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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 Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Hornblendic and sometimes schistose Bedrock

Height: 593m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G89692 98895
Place visited by 77 members. Recently by: eoghancarton, MichaelE, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Grumbler, pmeldrum, leonardt, simon3, Lauranna, Cobhclimber, trostanite, melohara, Fergalh, markmjcampion, sandilandsn
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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)

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 306th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Eachla in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
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A fine outlier of the Bluestacks.
Short Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy  31 May 2019
Aghla mountain only just misses Vandeleur-Lynam status by 7 metres and has fine qualities such as a cliffy side facing Lough Finn and a characterful summit area.. Aghla could also be included in a walk from Scraig to the north east.

Aghla may be approached from two places. The main way we would recommend is from the north with good parking near the local GAA club the the south western end of Lough Finn at around 891 006 A. Another starting, point from the south with poorer parking is at 92851 99182 B has been described.

Concentrating on the northern route walk along the road/track past a house and through a gate, past an old abandoned cottage. Members have sought and received permission however we would recommend that you ask anyone you see. Do not bring dogs.

You will see a broad grassy area here on your right. Head directly across this and begin to ascend the steep slope, although going is mostly firm underfoot. Continue directly south until you reach about 350m ascent where you will see a deep gully to your left. The slope then becomes steeper, but there are a couple of routes you can take, either following the gully to the top, although this can be wet in patches, or ascending through a gap to the right which will take you to 400m height. After 450m the climb eases considerably and as you make the final approach to the summit you will have to do a bit of ascending and then descending across a somewhat rolling landscape doted with a few tiny loughs. The top is marked by a trip pillar at the northern end, sitting atop a long rocky ridge. Roughly 1 hour 20 minutes for ascent.

Many people have chosen to descend by going NE and reaching a track near Lough Finn and the eastern end of a lakeshore forest. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/289/comment/5049/
 
PART 1. Climbed 29.5.05, basing walk on that desc .. by gerrym   (Show all for An Eachla)
 
Decided to climb Aghla via alternative route from .. by eflanaga   (Show all for An Eachla)
 
Steep Ascent From The North .. by Aidy   (Show all for An Eachla)
 
Though not marked on the OS map, the highest poin .. by csd   (Show all for An Eachla)
 
PART 2. There are some monster views from the sum .. by gerrym   (Show all for An Eachla)
 
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