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Doan Mountain Dún Maol Chobha A name in Irish
(Ir. Dún Maol Chobha [PNNI], 'Maol Chobha's fort') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 592.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J30226 26215
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Longitude: -6.006784, Latitude: 54.168443 , Easting: 330226, Northing: 326216 Prominence: 118.55m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 730146 826221,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Doan, 10 char: Doan
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

There is no record of an actual fort here, so the name probably comes from the imagined resemblence of the craggy summit to a fortress. For origin of name, see PNNI for info on Maol Chobha.   Doan is the 310th highest place in Ireland.

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Alex92 on Doan, 2007
by Alex92  13 Apr 2007
The best approach to Doan is up the Ott Mountain Track, from the car park on the Slievenaman road. Follow the track to the Slieve Loughshannagh/Carn Mountain col, and then contouring round above Loughshannagh to the crag. The southern face of Doan presents many slabs and buttresses which offer some short and entertaining routes. The most prominent features on the summit are the 'Elephant's Ear' slab in the middle of the rock mass and "Pinnacle Buttress" at the right end. There are also short crags just below the summit offering some easy climbs. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/2636/
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simon3 on Doan, 2003
by simon3  31 Dec 2003
Unlike so many of the higher summits in the Mournes, Doan is free of the Wall. It’s location gives a tremendous 360 degree panoramic view. As well as the ring of most of the eastern mountains two lakes are visible: Lough Shannagh and the Silent Valley Reservoir. One way of reaching it is to park under Slievenamuck at around J 280278 A or further north at one of the carparks to the east of the Shimna River. Most approaches to Doan will mean that you cross the boggy land north of Lough Shannagh. Anyone used to Wicklow will feel at home or at least in familiar surroundings!

The summit itself is an interesting outcrop of granite, similar to some of the other Mournes’ summits.

The photo shows the shadow of Doan pointing towards the valley between Slieve Meelmore (left) and Slieve Bearnagh. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/790/
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leslieashe on Doan, 2005
by leslieashe  25 Nov 2005
Doan - a jewel in the centre of the Mournes with winter light on the Irish Sea in the background. Early January 2003. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/313/
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zeaphod on Doan, 2004
by zeaphod  19 Apr 2004
Seen here in the winter sun, you can see the position relative to Lough Shannagh. This Pic taken from Meelmore. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/931/
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zeaphod on Doan, 2003
by zeaphod  22 Sep 2003
A great introduction to the mournes for beginners. Park at the Ott track, up to the col/wall then follow the tracks to the summit. You are then surrounded by higher summits, with great views. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/678/
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tsunami on Doan, 2004
by tsunami  28 Sep 2004
One of my favourite views in the Mournes and so easy to reach. You really get the sense of ruling a kingdom from this point looking over the calm waters of the Silent Valley Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/1199/
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