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Mourne Mountains Area   Cen: Loughshannagh Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

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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
Place visited by 364 members. Recently by: michaelseaver, Beti13, Leonas_Escapades, pcoleman, holmpatrick, mrfleetfoot, abptraining, Superterence, annem, noeloneill, Frankierooney, Gordonaplace, JohnAshton, landyliam, deirdremaryann
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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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Lovely mountain, horrible humans
by No1Grumbler  27 Sep 2021
Myself and the Voortrekker decided on a quick jaunt up the M1 for some bagging of Butter MT, Doan and Ben Crom.
I'd climbed Doan from the Silent Valley back in 2010(?) and enjoyed a memorable evening watching the sunset. Like others say here, Doan is a special place and I was looking forward to a return. Parked at an overflowing Ott car park, with cars on verges 100m either side of entrance.
A quick 30mins saw Butter Mt toasted, and we moved over to the track under Ott, up to the Mourne wall and (in clag) reached the bealach between Carn N and Sl. Loughshannagh. Visibility was about 50m and we navigated traditionally to the bottom of the Doan summit Tor, a party of 10 had just descended, a group of 12 were audible some hundred metres behind. One had a voice that could penetrate a misty day with such efficiency that they could be employed by mountain rescues worldwide.
We climbed as Voortrekker was regaled by my stories of the view, the solitude, the magnificence of this wonderful place. We were greeted at the top by a pile of human excrement barely covered in toliet paper with no attempt at burial.

I contend this remains a magical place, but the humans who visit can certainly disappoint. We simply retreated, I had no shovel or bag with me to deal with the "issue". WIth retrospect I should have tried but I was too saddened and repulsed. Met the party ascending and hoped they wouldn't think it was us.

Some fairly spectacular navigation N, then E, then SE saw us reach a river trail and thence the summit of Ben Crom. We lunched, perched over the precipice, with cloud broiling beneath us. Content to be away from hoardes, and our fellow humans. No views whatsoever, yet it was a restorative mountain. Compass took us back to our river trail and thence NW onto the contouring motorway back to a now quiet bealach and then to the Ott car park. We cannot control others, but I am pleased that today we walked humbly in the hills, left no trace and navigated well. My regret was the behaviour of others, and my own failure to remediate their actions. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/290/comment/23286/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Doan (<i>Dún Maol Chobha</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
 
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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Doan (<i>Dún Maol Chobha</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
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 starA 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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Doan (<i>Dún Maol Chobha</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
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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