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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 66, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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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 386 members. Recently by: Jai-mckinney, rdkernan, tmcg, tseepra, pcost, ciarraioch, Carolyn105, Sweeney, Roswayman, fellrunner, GerryCarroll, nolo, micealh, holmpatrick, Jay9
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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 Donegal NW area and the 164th highest in Ireland.

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Stunning McVeigh Video .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
On a fine day on Muckish you can make out all the .. by skyehigh   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Mhucais in area Donegal NW, Ireland
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/15222/
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Completed a good circular walk here on Easter Sun .. by zeaphod   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
This is not a climb for the faint hearted. I took .. by patbelfast   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
A novice's challenge! .. by joekdp   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
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