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 254 members. Recently by: Juanita, tsheehy, hak493r, chrismcc, CaptainVertigo, Ulsterpooka, mountainmike, thomas_g, murphysw, ckilm, FrankMc1964, pearnett, simon3, PaulaMc, Wildcat
Island visited by 395 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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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)
 
Breathtaking Views .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghaun)
 
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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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/127/comment/19955/
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