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Gaugin Mountain Mountain An Gáigín A name in Irish
(Ir. An Gáigín [OSI], 'the little cleft') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Pale quartzite, pebble beds, rare schist Bedrock

Height: 565m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6&11 Grid Reference: G98323 94999
Place visited by 35 members. Recently by: eoghancarton, Ulsterpooka, arderincorbett, Grumbler, Lauranna, Cobhclimber, Fergalh, melohara, Aidy, shaunkelly, 40Shades, Onzy, simoburn, chalky, David-Guenot
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Longitude: -8.02686, Latitude: 54.802828 , Easting: 198323, Northing: 394999 Prominence: 290m,  Isolation: 3.1km
ITM: 598272 894989,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GgnMnt, 10 char: GgnMntn
Bedrock type: Pale quartzite, pebble beds, rare schist, (Gaugin Quartzite Formation)

In a note on the townland of Dergroagh, James O'Kane says that it is sometimes called Cúl Gáigín. He also records the name Sruthán an Chut Chaoil in Dergroagh, which may relate to the same cleft feature from which Gáigín is named (JOK).   An Gáigín is the 375th highest place in Ireland.

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A quick rewarding outlier .. by group   (Show all for An Gáigín)
 
Short and simple .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for An Gáigín)
 
The start of this walk is reached by the narrow r .. by gerrym   (Show all for An Gáigín)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Gáigín in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Huge views north.
 
Big views from the small area of the summit that is flattish.
by simon3  11 Aug 2012
The summit area has views in many directions such as towards the Derryveaghs, the rest of the Bluestacks and the Inishowen Penisula.

Perhaps for the reason given by murphysw it also has a magnificent cairn, seen here in front of a skyline with some of the best loved summits of Donegal including (l to r) Slieve Snaght (Derryveagh), Errigal and to the right of the cairn, Muckish. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/334/comment/14757/
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Gaugin (pronounced Gaw-geen by the locals) is def .. by murphysw   (Show all for An Gáigín)
 
I took this picture of Gaugin when I driving in t .. by murphysw   (Show all for An Gáigín)
 
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