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Donegal NW Area   Fanad Subarea
Place count in area: 66, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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Murren Hill Hill Cnoc na Boirne A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na Boirne [OSI], 'hill of the rocky district' or 'hill of
An Mhoirinn')
Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 227m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C21485 42402
Place visited by 20 members. Recently by: paddyhillsbagger, Seamus-hills, NICKY, AntrimRambler, IndyMan, jimbloomer, sandman, Aidy, chalky, Fergalh, osullivanm, simon3, David-Guenot, mcrtchly, kernowclimber
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Longitude: -7.663153, Latitude: 55.22816 , Easting: 221485, Northing: 442402 Prominence: 192m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 621429 942381,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MrnHl, 10 char: Muren Hil
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

The highest hill on Fanad N of Knockalla. The name of the hill appears to be connected with the townland of An Mhoirinn/Murren in Clondavaddog parish. The initial B- of the genitive may seem anomolous, given that the nominative has M-, but these are the forms which have been collected locally. OWEN: You know that old limekiln beyond Con Connie Tim's pub, the place we call the Murren? – do you know why it's called the Murren? (MANUS does not answer.) I've only just discovered. It's a corruption of Saint Muranus. It seems Saint Muranus had a monastery somewhere about there at the beginning of the seventh century. And over the years the name became shortened to the Murren. Very unattractive name, isn't it? I think we should go back to the original – Saint Muranus. What do you think? The original's Saint Muranus. Don't you think we should go back to that? (No response. OWEN begins writing the name into the Name-Book.) (Brian Friel, Translations, Faber & Faber, 1981)   Cnoc na Boirne is the 1340th highest place in Ireland.

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Murren.....a little gem.
by jsramsey1491  20 Oct 2018
Last Thursday, 18/10/2018, a few friends and I did a recce on Murren Hill and the surrounding area. We have over the past twenty years or so covered most of the county but this was the first time we have done anything in the north Fanad peninsula other that the Knockalla Ridge. I can honestly say that I and my friends were astonished with the panoramic views we were presented to us on the top of Murren. We started the walk from the car park close to the top of Murren and after climbing the 70 odd feet to the top of the hill we headed south to Dargan and then, following the high ground continued west, then north west and finally north east until we intercepted the service road to the masts on the top of Murren, a little over nine kilometers in all. In my opinion the views afforded to us on this walk are a match for anything that Donegal can offer. It may not have the altitude of walks in the Derryveagh or the Blue Stacks but it is elsewhere but , my goodness, it is a real little gem of a walk. I would thoroughly recommend it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1024/comment/20087/
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