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Donegal Central Area   NE: Loughsalt Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Moylenanav, 539m
Maximum height for area: 539 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 364 metres,

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Croaghmore Hill Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 278m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C14300 31500
Place visited by 11 members. Recently by: eamonoc, jackill, Fergalh, NICKY, Peter Walker, AntrimRambler, Garmin, chalky, David-Guenot, Harry Goodman, Terry-Parker
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Longitude: -7.776613, Latitude: 55.130496 , Easting: 214300, Northing: 431500 Prominence: 119m,  Isolation: 5.1km
ITM: 614246 931482,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg278, 10 char: Croaghm278
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

Croaghmore is the 1213th highest place in Ireland. Croaghmore is the most northerly summit and also the second most easterly in the Donegal Central area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Croaghmore  in area Donegal Central, Ireland
Picture: Approaching Croaghmore along the access track.
Pleasant stroll to a fine view point.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  30 May 2014
Perhaps the shortest and most direct approach is from the road going E out of Glenn village near Carrigart. Park off this road at a minor road on the right C1398630677 starA. Continue E along the main road for a further 300 metres to a good stone track on the left C1431330592 starB. Follow it directly towards the hill ignoring any branches off on either side. Where it ends C1433131242 starC continue up more steeply over good peaty ground, with the grip eased in places by a scattering of rough stones, to gain the high point C1436731548 starD. Return by way of ascent, a round trip of 2.5km. In addition to the route described an examination of OSi Sheet 2 will show that this hill is in fact crossed by numerous tracks giving the walker various options for an approach. Views from the top are extensive. NW are the sand dunes around Downings backed by Melmore Head, while to the W are the high tops of the Derryveagh range. To the NE over Mulroy Bay are Dunaff Head , Raghtin More and the Urris Hills among others. Linkback: Picture about mountain Croaghmore  in area Donegal Central, Ireland
Picture: A minor summit to the NE (267m), with the Knockalla ridge and the Inishowen hills in the background,
Save it for a sunny day to enjoy the views !!
by David-Guenot  27 Nov 2014
Climbed this hill on a late afternoon in July 2014, on my way back from Moylenanav and Crockastroller. Parked at C152306 starE and headed on up for Bingrania (pt. 246m). The track crosses some peat fields and peters out as the ground rises. I made my way straight up through high fern, before the ground steepened and became grassy, forming like a giant staircase !! The last part of the ascent was quite gentle and the descent to the col with Croaghmore was very quick. There is a pond at the col, with a few small stumps peering here and there above the water, which look a bit like standing stones, which gave me the impression of discovering a sacred place or something !! From there, it is a short ascent to the top. As Harry Goodman said, the views are extensive from all sides. Only to the S is the horizon barred by Loughsalt Mountain -the view is really nice, though. Really worth the (easy) ascent, especially if you use the track described by Harry Goodman. I came down this way to the main road, which I then had to follow for about 15 minutes to get back to the car. As I said in a comment I posted a few months ago on the General Forum, I was a bit disappointed that nature was a bit spoiled with litter here and there on the way (including broken glass), still the views from the top are really beautiful. Do not miss it if in the area !! Linkback:
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