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Donegal NW Area   W: Arranmore Subarea
Place count in area: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11 
Highest place:
Tievealehid, 429m
Maximum height for area: 429 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 304 metres,

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Cluidaniller West Top Hill Aranmore Island Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar) A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc an Iolair [An tOrdú Logainmneacha (Ceantair Ghaeltachta)
2008], 'hill of the eagle')
Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion, Irish Islands Lists, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Landing grid ref.: B68500 15600
Reachable "On Foot " Y

Height: 227m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B65427 15780
Place visited by 29 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, Wes, Geo, eejaymm, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, Fergalh, jlk, eflanaga, gerrym, simoburn, Aongus, jackill, JoHeaney, madfrankie
Island visited by 55 members.
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)   I have visited Aranmore: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.540862, Latitude: 54.988296 , Easting: 165427, Northing: 415780 Prominence: 227m,  Isolation: 9.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 565384 915765,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CldnWs, 10 char: CldnlrWstT
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

The highest peak on the island of Aranmore. The anglicised form suggests an alternative name, Clúid an Iolair, 'the eagle's nook'.   Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar) is the 1346th highest place in Ireland. Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar) is the most westerly summit in the Donegal NW area.

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Simple ascent, mostly on roads. .. by group   (Show all for Cluidaniller West Top (Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar)))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cluidaniller West Top (<i>Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar)</i>) in area Donegal NW, Ireland
 
Irish Island Hills, Radio Hams and Callsign Controversy!
by eejaymm  3 Jul 2023
As many before we travelled over to the Island from Burtonport via the Blue Ferry. When we arrived at the port after a very pleasant run from Dungiven, there was a short wait which we used to walk the dogs then the team "packed" all the vehicles themselves so that every inch of space is used. There is a very narrow channel between smaller islands just off Burtenport that the ferry just fits through. Indeed, the company's new ferry is being specially built in Scotland as many other ferries are too wide. The clear blue skies made for amazing colours on the sea as we travelled over. One of the ferrymen kindly pointed out various landmarks on the wee islands and gave us some very unexpected information – all the major roads on the island had just been tarmaced – so all the potholed roads we had expected were not to be!
After following his instructions and getting through some very narrow junctions with the campervan we arrived at the start of the walk up to Cluidaniller West Top (Cnoc an Iolair mullach thiar). Our purpose for climbing Cluidaniller isn’t just to bag the summit but to set up a portable radio station at the summit. We are part of a program called Summits on the Air. Every Marilyn around the world can be climbed for points (10 for the highest, 1 for Arranmore) to be gained by the activators and chasers both. I am sure many of you have seen us on the hills huddled over our radio sets (recurrent theme from hillbaggers is “You won’t catch many fish up here” when they see the roach poles we use to hold the antennas up with.) A few find it interesting enough to question us closely on what we are doing and end up doing the Radio Amateur exams themselves so that they can take part.
We set off in beautiful sunshine but with a strong cool breeze. The main track goes to the East top trig, but the west top is the true summit. (Also for radio hams a dip of more than 25m makes the trig ineligible for SOTA). For half a mile there is a cart track, then head for the summit cairn over patchy heather and rocks. We set up the radio gear for HF (worldwide) and VHF (local) as we had arranged a sked with Minaun Hill on Achill on 2m (nearly 100miles). After a summit to summit with a Welch station on HF we had a chat with Phil on Achill on both VHF and UHF so success! When I finished I had made a total of 30 contacts by voice modes and morse code. We then took time for a snack and photos before heading off the hill.
A small hill with amazing views out over the Atlantic and fantastic take off for radio. 1.6k return with only 36m height to climb (20mins ascent with all our radio gear and my dodgy knees!). That evening as we sat at the monument in Lough Shore drinking a glass of wine watching the sunset there was a very interesting discussion on the SOTA reflectior about the use of EJ prefix for Irish Amateurs on Irish Islands which got very heated- suffice as to say I was just glad we chose the correct option! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1023/comment/24002/
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We took the ferry from Burtonport across to Arran .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Cluidaniller West Top (Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar)))
 
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