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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 334th 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))
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Aghla More gleams in the uncommon sunlight in thi .. by simon3   (Show all for Aghla More (An Eachla Mhór)) Picture about mountain Aghla More (<i>An Eachla Mhór</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lough Altan, Mackoght and Errigal on the way up
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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 starC, 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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