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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Muckish Mountain An Mhucais A name in Irish
(Ir. An Mhucais [DUPN], 'the pig back/ridge') Donegal County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 667.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C00448 28709
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Longitude: -7.993765, Latitude: 55.105634 , Easting: 200448, Northing: 428709 Prominence: 523.08m,  Isolation: 3.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 600397 928691,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mcksh, 10 char: Muckish
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

So named from a fancied resemblance according to Joyce. The mountain does indeed have the shape of a pig's back, with a curve before a steep downward drop on the S side. A quarry on the N side of the mountain was used to extract high-grade quartz sand for optical glass.   Muckish is the third highest mountain in the Donegal NW area and the 164th highest in Ireland.

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skyehigh on Muckish, 2005
by skyehigh  6 Apr 2005
On a fine day on Muckish you can make out all the summits on the Glover Highlander walk. Expand picture for better definition: Mackoght shows as a grey smudge in front of Errigal, while the trio of Aghlas is easily recognisable. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/1603/
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Picture: Lenticular clouds over Muckish
A UFO?
by mcrtchly  9 Oct 2013
We spotted this unusual lenticular cloud formation over Muckish whilst descending from the Aghlas. On this day we had very high winds and the fast stream of very moist air was being forced over the top of Muckish to form standing waves on the leeward side. As the air rises over the crest of a standing wave the water vapour condenses to form the cloud. As the air descends on the other side of the wave the water evaporates. Despite the fast moving air stream the cloud appears stationary. The multiple stack of lenticular clouds is the result of layering within the air. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/15222/
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zeaphod on Muckish, 2004
by zeaphod  14 Apr 2004
Completed a good circular walk here on Easter Sunday. Park at the intersection of the old railway embankment, then up to the start of the miner's path. Up the miner's path, and straight across to descend about 200m SE from the trig pillar. This flank is steep but heathery. In wet weather it could become very slippery. We dropped about 200m, then contoured NW onto Crockatee, continued along the ridge, then dropped down onto a bog road which delivered us back alongside the railway embankment. Approx 5 hours easy pace and a few rests/photo stops. Walking pole a great asset for the descent. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/924/
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patbelfast on Muckish, 2006
by patbelfast  5 Feb 2006
This is not a climb for the faint hearted. I took the western approach taking the Falcarragh road from the main Letterkenny route. As I approached Moyra Glebe there is a small road to the right going through a farm. Go as far as the road will go and park. I set of in an Easterly direction gradually traversing the slope upwards until a large deep ravine halted my progress. At that point it was a case of zig zagging, sometimes at a 45 degree angle upwards to the summit. It has to be seen to be believed. It is like a stoney lunar landscape and the views are awesome. Be very careful as low cloud seems to come from nowhere therefore a good GPS with waypoints could prove invaluable.
There is a fantastic sense of achievement when you drive away as the mountain is visible from miles around. Its hard not to stop the car and look back with a sense of pride. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/2169/
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A novice's challenge!
by joekdp  7 Oct 2014
I took the miner's path, a bit daunting for a novice climber like myself, a real challenge but only took me 1hour to reach the top. Very satisfying climb, views were fantastic Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/17712/
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paulr50 on Muckish, 2005
by paulr50  28 Jan 2005
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