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Derryveagh Mountains Area   Cen: Dooish Subarea
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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
Place visited by 171 members. Recently by: Juanita, deirdremaryann, nolo, tseepra, padstowe, f.sokol, No1Grumbler, Carolyn105, ciarraioch, Sweeney, eoghancarton, markmjcampion, dregish, eamonoc, osullivanm
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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 195th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dooish (<i>An Dubhais</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The summit of Dooish from the west
 
A fine rocky highpoint of the hills above Glenveagh.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, simon3, march-fixer, scapania  6 Mar 2021
Dooish is the highpoint of a jumble of peaks beside Lough Veagh. Its N slopes are boggy, steep and inhospitable but the summit is rocky and a pleasure to walk. The views are stunning esp. of Errigal, the Aghlas, Muckish and, further afield, the Bluestacks and some offshore islands. You will need to head to its SE top to get a view of Glenveagh. Watch out for golden eagles too.

NW. Park at about B96522 21277 A, head across the bog, and climb steeply aiming for Dooish SW Top. From here follow the obvious ridge to Dooish over easy, pleasurable terrain - a mixture of flattish rock and grass with a few defiles en route. Allow 1 – 1.5 hours.
Or, more directly, start anywhere along the R251, head steeply through similar terrain aiming for the obvious col and deer fence at B97231 20738 B. Head E along easy terrain to the summit. Allow 1.25hrs+

N. Park at approx. B98371 22731 C. cross the river and make a beeline for the summit of Saggartnadooish. Drop SW to the col by a lake and then head W for Dooish. 1.5hrs+
Also from Saggart. you can head E taking in its E top as well as Dooish SE top before ascending D. The terrain is easy enough in this region. 2.5hrs+

S. Get to approx. B99345 18281 D either by bicycle or bus from the Park Visitor Centre or park at B97098 15812 E and walk NE along a trail. From the starting point, head N, crossing the river and walk up the steep slopes to Dooish SE - from here it's an easy stroll to D. 1.5hrs
Notable tracks incl. track/2765 and track/3872 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/187/comment/4947/
 
Used carpark at Errigal, crossing road and follow .. by gerrym   (Show all for Dooish (An Dubhais))
 
The picture below is of a golden eagle, taken on .. by paulr50   (Show all for Dooish (An Dubhais))
 
Straight across the bog from the valley road - pa .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Dooish (An Dubhais))
 
Started from the layby on the R251. Although only .. by paulocon   (Show all for Dooish (An Dubhais))
 
Approach from Glenveagh .. by peter1   (Show all for Dooish (An Dubhais))
 
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