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Croaghaun SW Top Mountain Achill Island Island For origin of name, see Croaghaun. Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Quartz pebble conglomerate and schists Bedrock

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Height: 664m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F55361 05842
Place visited by 202 members. Recently by: rogers, JimMc, glencree, PaulNolan, Reeks2011, pwbellarby, AndrewH, peter1, TommyV, Geo, patmoran, oldpragmatist, mgtrose, IainT, Lauranna
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Longitude: -10.205549, Latitude: 53.981664 , Easting: 55361, Northing: 305842 Prominence: 39m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 455342 805852,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrghSW, 10 char: CrghnSWTp
Bedrock type: Quartz pebble conglomerate and schists, (Keem Conglomerate Formation)

This is a lower top just 600m W of Croaghaun itself. A little caution is required on the summit in poor visibility due to the precipice to the N. Offshore winds, which can blow walks towards or even over the cliffs, are not unknown here.   Croaghaun SW Top is the third highest mountain in the Achill/Corraun area and the 172nd highest in Ireland. Croaghaun SW Top is the second most westerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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Picture: Cloud rushing in over Benmore and Keem Beach
 
Easily Done With Croaghaun
by Aidy  3 Aug 2015
Having done Slievemore in the morning, I set off from the beach car park at Keem for Croaghaun SW Top on the way to Croaghaun. I went north west straight for the top, as having been up Slievemore already, I wasn't sure I'd have the legs for Benmore too. I thought I could do it on the way back if I had the energy (I didn't! - another time). Seemed boggier than Slievemore but the views were great on the way up, down on Keem beach and over to Minaun. Unfortunately, near the top, clouds rolled in and I had no views from the summit. It was an odd, almost eerie place to be in the thick cloud, with the sound of the unseen sea far below and hidden but clearly steep drops all around. Despite the lack of views I went on to Croaghaun, and luckily the cloud cleard for long enough to get a look at the spectacular scenery from there, not least at this impressive looking spike. If you're going up Croaghan its unthinkable not to include this top for no extra effort. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/166/comment/18221/
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