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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 387 members. Recently by: No1Grumbler, Jai-mckinney, rdkernan, tmcg, tseepra, pcost, ciarraioch, Carolyn105, Sweeney, Roswayman, fellrunner, GerryCarroll, nolo, micealh, holmpatrick
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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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I really enjoyed this mountain. I've been past it .. by dino   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
Did this walk on a fine sunny Sunday morning, app .. by marty1133   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Mhucais in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Looking down on the Miners' Track
 
Brilliant Experience
by Aidy  14 Sep 2014
A few weeks ago, coming down from Carrauntoohil and Cnoc na Toinne and making my way back to Cronin's Yard, I fell in to the company of a very knowledgable Corkman - obviously a very experienced hill walker. He had walked many of the mountains in my own northern end of the country, and was particularly effusive about Muckish. As he clearly knew his stuff, I resolved to tackle Muckish sooner rather than later, and now know that he was right - Muckish is a particularly brilliant mountain.

The routes have been well described here, so I can't add much. i took the southern route, parking at the shrine, the steep climb offering increasingly good views of the rest of the Derryveagh mountains. The plateau at the top is magnificent, with a covering of rock, and many cairns, some very impressive. In addition to visiting the large cairn in the middle of the plateau, the trig pillar, and the large cairn at the eastern edge with the cross, I would strongly advise leaving time to wander round the western and nothern sides too. There are fantastic views to be had over north and west Donegal, even if it was very hazy on my visit. One spot offered a great vantage point to look across and down at the Miners' Track. It looked so impressive that I descended part of the way down. The steep, winding path was a great experience, and the abandoned mining equipment was very interesting.

An absolutely brilliant mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/17678/
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Very enjoyable in winter. When looking from botto .. by billycunns   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
Attempted to climb Muckish last week and had to a .. by dmcdevitt   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
A superb walk! Given that I was on my own, I deci .. by paulocon   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
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