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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

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 664m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F55361 05842
Place visited by 204 members. Recently by: PaulaMc, Wildcat, rogers, JimMc, glencree, PaulNolan, Reeks2011, pwbellarby, AndrewH, peter1, TommyV, Geo, patmoran, oldpragmatist, mgtrose
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Longitude: -10.205654, Latitude: 53.981644 , Easting: 55361, Northing: 305842 Prominence: 39m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 455335 805850,   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 171st highest in Ireland. Croaghaun SW Top is the second most westerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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For our second climb in 2003 we decided on Croagh .. by tiktiktik3   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
This barely scrapes in as a 30-metre re-ascent. I .. by milo   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
trevorf on Croaghaun SW Top, 2004
by trevorf  16 Aug 2004
Started from Keem car park and pretty much followed the route described in David Herman's "Atlantic" book, visibility was not good on the seaward side of Achill Head but this cleared after we got up on top of Tonacroaghaun. Due to the visibility and low cloud we only got a hint of the views that on a clear day must be spectacular.......
Walking time for us was 5 hours, to note as mentioned previously the little f*%^ers with wings are BAD, bring some form of spray / cream, there were clouds of them in the car park early in the morning when we started off and likewise anywhere they were sheltered from the wind.
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A wonderful place to relax on a sunny day. .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
Clouds can come down quickly. Nice climb .. by Orange Laura   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
A PATRICK ZERKOWSKI FILM .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
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