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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 91 members. Recently by: eoghancarton, Peter Walker, jamesmforrest, mountainmike, peter1, strangeweaver, JimMc, jimgraham, liz50, millsd1, Reeks2011, Geo, scottwalker, markmjcampion, Cobhclimber
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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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eflanaga on Silver Hill, 2007
by eflanaga  21 Feb 2007
Started walk at IG88651 88712 F (210m) at Disert in the shadow of Carnaween. Having parked the car I walked the short distance down to a small cottage. Here I used a style beside a gate to cross over to the service road which runs for some distance up and beyond the windfarm towards Silver Hill. I passed through the second gate with the warning signs and at the first bend left the track to follow my bearing of 30 degrees to a hill named Meenacloghspar IG89238 90072 G about 1.5K from start. Great views in all directions from the top. From here I took a bearing of 37 degrees although Silver Hill was quite plain to be seen in the distance on a clear & sunny but cool morning. There are what appear to be a number of marker posts (white top/blue bottom) following along the path of both bearings taken to this point. My next target was the lower height of 444m on Cullaghacro IG89585 90631 H which required negotiation of a wet area. The first part of this, through peat hags, was easily navigable, however, in hindsight it may have been better to gain height and make for the upper level of Cullaghacro as the ground, once you cross the fence halfway between Meenacloghspar and Cullaghacro, is quite marshy requiring a degree of zig-zagging to find the driest route through. Even so it wasn't terribly difficult but may be so in more inclement weather conditions. Passing Cullaghacro I negotiated another fence and made a beeline on a bearing of 67 degrees straight for the top of Silver Hill, 1.2K away, the ground improving rapidly with ascent. The climb is relatively short and not overly difficult. The top of the mountain is covered in grey rock slabs which, presumably from a distance and in sunlight, glints silver, thereby explaining the hill's name. An obvious cairn appears as you near the summit. On reaching this another smaller cairn is visible 100m away just past the tarn and near another fence. On first glance I presumed the larger cairn at IG90659 91280 I (GPS) marked the top (GPS gave height here as 597m) . In common with CSD below I was perplexed when I reached the second cairn IG90694 91376 J, (the first still looked the higher of the two), as GPS reading gave the height at the second as 609m. I'm presuming that CSD's grid reference for his 'higher' point refers to the first cairn I describe. This highlights the discrepancy you often get with GPS. Regardless, the views from either cairn are quite spectacular as described by GerryM below. From here it was a case of an about turn but with a slight deviation to the north of my outward route in order to tackle Carnaween (See for second part of walk). Trackback:
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Misty Silver .. by IainT   (Show all for Silver Hill)
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)
Climbed Sunday 29.5.05. Parked at chapel on Glent .. by gerrym   (Show all for Silver Hill)
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