Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Re Commenting on Saved Tracks

Re Commenting on Saved Tracks

Knocklomena: Easier descent route available

Re Commenting on saved tracks.

Eagles Nest: Fire devastation sadly now in evidence

Knockanes: Remarkable scenery

Commenting on saved tracks

Knockree: Wicklow Way Easy Access

Farbreiga: An easy afternoon walk

Crohaun: Pillar painter

Rosroe Point: Access issues

Barnastooka and 4 Carrans

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Derryveagh Mountains Area   N: Muckish Subarea
Rating graphic.
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
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/
COMMENTS for Muckish (An Mhucais) << Prev page 1 2 3 4 5 Next page >>  
Follow this place's comments
Stunning McVeigh Video .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Muckish (An Mhucais))
 
On a fine day on Muckish you can make out all the .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Muckish (An Mhucais))
 
A UFO? .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Muckish (An Mhucais))
 
Completed a good circular walk here on Easter Sun .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Muckish (An Mhucais))
 
This is not a climb for the faint hearted. I took .. by patbelfast   (Show all for Muckish (An Mhucais))
 
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 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/17712/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
COMMENTS for Muckish (An Mhucais) << Prev page 1 2 3 4 5 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Muckish (An Mhucais).)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007