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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
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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 378th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Gaugin Mountain (<i>An Gáigín</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn
A quick rewarding outlier
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  29 Aug 2013
Taking the R253 from Ballybofey, continue about 18km passing through the tiny hamlet of Commeen. A few km further you will see a narrow road to your left at point 976 967 A. Drive down this, crossing a narrow bridge, the road swings to the right and deteriorates in quality, becoming an unsurfaced track just past a farmhouse. (As a courtesy, you make wish to ask the farmer if it is ok to continue along the track, although he was very accommodating the day I was there.) There is a grassy lay-by 100 m past the farm. Park here and head directly up the back of the parking area, moving directly east. The climb is quite steep but straightforward. The going is pretty firm with a few squishy spots, long reedy grasses which ease as you ascent, becoming a mixture of grass, rocks and heather, although nothing too difficult. You will ascent 500m is less than a km so it is steep, after which it finally eases a little as you approach the top, which is quite distinct and marked by a fine cairn. There are excellent views to be had of the nearby Bluestacks and Errigal and associated mts to the north. Time from car to summit: 1 hour. Linkback:
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