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Silver Hill Mountain Cruach an Airgid A name in Irish
also Croaghanarget an extra name in English
(Ir. Cruach an Airgid [OSI], 'stack of the silver') Donegal County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Feldspathic psammite; quartzite, marble Bedrock

Height: 600m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G90654 91281
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Longitude: -8.146005, Latitude: 54.769336 , Easting: 190654, Northing: 391281 Prominence: 155m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 590604 891270,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvrHl, 10 char: Silver Hil
Bedrock type: Feldspathic psammite; quartzite, marble, (Lough Eske Psammite Formation)

Also known as Croaghanarget [PWJ], which is the name of the townland.   Silver Hill is the 288th highest place in Ireland.

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csd on Silver Hill, 2004
by csd  16 Aug 2004
This view of the cairn also shows the wind turbines and Carnaween to the SW. One of the many ponds that dot the summit area is also visible. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/278/comment/1087/
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Lake on Eany Beg River not on OS Discovery Series Sheet 11
by bryanmccabe  19 Feb 2012
Having completed a walk taking in Croaghgorm, Lavagh More, Lavagh Beg and Silver Hill on 19th Feb 2012, I feel it is worth reiterating a comment made by gerrym in his post of 3 Jun 2005. In the valley south of Silver Hill, the Eany Beg River is dammed to form a sizeable lake which does not appear on the OS Discovery Series Sheet 11 that I purchased in early 2010. I also checked on http://maps.osi.ie - the lake appears on the "Street Map", but not on the "Wind Report" (the latter is the Discovery Series equivalent). The links are provided below. I draw attention to this as the Bluestacks is a remote mountain range, intimidating in poor visibility. Hikers could do without the added confusion of unexpected geographical features!

Street Map: http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,590374 A A,890234 B B,6,3
Wind Report: http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,590374 A A,890234 B B,6,1

(P.S. Point A and Point B appear in the text of the link on the as-published version of this post, you will need to delete these before the links will work. Simon - you may be able to amend?) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/278/comment/6691/
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unknown lake on the Eany River
by david bourke  25 Aug 2013
Encountered the same dilemma today on approaching Silver Hill. The dam which forms a reasonable sized lake is still not on the up to date OSI discovery series map. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/278/comment/15095/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Silver Hill in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking west from the summit cairn.
Cold And Wet But Wouldn't Have Missed It
by Aidy  15 Feb 2016
It was my first reasonably long walk in months due to an unbelievably wet winter - some weekends it wasn't even possible to get to the mountains because of flooded roads and closed bridges! I approached via Silver Hill (see that summit comment for first part of route), and despite the sunny conditions, the damage had been done as regards wet ground. I'd nearly decided to call it a day on that first summit, as it had been a hard enough slog in the some of the boggiest, wettest conditions I've seen. I pushed on however with Silver Hill looking enticing to the north west. The conditions were even worse in the valley coming over from Binnasruell, but it was so great to be out again that nothing could dampen my spirits, even freezing, sodden feet. It was worth every discomfort as I ascended the rockier slopes of Silver Hill, with a dusting of snow at my feet, and expansive views all around. I couldn't believe how cold it was at the top - pools of water n direct sunlight were staying frozen, and the wind chill didn't help. It was painfully cold to take my gloves off for photos, and my feet were colder than they've been even when walking in deep snow on other occasions. My boots were soaked through at this stage I suppose - the Bluestacks are wet at the best of times, and this must have been one of the wettest winters on record. But, the difficulties just seemed to make the views all the sweeter, and there was no extra hardship in going on to Cullaghacro as it was pretty much on my route back to the car anyway. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/278/comment/18434/
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