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Donegal North Area   Cen: Rosguill 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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Ganiamore Hill Gáinne Mór A name in Irish (Ir. Gáinne Mór [An tOrdú Logainmneacha (Ceantair Ghaeltachta) 2008],
'great arrow/dart')
Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Grey carbonaceous pelitic schist Bedrock

Height: 207m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C11272 40027
Place visited by 29 members. Recently by: dregishjake, dregish, glencree, finkey86, trostanite, Fergalh, strangeweaver, kenmoore, Aidy, sandman, RyanLavery, chalky, David-Guenot, Lucky1, cerosti
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Longitude: -7.823745, Latitude: 55.207165 , Easting: 211272, Northing: 440027 Prominence: 199m,  Isolation: 3.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 611219 940007,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Gnmr, 10 char: Ganiamore
Bedrock type: Grey carbonaceous pelitic schist, (Lower Falcarragh Pelite Formation)

The highest hill on Rosguill. The Metrical Dindsenchas contains a reference to Sliab Guill, which the editor Edward Gwynn identifies with Rosguill, so it may be an old name for Ganiamore or may have referred to all the upland/rough pasture on Rosguill. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 142-43) for details of the festive assembly on Ganiamore.   Gáinne Mór is the 1385th highest place in Ireland. Gáinne Mór is the second most westerly summit in the Donegal North area.

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Ganiamore is the highest point on the fabulous Ro .. by slemish   (Show all for Ganiamore (Gáinne Mór))
Ganiamore .. by three5four0   (Show all for Ganiamore (Gáinne Mór))
Up in the Downings! .. by gerrym   (Show all for Ganiamore (Gáinne Mór)) Picture about mountain Ganiamore (<i>Gáinne Mór</i>) in area Donegal North, Ireland
Picture: Views over Mulroy Bay to the Fanad Peninsula
Tourist route
by glencree  7 Aug 2023
There are harder routes up the modest peak of Ganiamore but the tourist route starts at the Stella Maris Church in Meevagh at C11001 39674 starC which is well signposted from either side of the Atlantic Drive. Other than at 10am on Sundays, this has ample parking. From the church car park, follow the road for a short distance and take the left fork at the T junction, then veer right at the Y junction at C10831 39777 starD. A short time later you will meet a quarry and just after this at C10749 39900 starE there is a gate marked "Authorised persons only". Despite the forbidding stricture, an entrance to the right of the gatepost gives admittance to a track that wends its way to the top of Ganiamore - taking in some industrial architecture for phone masts and sundry sheds. The vegetation is initially dominated by invasive species like cotoneaster, which has out-competed the native varieties but higher up there is a good selection, including scrub willow, Erica cinerea, asphodel and tormentil. Keeping your eye on the horizon as you ascend will reveal excellent views of Horn Head, Tory Island and Cnoc Fola and once the summit is attained, there is a wonderful panorama with 360 degree views of the north Donegal peninsulas and mountains. Return by the same route. Linkback:
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Ganiamore .. by colmtoland   (Show all for Ganiamore (Gáinne Mór))
Another Donegal Gem .. by Aidy   (Show all for Ganiamore (Gáinne Mór))
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