bit of fence hopping and ducking to go back this direct route. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1017/comment/20130/
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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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Picture: View over Graveyard on Croghan
 
Isolated Gem
by eamonoc  9 Jul 2013
Climbed Croghan Hill today in beatiful weather, once again thanks to Mountainviews and previous posters for the info on this Gem of a hill, had no difficulty finding the hill or the route up. Despite its modest height the views from the top were outstanding in all directions. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1017/comment/15034/
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location assistance
by ladyhawke1003  2 Jul 2017
Hello. I am coming from Canada to climb this hill, July 2017. Not sure if I will have GPS coordinates in the rental. Can somehow give specific directions from R400 (drive & walk)? Should I go to village first? Please help. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1017/comment/19580/
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