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Mourne Mountains Area   Cen: Loughshannagh Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29, EW-CLY 
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
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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 311th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Doan from Slieve Muck
gerrym on Doan, 2005
by gerrym  13 Nov 2005
Doan, along with Ben Crom, is easy to overlook if walking along the higher hills surrounding it and was one of the last tops for me to climb in the Mournes. Having been up once I have made a point to go back on several occasions, working the climb into different routes. I have approached from the Ott track each time, giving quick access with not too much effort along fairly easy ground. To make up for this there are numerous options to explore areas of the Mournes from different angles. The top of Doan is quite small and on a windy day with ice or snow thrown in it is more exciting than its imposing neighbours. Can drop down the NE side for a quicker approach to Ben Crom over more challenging ground than following the tracks. From Ben Crom I have walked NE high above Ben Crom resevoir and climbed Slieve Bernagh away from the comfort of the wall. Picking up the wall a good circuit over Meelmore, Meelbeg and Slieveloughshannagh will come back to the Ott track. The most satisfying option I have taken is dropping down from Ben Crom to the resevoir, crossing the dam and climbing steeply up Slieve Binnian - wee Binnian - Moolieve and then crossing over the dam at Silent valley and climbing Slievenaclogh (over difficult ground until wall is reached). From here the track running up to Lough Shannagh brought me full circle around Doan, with a great time skirting its sandy shoreline on the way back to the col and the Ott track again (a long day which taught me to always have a headtorch in the pack as trying to walk in the dark isn't too pleasant). If you have left Doan as I had, try and build it into a more challenging outing or leave it to a rough day to fully appreciate the top. Linkback:
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