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Achill & Corraun Area   NW: Croaghaun Subarea
Place count in area: 16, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30, CBW 
Highest place:
Croaghaun, 688m
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Croaghaun Mountain Achill Island Island Cruachán A name in Irish (Ir. Cruachán [logainm.ie], 'little stack') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish Islands Lists, X-bedded psammites and schists Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 688m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F55960 06092
Place visited by 323 members. Recently by: SeanPurcell, stuartdonaldson, sliabhdunner, elizauna, eflanaga, Tifred, cfennelly, ryanguinness10, padstowe, nupat, Beti13, eiremountains, Seamy13, a3642278, derekfanning
Island visited by 506 members.
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)   I have visited Achill Island: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -10.196544, Latitude: 53.984094 , Easting: 55960, Northing: 306092 Prominence: 688m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 455941 806104,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghn, 10 char: Croaghaun
Bedrock type: X-bedded psammites and schists, (Croaghaun Formation)

It was the tradition for local children to pick berries on the mountain on the last Sunday of July, known locally as Garlic Sunday (apparently a corruption of 'garland') (MacNeill, 191). Walks: for a cliff-top walk near Achill Head, see Siúlóidí Acla, walk A. Previously Tonacroaghaun in MV.   Croaghaun is the highest mountain in the Achill & Corraun area and the 131st highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun (<i>Cruachán</i>) in area Achill & Corraun, Ireland
 
simon3 on Croaghaun, 2004
by simon3  12 Jan 2004
This synthetic landscape shows the west end of Achill Island from a simulated height of around 3000 m. It's easy to see why people enthuse about walking over Croaghaun/ Tonacroaghaun with a location and vantage point like this. Certainly the vagueness in the amount of re-ascent to Croaghaun makes a dubious case for it being a separate summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/808/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun (<i>Cruachán</i>) in area Achill & Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Croaghaun
david bourke on Croaghaun, 2006
by david bourke  16 Oct 2006
Croaghaun as seen from the sea cliffs Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/2525/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun (<i>Cruachán</i>) in area Achill & Corraun, Ireland
Picture: From Croaghaun to SW top
 
jlk on Croaghaun, 2008
by jlk  4 Apr 2008
A gap in the mist, April 2008 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/3026/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun (<i>Cruachán</i>) in area Achill & Corraun, Ireland
Picture: view of saddle head from just below the summit
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by scannerman  21 Sep 2010
parked the car at lough acorrymore and headed up croaghaun last wednesday with the intention of finding bunnafreva west. The first time i climbed croughaun was back in 97 and i did'nt know then of the loughs existence.

we climbed around the lower north east shoulder of the mountain with the intention of walking up the ridgeline to the summit and having a look at bunnafreva on route but just when we reached the loughs location thick cloud came in and we could'nt see anything. It was a strange feeling standing at the edge of the ridge, all i could see was several rocks for a few feet down and then thick fog, you might never have realised it was over a thousand feet to the atlantic ocean directly below.

i was pretty sure the cloud would lift and after an hour of waiting around, getting soaked in two showers, nearly getting blown back down the hill and half frozen into the bargin, the cloud lifted and we got a fine view of the incredible lough.It seems to hang precariously, being so close to the cliff edge.

we then followed the ridge to the summit in about 45mins, the views down to saddle head are breathtaking and the line from the summit to the ocean half a mile below are something else......its not a mountain for the faint hearted though and extreme care needs to be taken, many parts of the cliff edge are broken and ready to plunge into the abyss!!

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So worthwhile
by sj-byrne  7 Jun 2017
I climbed Croaghaun twice in September 2016, the first time on a showery overcast day when I couldn't see anything from the summit, and the following day which in typical Irish style was a clear, cloudless, warm day. Starting out from Lough Acorrymore the climb is moderately difficult but not overly so, and the views behind to the east as you climb broaden to reveal the whole Island below. The summit arrives quite unexpectedly, and if you're lucky enough to be there on a clear day the view is spectacular. Achill Head to the West, Slievemore to the Northeast and Erris Head to the North. I'm not a fan of heights and the drop to the sea from the cairn did unsettle me, the drop is made all the more impressive by the fact that the sea crashing against the cliffs below is barely audible. The descent is pleasant enough, the sense of having peaked a mountain which has fascinated me since childhood made it all the more enjoyable. All in all it takes about 3.5 hours, and it really is worth it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/19542/
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Picture: Lough Bunafreva West
 
Awe inspiring
by Damian120  1 Jul 2018
We are currently in the throes of a heatwave and Keem Beach itself was simply glorious at 8 am that morning. I was seriously tempted to stay at the beach for a little while longer. However, I followed the route up from Keem Beach that is well documented here on the website.

The temperature remained constant and even at the summit it still felt very warm. The views from the summit are nothing short of stupendous. I think I had the finest view in Ireland that day and sat down and enjoyed the lunch I had brought. I could see Jed Geraghty's charter boat under the cliffs as he was doing the sea cliffs tour. But being so high up it was all but a little speck in the sea. From the summit all the deserted islands appear in one sweeping vista, the Inishkeas to Inishglora. Slievemore Mountain to the right appeared in all its majestic glory. Returning I followed the route along the small stream heading back to Keem Beach and noticed the air temperature was getting hotter and hotter. It hit thirty degrees Celsius, my feet were literally on fire so I sat down beside the steam and took off the boots to let my feet soak in the clear and wonderfully cool spring water. It was the pure perfection. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/19955/
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