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Mullaghasturrakeen Mountain Mullach an Starraicín A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Mullach an Starraicín [PDT], 'summit of the steeple') Tyrone County, in Arderin List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 581m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H54778 94972
Place visited by 78 members. Recently by: ilenia, eamonoc, BogRunner1, arderincorbett, MichaelG55, LorraineG60, Lauranna, strangeweaver, trostanite, wicklore, PeakPaul, liz50, Geo, millsd1, Cobhclimber
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Longitude: -7.149065, Latitude: 54.799605 , Easting: 254778, Northing: 394972 Prominence: 46m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 654715 894962,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghst, 10 char: Mlghstrkn
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Dart Formation)

Mullaghasturrakeen is the 334th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Mullaghasturrakeen in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Spot the fence
Circuit with Mullaghclogha
by dr_banuska  25 Jan 2011
This dramatically-named mountain is often climbed as part of a traverse of 'the Mullaghs' - Mullaghcarbatagh and Mullaghclogher to the W and Mullaghclogha (highest peak in Tyrone) to the E. I had already climbed the first two as part of an earlier expedition that had to be abandoned due to intense fog, so just needed a handy start point for the two remaining peaks.

Heading W past the small village of Cranagh, I turned right up the minor road immediately before Glenroan bridge and a sign for Badony church. There's an old bar called The Glen just at the turn-off. Where the road forks, I headed right, up to a small forested area where there was room to park without blocking the road, about 543927 A. Don't drive any further as the road becomes a track with a gate a bit further ahead, where it would be hard to turn again. Setting off, I crossed the gate after a few mins and where the track arcs off to the left towards an abandoned farmhouse, I crossed another (wonky) gate and headed onto open hillside where a faint track continues for a time over some small brooks.

You can clearly see the col between this peak and Mullaghclogher (to the W) and after a while I just aimed for this via the path of least resistance. It was a tough enough slog, with large snowy patches with the recent weather. The views quickly opened up however, S over the Glenelly Valley and beyond to Mullaghcarn with its masts, and Bessy Bell with its windfarm to the SW. I could see another windfarm E of Mullaghcarn which I couldn't identify (around Pomeroy/Carrickmore direction).

I was glad to finally meet the fence which ran along the col, but sudden exposure to freezing winds was a shock to the system. I headed W uphill over terrain that was now almost completely snow-covered. This was my first experience of walking in deep snow and it was certainly memorable. I stayed close to the fence and even it was completely submerged by snow at a couple of points! Quite unsettling. I was often waist deep and once or twice had to drag myself up on my hands and knees! By now the views had opened up towards Owenreagh and its windfarm to the W (just how many of these are there in Tyrone alone? they seem to be breeding), with the snow-capped Derryveagh Mtns far beyond in Donegal (flat-topped Muckish being the most recognizable), and NW towards Lough Foyle and the Inishowen hills.

Luckily the going got a little easier towards the summit, marked typically by a meeting of fences. My next target, Mullaghclogha, could be seen clearly to the NE and thankfully proved a lot more manageable. Linkback:
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