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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 164th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Mhucais in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Muckish from the north
 
Broad ridged summit with great views.
Short Summary created by simon3, CaptainVertigo, jackill, scapania  10 Mar 2020
Muckish can be tackled by two main routes, by the Miner's track ( YouTube http://youtu.be/v51Wo2a8l0w ) or from Muckish Gap. For the Miner's track, turn left off the N56 about 2km north of Creeslough. Park about 8km along this little road, in a little grassy quarry on the left, just before the road loses its surface at about B998 293 A. Follow the track to its end and up the clear path into the corrie, up the precipitous backwall, taking care not to take any of the wrong paths (marked by low walls across them), until you reach the large flat area that has been quarried out of the mountain for its silica-rich rocks. After pausing to admire the various bits of rusting machinery, and ponder how they got them up there, head up the path to the left and onto the stony expanse of the summit, from where the summit trig and nearby cross are a short stroll.

To gain the summit plateau from the south, park by the grotto on Muckish Gap at B999 269 B and head north to the next bend, before heading off to the right across the bog, to climb up a well-worn path to a shoulder at just over 350m. From here, head steeply up to the left, with the gradient soon easing. Just before the plateau is gained, an eroded path heads right, just below the rim of the plateau, to come out on the plateau near a very large cairn. From here, the summit trig and cross are about a 500m walk northwest, not at all easy to find when the mist is down. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/4923/
 
The Gap & Miner's Path .. by Carlito   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
a true monster .. by slemish   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
5 of us did a great climb of Muckish on Saturday. .. by strabanejohn   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
A summit postponed, but remembered .. by ochils_trekker   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
Muckish is an incredibly distinct mountain and on .. by gerrym   (Show all for An Mhucais)
 
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