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Croaghgorm Mountain An Chruach Ghorm A name in Irish
(Ir. An Chruach Ghorm [DUPN], 'the blue stack') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix Bedrock

Height: 674m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G94832 89584
Place visited by 175 members. Recently by: paulbrown, wicklore, abcd, Grumbler, Val Jones, glencree, BogRunner1, eoghancarton, gernee, 40Shades, jamesmforrest, Deyzy, IncaHoots, peter1, padstowe
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Longitude: -8.081078, Latitude: 54.754162 , Easting: 194832, Northing: 389584 Prominence: 541m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 594780 889575,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghgr, 10 char: Croaghgorm
Bedrock type: Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix, (Lough Mourne Formation)

Situated in the townland of Sruell. Marked as Bluestack on 1st series of 6 maps. Locally the range is simply known as na Cruacha or the Crows.   Croaghgorm is the highest mountain in the Bluestack Mountains area and the 154th highest in Ireland. Croaghgorm is the third highest point in county Donegal.

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I have approached Croaghgorm from both E and W as .. by gerrym   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
 
Painful descent via Croachanard Lough .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghgorm in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: On the eastern slopes looking towards Lavagh More in evening light.
 
Demands Repeated Visits To Fully Appreciate And Explore
by Aidy  9 Nov 2016
The first time I climbed Croaghgorm, I did it as part of a long walk along the central spine of the Bluestacks, going over several summits, and I didn't really have the time or energy to explore the huge bulk of this mountain, just making sure I visited the summit before continuing to Lavagh More. At the time, I remember thinking that it deserved a longer visit and more exploration beyond the summit. Since then, three further summits have been added, that would previously have just been considered subsidiaries of Croaghgorm itself. As a result, I have returned twice more to bag those new tops, and also to find the wreckage of the World War II plane that I missed the first time. Its been great to get more familiar with Croaghgorm's fantastic rocky summit area and the various views it offers. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/150/comment/18696/
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JUst an additional photo taken on the NNE slopes .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
 
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