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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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Dooish Mountain An Dubhais A name in Irish
(Ir. An Dubhais [DUPN], 'the black ridge') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 651.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6 Grid Reference: B98215 21035
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Longitude: -8.028698, Latitude: 55.036706 , Easting: 198215, Northing: 421036 Prominence: 376.45m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 598165 921020,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dooish, 10 char: Dooish
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

Dooish overlooks Lough Beagh and the Glenveagh National Park. Divis Mountain, overlooking Belfast, shows a different anglicisation of the same name. It is also possible that Dubhais is itself a re-interpretation of an earlier name, especially as other colours do not appear to combine with ais in hill -names. Something akin to Welsh diffwys meaning ‘steep slope’ or ‘desolate area’ would seem apt both for Divis in the Belfast Hills and to Dooish in Glenveagh.   An Dubhais is the 193rd highest place in Ireland.

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often overlooked for no good reason .. by group   (Show all for Dooish (An Dubhais))
 
Used carpark at Errigal, crossing road and follow .. by gerrym   (Show all for Dooish (An Dubhais))
 
Straight across the bog from the valley road - pa .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Dooish (An Dubhais))
 
The picture below is of a golden eagle, taken on .. by paulr50   (Show all for Dooish (An Dubhais))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dooish (<i>An Dubhais</i>) in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Errigal, Mackoght, Altan Lough and Aghla More from the slopes of Dooish
 
paulocon on Dooish, 2009
by paulocon  22 Nov 2009
Started from the layby on the R251. Although only a short walk distance wise, Dooish makes you work right from the very start as you are immediately onto boggy ground as soon as you leave the roadside. Squeeze through the deer fence and aim to the left of Dooish to avoid the cliff blocking direct access to the summit.

Having climbed Muckish beforehand, I found the going up Dooish very tough right up to the col after which a steep but short climb leads to the rocky summit area and the very welcome sight of a beehive cairn. Excellent views across to Errigal, Makoght and Altan Lough as well as back across to Muckish. Decided to descend the other side of the mountain and came across a strange weather station with an onboard data-logger just below the summit. Made back towards the road - care is needed on the descent as it's quite steep in places with several slabs to be avoided. Up and down in two hours with several stops for photos. Perhaps a poor relation of Errigal and Muckish but a rewarding climb nonetheless. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/187/comment/4271/
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Donegal Panorama .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Dooish (An Dubhais))
 
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