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Derryveagh Mountains Area   N: Muckish Subarea
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Muckish Mountain An Mhucais A name in Irish (Ir. An Mhucais [DUPN], 'the pig back/ridge') Donegal County in Ulster Province, 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
Place visited by 393 members. Recently by: valerieh, Chrismcg89, Paddym99, f.sokol, upper, cairns-pj, No1Grumbler, Jai-mckinney, rdkernan, tmcg, tseepra, pcost, ciarraioch, Carolyn105, Sweeney
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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.   An Mhucais is the third highest mountain in the Derryveagh Mountains area and the 164th highest in Ireland.

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paulr50 on Muckish, 2005
by paulr50  28 Jan 2005
http://www.geocities.com/donegalhillwalker/ Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/1446/
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