Aghla Mountain 593m mountain, Bluestack Mountains Ireland at
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Aghla Mountain Mountain An Eachla A name in Irish
(Ir. An Eachla [DUPN], poss. 'look-out point/prospect') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Hornblendic and sometimes schistose Bedrock

Height: 593m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G89692 98895
Place visited by 70 members. Recently by: Lauranna, Cobhclimber, trostanite, melohara, Fergalh, markmjcampion, sandilandsn, johncromie, dr_banuska, shaunkelly, dolan931, Geansai, Onzy, Ulsterpooka, jimbloomer
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Longitude: -8.161208, Latitude: 54.837721 , Easting: 189692, Northing: 398895 Prominence: 388m,  Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 589643 898884,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AghlMn, 10 char: AghlMntn
Bedrock type: Hornblendic and sometimes schistose, (Metadolerite)

Aghla Mountain is the 309th highest place in Ireland.

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A fine outlier of the Bluestacks. .. by group   (Show all for Aghla Mountain)
PART 1. Climbed 29.5.05, basing walk on that desc .. by gerrym   (Show all for Aghla Mountain)
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Though not marked on the OS map, the highest poin .. by csd   (Show all for Aghla Mountain) Picture about mountain Aghla Mountain in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: lough at base of summit ridge
gerrym on Aghla Mountain, 2005
by gerrym  2 Jun 2005
PART 2. There are some monster views from the summit of Aghla. To the S have the heart of the Bluestacks laid out and beyond the rugged penninsula containing Slievetooey and Slieve League, further still the steep and sharply defined Dartry Mtns dropping down into the expanse of Donegal Bay. I could also clearly make out the distinctive shape of Nephin and the Nephin Begs further to the W. The summit ridge heads of to the S for nearly 1 km, like a mini version of the main Bluestack ridge. Pass a small cairn on a rise and come to another before the ridge drops down. I descended to W over some scree to reach the lough at 893983 E. It is then a matter of tracking back along the base of the ridge passing along the shores of the numerous loughs. Judging by the ample ripples on the water surface there are plenty of fish trying to reduce the midge population. Climb back to rocky tops at the head of the river gulley and descend to the left of the gulley, heading roughly for the football pitch far below. Cross fence again and can pick up a fence going downhill which brings back down to abandoned stone house at shores of Lough - the ground is wet and slippery in places here though in general the ground underfoot along the walk was not too bad. Walk took 3.5 hours in all with a good lunch stop taking in the views which were stunning in the excellent visibility. Varied walking with the gulley, rocky tops, scree slopes and series of loughs to explore. No one else on the hill which just about sums up the Bluestacks - WHY ? Trackback:
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