Muckish 667.1m mountain, Donegal NW Derryveagh Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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MuckishMountainAn Mhucais A name in Irish (Ir. An Mhucais [DUPN], 'the pig back/ridge')DonegalCounty in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock
Height:667.1mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2Grid Reference: C00448 28709 Place visited by 371 members. Recently by: gwazy77, Kilcoobin, Kilcubbin, conormcg, dregish, TommyMc, ckilm, schwann10, leonardt, Andy1287, ilenia, abcd, Grumbler, briankelly, Lauranna I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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 Donegal NW area and the 164th highest in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/