Croaghaun 688m mountain, Achill/Corraun Achill Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Croaghaun Mountain Achill Island Island Cruachán A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruachán [logainm.ie], 'little stack') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish Islands Lists, X-bedded psammites and schists Bedrock

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Height: 688m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F55961 06091
Place visited by 256 members. Recently by: LordKelvin88, jamesmforrest, Juanita, tsheehy, hak493r, chrismcc, CaptainVertigo, Ulsterpooka, mountainmike, thomas_g, murphysw, ckilm, FrankMc1964, pearnett, simon3
Island visited by 398 members.
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Longitude: -10.196559, Latitude: 53.984075 , Easting: 55961, Northing: 306091 Prominence: 688m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 455940 806102,   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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Picture: Sea Cliffs from Coastguard Hut on Moyteoge Head
 
djouce on Croaghaun, 2007
by djouce  13 Aug 2007
Attempted Croaghaun from Keem Bay - Moyteoge Head and sea cliffs. V boggy traverse from sea cliffs to by lakes to v. steep slopes of Croghaun. Took about 90 mins with viewing breaks to reach this point. Made it up slope to western summit (664) but, heeding other contributors warnings, turned back due to v. poor visibility and strong winds Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/2795/
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Picture: Bergheil!
denise-vosges on Croaghaun, 2007
by denise-vosges  28 Aug 2007
I climbed Mount Brandon in June on the occasion of my first visit to Ireland. On my second visit I did some walks on Achill and climbed Croaghaun with my boyfriend Paul. We were lucky enough to have a spell of fine weather after several weeks of rain, so we had fabulous views of the rugged coastline and the nearby islands. I am used to walking in the Vosges and also in the Alps, so I was surprised at the lack of waymarked paths in the West of Ireland, which makes the summits quite challenging despite their lower altitude and adds to the sense of adventure. I have already completed 1.1% of the Irish 500m summits, so only 98.9% to go! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/2807/
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iscla on Croaghaun, 2004
by iscla  12 Nov 2004
Start at Keem Bay car park. There is a slightly worn path up to the cliffs. From there follow the cliffs north to Achill head . Retrace your path and cross a slight bog to Croaghaun. Weather changes very rapidly here. Be careful if you follow the north slope of Croaghaun (and Tonacroaghaun).--Picture shows mama baba and child on the western cliffs just south of Achill head Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/1318/
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skyehigh on Croaghaun, 2005
by skyehigh  21 Mar 2005
A view of the coastline, taking just north of the summit, looking north to Saddle Head. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/1565/
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skyehigh on Croaghaun, 2005
by skyehigh  6 Apr 2005
On a perfect day in July 2004, I lazily parked at the reservoir and made a beeline for Lough Bunnafreva West. Not a classic walking route, but the views gave more than ample reward. The precarious situation of this little lough almost defies belief. (Take great care if approaching from the summit of Tonacroaghaun in poor visibility - the ground gives way suddenly.) Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/1564/
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milo on Croaghaun, 2002
by milo  24 Aug 2002
Unaware this was a separate entity. To me it is all part of a great sea-cliff walk,of which Achill head is the climax, though much lower than the tops Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/77/
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