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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
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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 172nd highest in Ireland. Croaghaun SW Top is the second most westerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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A cliff-top perch .. by group   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
This is Croghaun SW Top in all its glory. It is a .. by wicklore   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
If lucky enough to be on Croghaun SW Top on a goo .. by wicklore   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
The question has been asked if Croghaun SW Top re .. by wicklore   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
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gerrym on Croaghaun SW Top, 2007
by gerrym  28 Aug 2007
As with most others I started this walk from the carpark at Keem, the road to here has to be mentioned for its unhindered drops to the sea below. From the ample carpark at the blue flag beach a 20 minute climb reaches the old signal tower at the start of a long line of cliffs ending in Achill Head. From here there are unending views over the Atlantic, to the big hills of Connemara (Mweelra, Sheffrey Hills and Twelve Bens) and the Nephin Begs and cliffs of Menawn. Ahead there is 3 km of cliffs jutting skyward, with the sound of the waves pounding below and the wind howling atop the ridge. On reaching Achill Hill it looked a promising side trip, but not in the wind today, another time definitely. Drop steeply downhill to cross a stream not far above sea level - the climb ahead taunting all the while have been dropping and it has been rising. Fascinating sitting watching the Atantic swell here as it drops and rises about 2-3 metres against the rocks, exploding into white spray.
After the stream the ascent of Croagaun begins on grassy slopes. The wind was really howling and i found it difficult to walk upright at times - out to sea the wind lifted spray from the crests of waves high into the air. Pass a large isolated boulder and the ground changes in character, becoming more rocky. Great perspective of Achill Head from this height. Views out to a small island with a light house which is just off the map so i don't know its name. There is a level area before a short rise to the SW top and the cliffs of Croagaun come into full spectacular view. From the clear top earlier in the day cloud was now floating around the summits. The views are fantastic, especially 2000 ft down to the Atlantic below, although i nearly had to lie down to peer over the edge in the wind. Continued on to the summit itself. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/166/comment/2185/
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Surely this is some of the most spectacular coast .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Croaghaun SW Top)
 
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