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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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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: dregish, eejaymm, eamonoc, Fergalh, Vils, 40Shades, chalky, Aidy, Peter Walker, AntrimRambler, 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 1365th highest place in Ireland. Croaghan Hill is the second most southerly summit in the Donegal East area.

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A short walk to an ancient site .. by group   (Show all for Croaghan Hill (Cruachán))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghan Hill (<i>Cruachán</i>) in area Donegal East, Ireland
 
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by dino  11 Oct 2021
Having spent my Sunday off completing household chores I had a need to get out in the fresh air and Croaghan fitted the bill perfectly. It's a decent walk, less than an hour and close to home. I have been up hear a few times before and I knew it was a while since my last visit but was surprised to see it was almost 9 years ago!

I used the same route as many others but this hill may soon need a different approach as the first hedge has only one crossing point now (be careful of the barbed wire!) and if the farmer fixes the gap then it's pretty impassable.

At the third fence the downhill side of the next fence you follow along has become really overgrown with brambles and gorse. I decided to go along the uphill side which was a mistake. Stick with the downhill side as it soon clears after approx 20m. This is definitely not passable in shorts and I'd highly recommend heavier trousers if possible. My light leggings didn't really do the job today!

The trigpoint has a flag pole attached since my last visit but no flag today. Seems like a lot of effort to go to for very little reward as I doubt the flag would be visible from the valley below.

Today the views were fantastic. I could see Knockavoe where I was last week, a cracker sunset over the Bluestacks and a great view of Mongorry with Beltany Tops in between.

Leaving the summit along a surprisingly well defined path there appears to be a path heading to the left of the forestry plantation but I didn't have time to explore where it went. This might provide an alternative if the fence mentioned earlier gets closed off.

Full report and photos on my blog: https://idlecyclist.wordpress.com/2021/10/10/hike-croaghan-hill-and-fearns-hill/
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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))
 
A Quick Fix .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghan Hill (Cruachán))
 
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