; Aghla More 581.2m mountain, Donegal NW Derryveagh Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Brassel Mountain: Interesting view.

Lettershinna Hill: Simple ascent , tremendous views, bring insect repellant.

Burren: Ballyvaghan Woods Loop

3 lists completed by 2 Mountainviewers in 1 w

Garraun South Top: Great scenery, top nothing to write home about

Burren: Black Head Ramble

Meall Cheo: Small is beautiful

Gibbs Island

Meall Cheo: Middle of a good ridge walk

Near Knocknarea, Ox Mountains (Ireland)

Leenaun Hill Far North-West Top: Little ascended top with fine views

Glencullen Hiking

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
An Cnoc Mór 349mAn Mhaoil Mhór (Owey Island) 102mBallystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCnoc Colbha 363mCnoc na Naomh 155.9mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMoyle Hill 148mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mTroscshliabh 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh:   Drumnalifferny Far NE Top 535m
Derryveagh Mountains:   An Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Fada 529mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir thuaidh) 502mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir) 454mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Dubhais 651.5mAn Dubhais (mullach thiar theas) 528mAn Dubhais (mullach thoir theas) 553.9mAn Eachla Bheag 563.9mAn Eachla Bheag (mullach theas) 602.3mAn Eachla Mhór 581.2mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Earagail 751mAn Grogán Mór 457mAn Mhucais 667.1mArd Loch na mBreac Beadaí 472.5mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na bhFaircheach 517mCnoc na bhFaircheach (mullach thoir theas) 470mCnoc na Searrach 495mCnoc Uí Mhaolruanaidh 430mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mMac Uchta 555mMám an Leaca 480mNa Beanna Gorma 578mNa Leargacha 470.6mSagart na Dubhaise 506.4mSaggartnadooish East Top 478.9mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí 596mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí (mullach thoir thuaidh) 585mSliabh Sneachta 678m
Fanad:   Cashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mCnoc na dTeannála 152mDroim an Bhothaigh 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCionn Bheatha 384mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mLeahanmore 442mMaol na nDamh 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.
Rating graphic.
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
Place visited by 175 members. Recently by: dregishjake, Kilcoobin, Kilcubbin, dregish, ochils_trekker, eamonoc, Podgemus, ilenia, abcd, Grumbler, arderincorbett, Mike-Mor, briankelly, finkey86, mountainmike
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.   An Eachla Mhór is the 333rd highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/306/
COMMENTS for An Eachla Mhór << Prev page 1 2  
Follow this place's comments
Taking a bearing SW from Aghla Beg’s southern sum .. by eflanaga   (Show all for An Eachla Mhór)
 
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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/306/comment/18272/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Completed the trio of Aghlas on Sunday past, when .. by zeaphod   (Show all for An Eachla Mhór)
 
Aghla More gleams in the uncommon sunlight in thi .. by simon3   (Show all for An Eachla Mhór)
 
Great Scenic Walk .. by Aidy   (Show all for An Eachla Mhór)
 
COMMENTS for An Eachla Mhór << Prev page 1 2
(End of comment section for An Eachla Mhór.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1300 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007