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Glascarns Hill Mountain Croaghbane North Top A name in English Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin Beg List, main granite (adamellite) Bedrock

Height: 578m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G97914 91930
Place visited by 45 members. Recently by: AlanReid, annem, Colin Murphy, Seamy13, Haulie, madfrankie, DSutherland, noucamp, ilenia, david bourke, wicklore, IncaHoots, chalky, peter1, dr_banuska
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Longitude: -8.033197, Latitude: 54.775258 , Easting: 197914, Northing: 391930 Prominence: 20m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 597864 891920,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GlscHl, 10 char: GlscrnsHil
Bedrock type: main granite (adamellite), (Barnesmore Granite, G2 variety)

Glascarns Hill is the 339th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Glascarns Hill (Croaghbane North Top) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from the north
 
Fine summit on larger route
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  7 Apr 2022
Turn south off the Ballybofey / Glenties road and enter the Reelan River Valley, where you will see a sign for Slí na Finne. Room for 6-8 cars at the Old School G95935 94116 starA. From there walk east a few metres and turn south descending towards the Reelan River along Sli na Finne. Cross the bridge and almost straight away turn east and follow the boggy wet track up to the ruined cottage, where you turn south. Once a fence is crossed after the ruined cottage, the conditions underfoot improve and the main theme is rock - slabs and boulders. The incline is not particularly challenging. Glascarns Hill is a distinct rocky top just a couple of metres short of qualifying as an Arderin. It is also often the first stop en route to multiple other mountains. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1413/comment/18041/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Glascarns Hill (Croaghbane North Top) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View over Cronloughan to Cronamuck and Altnapaste
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by Aidy  16 Jun 2015
I climbed Glascarns Hill over a year ago, not knowing at the time that it would make it on to MV, and I was just using it as a stepping stone on to Croaghbane. Even then however, I was glad I went to the summit, which was a magnificent rocky top, with great views over Cronloughan lough, the Owendoo and Owengarve River valleys, and to all the surrounding mountains. I started at the old schoolhouse in the Reelan Valley, and headed south-southeast directly up the hill, keeping the Effernagh River on my right hand side as I ascended. Initially boggy ground and tussocky grass and heather, but fantastic rocky terrain nearer the top. Glad to see it on here. I continued on to Croaghbane before being driven back down by possibly the strongest winds i've yet experienced on a mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1413/comment/18130/
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