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Donegal North Area   E: Fanad Subarea
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 2 
Highest place:
Knockalla, 363m
Maximum height for area: 363 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 328 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 21 members. Recently by: k_der, paddyhillsbagger, Seamus-hills, NICKY, AntrimRambler, IndyMan, jimbloomer, sandman, Aidy, chalky, Fergalh, osullivanm, simon3, David-Guenot, mcrtchly
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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 1344th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Murren Hill (<i>Cnoc na Boirne</i>) in area Donegal North, Ireland
Picture: Murren from the east.
 
Central peak with good views, easy climb after twisting road.
Short Summary created by simon3  27 May 2014
Given transport, Murren can be reached from the nearby carpark beside the telecoms compound at C2153 4236 A, at the end of a winding tarmac single lane road. The summit and trig pillar are a brief, steep climb to the top.
Although only 227m Murren is centrally positioned in north Fanad and so has a good line of sight to much of the surrounding area. It is possible to create various interesting routes around the largish promontories nearby. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1024/comment/5783/
 
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