Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.

Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Esgair Saeson: Forest rides from track lead to summit

Pen y Tywi South Top: Short trek to summit from track

Pen y Tywi: Short steep climb from forest track

Crug Gynon South Top: Long Wet trek

Esgair Garthen: Long trek to summit

Crug Gynon: Long trek to summit

Y Glog: Care needed on final section many trees down

Pen y Gurnos: Long trek to summit

Pen Carn Saith-wraig: Long trek to summit

Cefn Isaf: Long trek to summit

Esgair Gelli: Short trek to summit

Gamallt: Short trek to summit

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Rating graphic.
Aghla Mountain South Top Mountain An Eachla (mullach theas) A name in Irish
For origin of name, see An Eachla / Aghla Mountain Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Hornblendic and sometimes schistose Bedrock

Height: 593m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G89692 98896
Place visited by 79 members. Recently by: eamonoc, ilenia, eoghancarton, MichaelE, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Grumbler, pmeldrum, leonardt, simon3, Lauranna, Cobhclimber, trostanite, melohara, Fergalh
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.161192, Latitude: 54.837748 , Easting: 189692, Northing: 398896 Prominence: 388m,  Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 589644 898887,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AghlMn, 10 char: AghlMntnSt
Bedrock type: Hornblendic and sometimes schistose, (Metadolerite)

As with Aghla More and Aghla Beg further north in Donegal, Patrick McKay sees the modern form as a re-interpretation of the original name Achla, a form of Aichill, meaning 'a look-out point or prospect' (Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names). Achill Island in Mayo (Ir. Acaill) may well be derived from the same root.   An Eachla (mullach theas) is the 305th highest place in Ireland.

COMMENTS for Aghla Mountain South Top (An Eachla (mullach theas)) << Prev page 1 2  
Follow this place's comments
I approached Aghla from the south -- the opposite .. by csd   (Show all for Aghla Mountain South Top (An Eachla (mullach theas)))
Here is the inverse of gerrym's first picture, lo .. by murphysw   (Show all for Aghla Mountain South Top (An Eachla (mullach theas))) Picture about mountain Aghla Mountain South Top (<i>An Eachla (mullach theas)</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Robbed by The Mist!
by dino  18 Nov 2012
18th November 2012. I walked the route recommended in David Herman's "Hill Walkers Donegal" Route 23. I was looking forward to the extensive views but I was beaten by low mist that came in just as I reached the last of the upland loughs and started my final climb to the summit. On the ascent from Lough Finn I made a mistake and kept to the high ground above the gully which is covered in lots of knee-deep heather and makes for very challenging and rough going. Reading gerrym's report I should probably have dropped into the gully which would have made for more pleasant going. The ridges and summit were very exposed to a strong Southerly wind and very cold with lots of hail lying from last night's showers and ice in standing water on the rocky outcrops. Views on the ascent of the gully were fantastic towards Glendowan Mountains and Derryveagh Mountains with Slieve Snaght very visible and Errigal in the background. As already said I was robbed at the summit of what I was really looking forward to and didn't hang around long in the very cold wind. The descent from Castle Lough to the head of Lough Finn is a bit of a slog across featureless heather and upland grazing with the odd boggy bit thrown in for good measure but the walk along the shoreline and through what appears to be largely abandoned forestry is quite a pleasant end to the walk. Not my favourite walk but if I'd picked a better ascent and had the views at the summit I'd probably be more enthusiastic. Linkback:
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
COMMENTS for Aghla Mountain South Top (An Eachla (mullach theas)) << Prev page 1 2
(End of comment section for Aghla Mountain South Top (An Eachla (mullach theas)).)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence), a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007