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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
Place visited by 89 members. Recently by: jamesmforrest, mountainmike, peter1, strangeweaver, JimMc, jimgraham, liz50, millsd1, Reeks2011, Geo, scottwalker, markmjcampion, Cobhclimber, Lauranna, johncromie
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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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Started walk at IG88651 88712 F (210m) at Di .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Silver Hill)
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Coming from Glenties, we turned off the Ballybofe .. by csd   (Show all for Silver Hill)
Every hill has its silver lining - my last VL .. by garrettd   (Show all for Silver Hill) Picture about mountain Silver Hill in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking to Lavagh Beg, Lavagh More and Croaghgorm
gerrym on Silver Hill, 2005
by gerrym  3 Jun 2005
Climbed Sunday 29.5.05. Parked at chapel on Glenties to Ballybofey road (896943 N) and walked short distance downhill to take road on left. This is initially tarmac but as gain height changes to gravel, cross metal gate and pass sheep pens as follow course of Owegarve river on right. At head of valley can veer off track to the right towards the thunderous sound of water dropping steeply and can then follow the river upstream. Cross at first opportunity to opposite bank as the river is deep and there are very limited crossing points. I took off for the adjacent rise towards the W side of Silver Hill - the ground soon levels out and there is an extensive area of annoyingly wet ground with peat hags to negotiate. Once past this can pick up a fenceline which climbs over firmer and rockier ground all the way to the summit area. Good views into the Reelan river valley past the steep face of Binnacally to Gaugin at its far end. To the N views are dominated by Agla , but as gain height Slieve Snaght comes into view. The fence is quite substancial but I wonder at its use as it has fallen into serious disrepair at the summit where can cross. The summit area has small cairns and there are two little tarns, with some more slightly lower to the S. Views to the E are to the bigger hills of Lavagh Beg, Lavagh More and Croaghgorm. To the S Donegal coastline, Bay and into Sligo and Mayo with thier own distinctive mounatin ranges on show. To the W the Atlantic stretches out to the horizon beyond Arran Island. In the immediate vicinity there are five large wind turbines working away silently to the SW. The Eany Beg river has also been dammed creating a lough (was not on my map which is a few years old) to faciliotae a hydro scheme. I camped for the night on the summit and had the pleasure of watching the sun set over the Atlantic from the comfort of my sleeping bag. Also got some cracking pictures as the sun went down and the shadows lenghtened. Had a good sleep and was up at 8.30 the next morning to continue exploring the westerly side of the Bluestacks. (see Carnaween for continuation of the days walking). Trackback:
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