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Gaugin Mountain Mountain An Gáigín A name in Irish
(Ir. An Gáigín [OSI], 'the little cleft') Donegal County, 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 34 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, arderincorbett, Grumbler, Lauranna, Cobhclimber, Fergalh, melohara, Aidy, shaunkelly, 40Shades, Onzy, simoburn, chalky, David-Guenot, Wilderness
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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).   Gaugin Mountain is the 377th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Gaugin from Glascarns Hill
gerrym on Gaugin Mountain, 2009
by gerrym  7 Sep 2009
The start of this walk is reached by the narrow road encircling the mountain (off the R253), which crosses a very narrow bridge and is tarmac for the most part. After passing a couple of houses there is a layby to park (972952 B) before the gate (can open) barring way to the forestry plantation. Continue along the track into the forest, recent harvesting giving the scent of the freshly cut timber stacked at the sides of the track. There is a gradual rise and short drop before reaching a walkers signpost heading for the side of Glascarns Hill - there is now a clear area rising through the trees to the left up Gaugin. As rise through the trees the view opens out along the length of the Reelin river valley and the main ridge of the Bluestacks. The going is surprisingly good, though wet. Cross the boundary fence for the forest and folow it uphill, with the high gap of Struell taking sight beyond the near vertical sides of Glascarns Hil. There is an area of thick spongy ground which thankfully eases near to the rockier top. I reached the cairn in 1 hr 10 mins. There are magnificent views from the top - N to the jagged ridge of the Urris Hills and Ragtin More with part of Lough Foyle visible, W a line of cloud was brushing Muckish, capping the Aghlas, Macknoght and Errigal but leaving Slieve Snaght bathed in golden sunshine, Aran Island, the Maghera cliffs, Slieve League, Culcaigh and the Sperrin mtns were also within easy sight. Locally there are great perspectives on the Bluestacks themselves, none more so than the steep ground surrounding Cronloughan as it rises up to Glascarns Hill. If the east wind had not been so strong and biting i could have spent considerably longer on the summit. I dropped down due W, picking up the forest boundary and following the fence downhill alongside an area of extrensive clearfell, a quick 1/2 hour descent brought me to the car. Probably best done on its own but well worth the effort for the commanding views over the rest of the Bluestacks and most of Donegal. Linkback:
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