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East Donegal Area
Place count in area: 7, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Mongorry Hill, 284m
Maximum height for area: 284 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 179 metres,

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Croaghan Hill Hill Cruachán A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. An Cruachán [PDT], 'little stack') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Marble, quartzite, psammite; graphitic Bedrock

Height: 217m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6,12 Grid Reference: H29941 97471
Place visited by 17 members. Recently by: eejaymm, eamonoc, Fergalh, Vils, 40Shades, chalky, Aidy, Peter Walker, AntrimRambler, dino, Garmin, sandman, mark-rdc, cerosti, NICKY
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Longitude: -7.534967, Latitude: 54.824146 , Easting: 229941, Northing: 397471 Prominence: 173m,  Isolation: 7.4km
ITM: 629883 897460,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg217, 10 char: CrghnHi217
Bedrock type: Marble, quartzite, psammite; graphitic, (Aghyaran & Killygordon Limestone Formation)

Croaghan Hill is the 1359th highest place in Ireland. Croaghan Hill is the second most southerly summit in the East Donegal area.

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A short walk to an ancient site .. by group   (Show all for Croaghan Hill)
 
Is it to the left or to the right ? Choose carefu .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Croaghan Hill)
 
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The Tallest Mountain in The World!
by dino  24 Nov 2012
Croaghan Hill for all its size is clearly visible for the whole of the Finn Valley and while it could never be accused of dominating the skyline it is never far away. I'm from Castlefinn originally and Croaghan was clearly visible from our back window. As a child I was firmly of the opinion that it was the tallest mountain in the world!

I'm pretty sure I climbed up here when I was about 15/16 but I can't remember that visit and I have a feeling I was beaten by the terrain on the SW of the hill as that would have been the approach by foot from home. Today I came using the excellent waypoints provided by Harry Goodman and had no difficulties.

The climb up is pretty steady the whole way and involves crossing a number of fences but should be easy for most seasoned walkers. The fields are extensively grazed by sheep so if you have a dog make sure you have a lead or it knows how to behave around livestock.

The top of the hill is an ancient hillfort and the unmapped trigpoint is built slap on top of what is believed to be a burial tomb. It's believed to be the tomb of no lesser being than Ithe who was the uncle of Milesius, the first of the country's legendary invaders. He was killed in the Battle if Mag Itha (Finn Valley), the first recorded battle in Ireland, against the Tuatha De Danaan and buried inside the Bronze age hill fort on top of Croaghan Hill. He was buried in the highest point in this area so that even in death people would still have to raise their heads to look at him. His tomb is known as the Foyde.

It's also believed that one of the stones of nearby Beltany Stone Circle was sourced from Croaghan Hill and transported the 5km to Beltany.

The fantastic 360 views from this smallish hill are amazing and it's easy to see why this site was chosen as a location for a hill fort. Today I had clear views to the Bluestacks, Errigal and Muckish as well as nearby Bessy Bell and further on to the snow dusted Sperrins. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1028/comment/14887/
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A Quick Fix .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghan Hill)
 
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