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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
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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 163rd 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)
 
Brilliant Experience .. by Aidy   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
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)
 
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Picture: View along the summit plateau across to the Aghlas, Mackoght and Errigal, the route of the Glover Hi
 
paulocon on An Mhucais, 2009
by paulocon  19 Nov 2009
A superb walk! Given that I was on my own, I decided to take the easy option and walk the mountain via Muckish Gap. Parking is available just downhill from the shrine. Cross some boggy gound initially and then a short climb leads to a path which takes you around the lower slopes of the mountain until first the cross then the large cairn on the summit come into view.

It's then a steep but short climb to an obvious stone path which leads to the summit plateau. The rock-strewn plateau itself is simply otherworldly and is a joy to walk. The walk leads first past the massive cairn which can be seen atop the mountain for miles around and then onto the trig pillar and finally to a large metal cross at the edge of the plateau which offers superb views. Retraced my steps back.

For anyone coming up the miners path and planning to descend to Muckish Gap, simply keep to the left of the ridge and you will see an obvious path just past the large cairn. The whole walk was done in unexpected November sunshine. Highly recommended! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/4270/
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