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Lavagh More Mountain An Leamhaigh Mhór A name in Irish Ir. An Leamhaigh Mhór [logainm.ie], poss. 'the big place of elms’ Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Feldspathic psammite; quartzite, marble Bedrock

Height: 671m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G93535 91010
Place visited by 166 members. Recently by: Pear, BleckCra, Djouce, Seamy13, derekfanning, AlanReid, walkingireland, Ianhhill, nolo, wintersmick, wicklore, annem, tseepra, No1Grumbler, sofearghail
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Longitude: -8.101005, Latitude: 54.766975 , Easting: 193535, Northing: 391010 Prominence: 193m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 593500 891003,   GPS IDs, 6 char: LvghMr, 10 char: LvghMore
Bedrock type: Feldspathic psammite; quartzite, marble, (Lough Eske Psammite Formation)

It might seem surprising that two major peaks get their name from trees normally found at valley level. However, the tree in question may well be the wych elm, which is the only native Irish elm. It tolerates quite rocky soil and grows in upland areas, particularly in the NW. Even so, the name probably referred to a place on the lower slopes of the range.   An Leamhaigh Mhór is the second highest mountain in the Bluestack Mountains area and the 158th highest in Ireland.

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Fine summit in the heart of the wilds .. by group   (Show all for Lavagh More (An Leamhaigh Mhór))
 
A Knee Killer After A Long Walk .. by Aidy   (Show all for Lavagh More (An Leamhaigh Mhór))
 
Climbed June 7th – Having dropped down from the s .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Lavagh More (An Leamhaigh Mhór))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lavagh More (<i>An Leamhaigh Mhór</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lavagh More with the Struell Gap to the L and Lavagh Beg to the R
 
gerrym on Lavagh More
by gerrym  9 May 2021
Lavagh More has a very large presence in the Reelin river valley, from where i have climbed it on several occasions. This is due to its separation from the long central ridge by the deep Struell Gap. I have tended to reach it as part of a route starting at Glascarns Hill and following the high ridge to the summit of Croaghgorm, before dropping down into the high Struell Gap (939904 starF). A succession of walking posts head through the gap on their way steeply downward, whereas the summit area of Lavagh More is a steep ascent of 15 minutes over good ground. There are a few rocky areas with small scree beneath but generally the slopes are of grass. When leveller ground is reached one can take time to look back and appreciate the views to Croaghgorm and the length of the Bluestack ridge which have just been walked. A short walk brings the first of two summit cairns, the top being blessed with a number of small pools of water in between.
The views are far-reaching - to little sister of Lavagh Beg and past Silver Hill and Carnaween to the end of the range, up to the Derryveagh mtns and out to sea past Maghera, Slieve League to Donegal Bay and the hills of Sligo. To finish the circuit of the high Bluestacks it is a short drop down to the col and an equally short climb to the summit of Lavagh Beg. I have also climbed up from Croaghanard Lough, along the NE spur, but this was on a day of mist and drizzle and midges so it did not endear itself to me - though the weather did clear on the summit and offered the views already described and provided an excellent camping spot.
Lavagh More is a hill different in character to the preceding rockier ground but it has a presence of its own and views to match. As it is part of perhaps one of the greatest circuits in the country could you ask for any more? Few if any other walkers are to be found on this or any of the surrounding hills, despite all their attractions. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/154/comment/2255/
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