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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 24 members. Recently by: wintersmick, ronanmckee, conormcbandon, trostanite, eflanaga, dino, Claybird007, dregish, eejaymm, eamonoc, Fergalh, Vils, 40Shades, chalky, Aidy
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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 1369th highest place in Ireland. Croaghan Hill is the second most southerly summit in the Donegal East area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Croaghan Hill (<i>Cruachán</i>) in area Donegal East, Ireland
Picture: Excavations or vandalisim on the ancient summit cairn of Croaghan Hill
A short walk to an ancient site
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  10 Jul 2010
This hill can be approached from the N15 by turning right at H315967 starA on to a minor road which is very narrow, at times hedge lined and is used as access to the fields by various farm machinery so care is needed. It soon deteriorates to a poor but passable surface on the way up to H3053897694 starB where there is just enough room for one car to park off road. Once over the farm gate go SW down the field to H3025697407 starC, cross the fence and go up to H3009097440 starD and another fence. Cross over and follow up, keeping a fence to the left side, to H3002997554 starE. Cross yet another fence and walk out SW across the heather for approximately 100 metres to the trig pillar set atop a small grass and heather covered mound at H2993897466 starF, shown on the OS map as an ancient Hill Fort and Cairn. Part of the mound has been dug out either as part of an exploratory excavation or by vandalisim. There are excellent views SE across Strabane to Bessy Bell and the Sperrins and to the N and W the hills of South Donegal. Return by way of ascent, A walk of some 2km and approximately 60 metres of climb. Linkback:
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