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Donegal NW Area   Fanad Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
An Cnoc Mór 349mAn Mhaoil Mhór (Owey Island) 102mBallystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCnoc Colbha 363mCnoc na Naomh 155.9mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMoyle Hill 148mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mTroscshliabh 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh:   Drumnalifferny Far NE Top 535m
Derryveagh Mountains:   An Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Fada 529mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir thuaidh) 502mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir) 454mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Dubhais 651.5mAn Dubhais (mullach thiar theas) 528mAn Dubhais (mullach thoir theas) 553.9mAn Eachla Bheag 563.9mAn Eachla Bheag (mullach theas) 602.3mAn Eachla Mhór 581.2mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Earagail 751mAn Grogán Mór 457mAn Mhucais 667.1mArd Loch na mBreac Beadaí 472.5mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na bhFaircheach 517mCnoc na bhFaircheach (mullach thoir theas) 470mCnoc na Searrach 495mCnoc Uí Mhaolruanaidh 430mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mMac Uchta 555mMám an Leaca 480mNa Beanna Gorma 578mNa Leargacha 470.6mSagart na Dubhaise 506.4mSaggartnadooish East Top 478.9mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí 596mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí (mullach thoir thuaidh) 585mSliabh Sneachta 678m
Fanad:   Cashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mCnoc na dTeannála 152mDroim an Bhothaigh 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCionn Bheatha 384mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mLeahanmore 442mMaol na nDamh 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

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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 1335th highest place in Ireland.

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Central peak with good views, easy climb after tw .. by group   (Show all for Cnoc na Boirne)
 
Feels Bigger Than It Really Is .. by Aidy   (Show all for Cnoc na Boirne)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Boirne in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Murren Hill (left) Dun More (right)
 
Murren Hill
by Harry Goodman  10 Apr 2010
Starting at C2090042900 B my wife and I followed a stoney track uphill for about 400 metres to meet a tarred minor road at C2070042450 C where we turned left and followed the access road up to the TV Transmitter.This swings in almost a full 360 degree turn between the rocky promontories of Dun Beg and Dun More. Once up at the Transmitter it is a short climb up asteep escarpment to the Trig. Pillar. There is evidence of a high wire mesh surround which would in the past have restricted access to the top but this is no longer in place. Views from the top encompass the whole of NW Donegal from Malin Head in the NE , along the spine of hills on Innishown to the E and the Donegal Highlands to the W. In short this is a little gem of a hill well worth visting if you are in the area. You can be up and down well within an hour and for those minded to do it is even possible to drive right up to the TV Transmitter! The walk could also be more interesting by going "off-piste" and exploring the two rocky promontories of Dun Beg and Dun More and other areas of rocky terrain on the way up. The photograph was taken looking S across Kinny Lough to Murren Hill on left and the rocky crag of Dun More to the right. The access road up to the transmitter runs from right to left around the right side of Dun More and then around the back of Murren Hill to near the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1024/comment/4111/
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In this view of Ballymastocker Bay, Murren Hill i .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Cnoc na Boirne)
 
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Murren.....a little gem. .. by jsramsey1491   (Show all for Cnoc na Boirne)
 
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