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Achill & Corraun Area   NW: Croaghaun Subarea
Place count in area: 16, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-ACC 
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 [], '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 363 members. Recently by: keith.dillon, benjimann9, Padraigin, AntrimRambler, rhw, taramatthews, Magic, Carolineswalsh, knightsonhikes, ConMack23, ToughSoles, Timmy.Mullen, Krzysztof_K, Kaszmirek78, Mario77
Island visited by 558 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 132nd highest in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Croaghaun (<i>Cruachán</i>) in area Achill & Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Croaghaun from Achill Head
An awe-inspiring coastal peak presiding over rugged sea cliffs.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, scapania  14 Mar 2021
Croaghaun is the distinctive high point on a rugged, steep-sided coastal ridge which can be followed to sea level at Achill Head. Massive cliffs abound in this area and there is plenty of varied terrain to make for a most interesting massif. but utmost care needs to be taken in wind or mist. Views are incredible including the local cliffs, cols and loughs as well as Slievemore, Belmullet and the Nephins.

S. Park at beautiful Keem strand F56122 04379 starA and head W to pick up the ridge which can be followed to Benmore, walking above fine sea cliffs as you go. If not taking the detour to Achill Head, drop down to F54624 05171 starB from where a minor track will take you steeply up through the heather and grass slopes of the SW top. From here it's an easy walk to Croaghaun with terrific views opening up to the NW. 2.5hrs+ A possible return is to follow the SE ridge to SH 474 and steeply S from here to Keem.

E. Park at F57870 05759 starC and head clockwise around the lake briefly, breaking off before the first corry to ascend due W on good ground to spot height 474, From here head steeply NW to gain the summit. 1.5hrs

E. Get to the saddle on the W of Cornaclea F59544 07259 starD either by walking from Dooagh or from the Deserted Village. From here follow the obvious ridge up to F57505 07445 starE from where the awesome Lough Bunnafreva comes into view. Veer S from here and snake your way to the summit revelling in the stupendous views as you go.

Noteable tracks include track/3820 and track/1774 Linkback:
Croaghaun from Keem Strand via Benmore Cliffs .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Croaghaun (Cruachán))
We climbed Croaghaun from Dooagh taking the road .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Croaghaun (Cruachán))
Took the advice of pdtempan and decided to take o .. by darrenf   (Show all for Croaghaun (Cruachán))
I reached the summit from the beautiful carpark a .. by gerrym   (Show all for Croaghaun (Cruachán))
On Friday Jan 2nd a group of us went to Croaghan .. by cathalferris   (Show all for Croaghaun (Cruachán))
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