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Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd: The tower cairn can be spotted just about on the summit

Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd: Spectacular narrow ridge to cross

Trum y Ddysgl: The view from the east

Circuit of Dirkbeg Lough - easier ascent

Trum y Ddysgl: Short trek to summit

Mynydd Drws-y-coed: The view from Y Garn

Mynydd Drws-y-coed: Short spectacular scramble

Y Garn: From here the sweep of the ridge is in front of you to the west.

Y Garn: Steep ascent out of valley

Mynydd Mawr: Long trek to summit

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Donegal East Area   S: Castlefinn Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 12, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Culliagh SE Top, 369m
Maximum height for area: 369 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 241 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 18 members. Recently by: dregish, eejaymm, eamonoc, Fergalh, Vils, 40Shades, chalky, Aidy, Peter Walker, AntrimRambler, dino, Garmin, sandman, mark-rdc, cerosti
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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 1367th highest place in Ireland. Croaghan Hill is the second most southerly summit in the Donegal East area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1028/
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A short walk to an ancient site .. by group   (Show all for Croaghan Hill (Cruachán))
 
Is it to the left or to the right ? Choose carefu .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Croaghan Hill (Cruachán))
 
The Tallest Mountain in The World! .. by dino   (Show all for Croaghan Hill (Cruachán))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghan Hill (<i>Cruachán</i>) in area Donegal East, Ireland
Picture: Torn Donegal Flag, half devoured by the wind, with the Bluestack Mountains on the horizon
 
A Quick Fix
by Aidy  22 Nov 2013
Events conspired to keep me out of the hills for almost a month, and I had only a brief window today, so decided to try for a couple of short walks; Croaghan Hill, and Owenreagh Hill in Tyrone. It was a beautiful, bright, frosty morning when I turned the car off the N15 onto the Haw Road to access Croaghan. The road soon turned into a rough lane and I parked where another lane branched off to the right, allowing parking without blocking the way. I proceeded on foot straight along the lane until it turned to the left, where I climbed a rusty gate, and crossed two fields and barbed wire fences on the way to the summit. At the top of the second field I stayed left (West) of the forested area and entered a whin covered final section. There was a vague path alongside a fence which got me through the whins, although not without a few "jags". The summit with trig pillar was to the left of this path and meant another fence crossing.

The views from the top are great for such a small hill which only took about 20 minutes to ascend. The Bluestacks and the Sperrins could be seen and there were expansive views over Strabane and East Donegal. Highly recommended if you are short on time and need a fix. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1028/comment/15260/
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