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Aghla Mountain Mountain An Eachla A name in Irish Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Hornblendic and sometimes schistose Bedrock

Height: 593m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G89692 98896
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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: AghlMntn
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 is the 309th highest place in Ireland.

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PART 1. Climbed 29.5.05, basing walk on that desc .. by gerrym   (Show all for Aghla Mountain (An Eachla))
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Aghla Mountain (<i>An Eachla</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: North west to Croaghegly hill and Aran Island
 
Steep Ascent From The North
by Aidy  15 Jul 2014
Parked at the GAA pitch at the western end of Lough Finn, and took an overgrown lane along the right hand side of the pitch to the foot of the mountain. I went straight up from there, heading for the highest point I could see, although the summit is hidden from this side, and lies well back to the south. It was a steep climb, but not too boggy today, and the ground is well grazed by sheep, so no high vegetation to deal with. After about 500m the ground became less steep, and I entered a broad area, with a little cairn off to my right, and many small loughs. There was another, short, rocky rise to climb to reach the now visible summit, marked by a trig pillar. This is part of a long ridge, so I also wandered past the summit a little to the west. The whole summit area has great character, with rocky terrain, little pools, ridges, and several loughs. The views are also breathtaking, with most of Donegal visible. To the northwest, over Lough Finn, I could see the Derryveagh Mountains. To the north I could just make out Tory Island. North west was Croaghegly hill and Aran Island beyond that. West was the area around Portnoo, and Slievetooey and Slieveleague. South was the main Bluestack ridge. A tough enough walk from this direction due to the steep sides, but well worth it for the views. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/289/comment/17553/
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Though not marked on the OS map, the highest poin .. by csd   (Show all for Aghla Mountain (An Eachla))
 
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