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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Aghla More Mountain An Eachla Mhór A name in Irish
(Ir. An Eachla Mhór [DUPN], poss. 'great look-out point/prospect') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 581.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B94976 23928
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Longitude: -8.079404, Latitude: 55.062662 , Easting: 194977, Northing: 423928 Prominence: 156.25m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 594927 923911,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AghlMr, 10 char: Aghla More
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

P.W. Joyce, interprets this name as Ir. eachla or eachlann, 'stable', suggesting it is an example of a mountain named after a feature situated at its foot. However, Patrick McKay prefers to see 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.   Aghla More is the 333rd highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Aghla More & Lough Feeane viewed from Aghla Beg (South)
eflanaga on Aghla More, 2006
by eflanaga  11 Jun 2006
Taking a bearing SW from Aghla Beg’s southern summit IB 96589 24665 A (GPS) (See for previous stage in walk) eight members of the Mid Ulster Walking Club dropped down rocky/shale covered slope onto col above Lough Feeane. Ground changes to usual grass and peat hag but going was good after prolonged spell of hot & dry weather. We skirted around ridge above Feeane’s SE edge & stopped in the lea of a slight rise on Aghla More’s eastern slope for a lunch break. Another steep but relatively short ascent brought us onto Aghla More’s long narrow summit. GPS reading here was IB 94976 23934 B (583m). Wonderful view of Errigal across the equally impressive banana shaped Altan Lough far below us. Beaghy and Mackoght make up view immediately west. The heart of the Derryveagh range are arranged SSW, while NNW lie Bloody Foreland, the Atlantic, and Tory Island. To the east Aghla Beg’s twin peaks with Muckish rising behind dominate. After a ‘Group Photograph’ we descended Aghla More by way of its northern spine before bearing right towards Spot Height 473m IB 95535 24513 C but crossing a little below it while maintaining a height of about 400m as Walk Leader indicated ground lower down and in valley was very soft. Swung around passing beneath Aghla Beg’s NW side before crossing fence and dropping over peat hags and marshland, edging Loch Moilt southern shore. We turned NW after passing lough and walked short distance back to makeshift bridge used earlier in the day IB96618 26480 D. From here it was a simple case of following the track back to Altderry Bridge and the cars. In total this thoroughly enjoyable three-peak walk took a little short of five hours to complete but this was with a fairly sedate pace and numerous breaks. Should be possible to complete in 3 to 3.5 hours if circumstances warranted a quicker circuit. Linkback:
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Access from the North - ask permission.
by millsd1  28 Aug 2015
Climbed Aghla More on 27th August 2015 as part of a loop comprising the three Aghlas and Ardloughnabrackbaddy. My route was loosely based on Onzy's track No. 2204 and car-parking and access to Aghla More were similar to that indicated by Onzy and described by Harry Goodman's route from the north.
Note however that there is a "private road" sign on each of the three short boreens leading from the road west and south of Prockliss Lough towards the northern end of Altan Lough.
The occupant of the house at the end of the southernmost boreen was at home however and granted us permission to cross his land to access the river.
Following heavy rain the night before, the centre-most of the stepping stones was 8" / 200mm under water but we crossed the river safely at the weir where the river leaves Altan Lough.
Onzy suggests the low lying ground across the river might be purgatorial in the wet, he's right, it is! However I think it would be tough going if it were dry as well, Very rough bog and tussocky grass make for slow and careful progress. Underfoot conditions improve dramatically once an altitude of about 300m is attained and the rest of the circuit was a joy.
Note, you'll encounter a further "private land no entry" sign on the return leg when you recross the river, so it probably is a good idea to ask permission. Linkback:
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zeaphod on Aghla More, 2005
by zeaphod  4 May 2005
Completed the trio of Aghlas on Sunday past, when the rain cleared miracluously after thunder and lightning. We started from the fish farm at the west end of lough Altan. Note that some of the guide books mention starting "100m north from the fish farm" This farm lane is now marked no trespassing, we headed a further 150m north up the road, turning off at the next abandoned farmhouse and heading almost directly for Aghla Beg. Two fences to cross, then about an hour of boggy ground before the pull directly to the summit (some scree patches to cross). An easy tramp east to Ardloughnabrackbaddy, then south to Aghla More. descend on the NW spur (steepish) back to the fish farm, crossing the river on stepping stones. 5 hours at an easy pace, with a couple of stops. Linkback:
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simon3 on Aghla More, 2002
by simon3  21 Sep 2002
Aghla More gleams in the uncommon sunlight in this picture taken on the Glover walk, 2002. Linkback:
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Picture: Lough Altan, Mackoght and Errigal on the way up
Great Scenic Walk
by Aidy  1 Mar 2016
Went up here on Sunday in fine weather, along with the other Aghlas. I parked at a lay by with room for several cars near B 96944 21811 E, and followed the track north into the bog. Eventually it cut through a small corner of the forest, and emerging again, I left the now faint trail and went west across the bog to Altan Tower. From there I walked a short way along the loughside beach, and made the steep climb up Aghla More's steep southern side, going over a couple of false summits before reaching the quartz covered, pointed top. Views were breathtaking on the way up, over Lough Altan to Mackoght and Errigal. A bit higher and I was rewarded with more views over Lough Fiain to the Aghla Begs, and finally over the whole of North Donegal. Brilliant mountain. Linkback:
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