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Derryveagh Mountains Area   N: Aghla Subarea
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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.   An Eachla Mhór is the 333rd highest place in Ireland.

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Taking a bearing SW from Aghla Beg’s southern sum .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Aghla More (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:
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Completed the trio of Aghlas on Sunday past, when .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Aghla More (An Eachla Mhór))
Aghla More gleams in the uncommon sunlight in thi .. by simon3   (Show all for Aghla More (An Eachla Mhór))
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