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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 Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 651.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6 Grid Reference: B98215 21035
Place visited by 162 members. Recently by: Sweeney, eoghancarton, markmjcampion, dregish, eamonoc, osullivanm, ilenia, Grumbler, arderincorbett, Lauranna, Fergalh, finkey86, Hadleigh, jamesmforrest, mountainmike
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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 194th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Dubhais in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The summit of Dooish from the west
 
often overlooked for no good reason
Short Summary created by simon3, march-fixer, scapania  1 Oct 2012
Park just west of the summit on the R251 Glenveagh to Dunlewey road, parking for plenty of cars on the south side of the road at about B965 213 A. Head across the bog, aiming for the obvious gully and deer fence, leading up to the Altan Gap. Once at the deer fence, follow the clear path alongside up the gully, having to leave the gully at one point to avoid a steeper section. Once the Altan gap is reached on the ridge, cross through the fence and follow the broad wet, rocky ridge towards the dome of Dooish, passing through or around a number of deep valleys, formed as faults in the granite. The base of the rounded dome of Dooish is soon reached, from where its simply a case of heading up over the granite benches to reach the summit cairn, taking care not to stray too far to the left, where the ground becomes steeper. Keep an eye out for red deer, golden eagles and golden plover, among others. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/187/comment/4947/
 
Used carpark at Errigal, crossing road and follow .. by gerrym   (Show all for An Dubhais)
 
Straight across the bog from the valley road - pa .. by zeaphod   (Show all for An Dubhais)
 
The picture below is of a golden eagle, taken on .. by paulr50   (Show all for An Dubhais)
 
Started from the layby on the R251. Although only .. by paulocon   (Show all for An Dubhais)
 
Donegal Panorama .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for An Dubhais)
 
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