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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Aghla Beg Mountain An Eachla Bheag A name in Irish
(Ir. An Eachla Bheag [OSI], poss. 'little look-out point/prospect') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 563.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: B96152 25292
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Longitude: -8.061018, Latitude: 55.074925 , Easting: 196153, Northing: 425292 Prominence: 42.63m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 596103 925275,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Agh564, 10 char: Aghla Beg
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

Aghla Beg is the 381st highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Aghla Beg in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The Aghlas on the walk from Muckish to Errigal. The small lake in the foreground is not named. Agh
This is the view of the Aghlas on the walk from Muckish to Errigal. The small l
by johnpollock  12 Mar 2013
This view of the Aghlas is on the walk from Muckish to Errigal. After passing Crocnalaragagh, this daunting climb will come into view. The twin peaks of Aghla Beg (on the right) and Aghla Beg south. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/336/comment/14950/
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Picture: Aghla Beg taken from east of Lough Moilt
eflanaga on Aghla Beg, 2006
by eflanaga  11 Jun 2006
Climbed June 11th – A Mid Ulster Walking Club walk starting at Altderry Bridge IB96335 28155 A (122m) –Entering Falcaragh from Dunfanaghy take a left turn at crossroads in centre of village. Follow narrow country road for about 4K. Room for one or two cars at side of road without blocking entrance to tracks either side of road. Muckish lies to the left of the road, Aghla Beg’s twin peaks to the right with Crocknalaragagh straight ahead. Probably possible to take track on right just past bridge but we walked back up the road (towards Falcarragh) for about 50m and took track to left, which on the day was dry and firm but with evidence that it could be quite muddy in parts in more inclement conditions. Follow track until its natural end at makeshift bridge over stream IB96618 26480 B (204m). Cross fence and follow next fence up hill towards Aghla Beg’s north-eastern spur. Cross to right side of fence at your convenience. We waited until we had passed the stretch of heather on the right before doing so. Climb to height passing Loch Moilt which lies a little further to right under Aghla Beg’s extremely steep shale covered northern summit. Upon reaching height Lough Alurig comes into view immediately below. Turn right and ascend steeply up spine emerging on broad flat col. Strong but fairly warm south-westerly winds buffeted us as we dropped our packs at fence posts and took short climb to smaller northern summit. GPS reading here was IB 96154 25300 C (565m). Among the many great views Muckish dominates to east, Aghla Beg’s higher southern summit naturally limits views to south, Drumnaliffernan, Slieve Snaght etc are to SW, while to the west Errigal can be seen rising above and behind Aghla More, finally Tory Island is clearly visible to the north. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/336/comment/2396/
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zeaphod on Aghla Beg, 2003
by zeaphod  7 Oct 2003
Easy walk up along the forest tracks, then up through a firebreak onto the side of the east summit. Park at the forest entrance (1k east of Muckish gap, lots of forestry working signs) and then take the second right off the main track. About 1k later cut up through the firebreak. This is a commercial plantation, so this route has to be avoided when felling is in operation. A map would obviously be a great help, as the trees make navigation difficult and the forest tracks are marked on it! If this route is not possible, you can park at the Muckish gap and head straight for the target over Crocknalaragagh. Great views to Tory island. Nothing much for the sheep up here, but they're still about! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/336/comment/696/
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Picture: Lough Muilt seen from Aghla Beg's summit cairn
pdtempan on Aghla Beg, 2007
by pdtempan  3 Nov 2007
As Denise points out in her contribution on Aghla Beg (South), it is the cairn on Aghla Beg which is the largest in the area - larger than that on Aghla More and much larger than Aghla Beg (South), which is the highest peak in the group, though it has no name in its own right (the name Ardloughnabrackbaddy appears to apply properly to the lower 473m peak SW of Nabrackbaddy Lough). Perhaps this shows that absolute height was of less interest than other factors such as acreage, prominence and appearance from the valleys for the farming communities which named Ireland's mountains. After all, Slieve Meelbeg in the Mournes is higher than its neighbour Slieve Meelmore, and there are several other similar cases. Aghla Beg (South) lies further back when the Aghlas are seen from the N end of Lough Altan or the valley of the Tullaghobegly River. It is Aghla More and Aghla Beg which are prominent from this W side. Aghla Beg (South) is much more prominent from the valley of the Calabber River (S & E), but this valley is largely uninhabited, so this perspective may have been unimportant for the naming of the peaks in the group. Has anybody any other ideas? Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/336/comment/2882/
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Picture: Aghla Beg, left and Aghla Beg South from slopes of Aghla More
Magnificent Surroundings
by Aidy  1 Mar 2016
The last summit on a walk over all the Aghlas and Ardloughnabrackbaddy, and once the first, Aghla More, had been attained, the others were fairly easy. It was a short walk over on the col from Aghla Beg South and up to the large cairn on Aghla Beg. Great views of the surrounding mountains and loughs, and along the north coast, including Horn Head and Tory Island. I was sorry not to have had two cars so I could continue to Crocknalaragagh, but it would have been too much for my legs to have to return the way I came from that top, so I left it at four tops for the day and went back via the same route, contouring round Aghla More and back out to the R251. Hugely enjoyable walk in this great part of the world. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/336/comment/18451/
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Picture: Summit cairn
Summit cairn
by Colin Murphy  13 Jun 2010
The only one of the Aghlas that is marked by a cairn of any significance, Aghla Beg's is large enough to make up for the others, and is clearly identifiable even from Errigal on a clear day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/336/comment/5874/
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