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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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Mhucais in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The Grotto
 
The rocky road to the top
by Colin Murphy  4 May 2011
Followed scapania's short summary route from the south, parking at B999 269 A (point B) and made it back to the car park after approximately 2 hours. The terrain is quite steep and boggy in the early stages but once the shoulder is reached (to the top right of the picture) it becomes a good deal less vertical - although there is still quite a considerable walk remaining to reach the summit. The difficulty then when approaching from this side is that most of the going is across a surface littered with countless small boulders, so watch your step or you'll end up twisting your ankle! Spectacular mountain though and definitely worth the effort! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/comment/6337/
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