Croaghaun 688m mountain, Achill/Corraun Achill Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Achill/Corraun Area   Achill Subarea
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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

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 688m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F55960 06092
Place visited by 271 members. Recently by: justynagru, paulbrown, ilenia, John.geary, Grumbler, GSheehy, Richtea, Mike-Mor, rollingwave, Roswayman, finkey86, gernee, Pinger, grizzly, JeanM
Island visited by 424 members.
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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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Croaghaun as seen from the sea cliffs .. by david bourke   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
A gap in the mist, April 2008 .. by jlk   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
extreme achill .. by scannerman   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
Cloudy... but don't let that put you off! .. by Derry_Danderer   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Earlier in the day from Slievemore in passing rain
 
Breathtaking Views
by Aidy  3 Aug 2015
Approached from Croaghaun SW Top having come up from Keem Beach. Despite good views on the way up, thick cloud had rolled in from the north and the short walk over from the SW Top was done in almost zero visibility and high winds. I was still well aware of the steep drops into grey nothingness below on the northern side so stayed back from the edge. As I got to the top I tried, only half successfully, to console myself that it isn't all about views, and its great just to be out on the mountains anyway. At that point, incredibly and almost instantaneously, the sea to the north snapped into view and the clouds passed. For the first time I got the full impact of amazing views over Saddle Head to the North East, and to Croaghaun SW Top's pointed summit and Achill Head to the West. Astonishing views. The cloud closed in again only 15 or 20 minutes later, and I contentedly made may way down again. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/18222/
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Awe inspiring .. by Damian120   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
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