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Derryveagh Mountains Area   N: Aghla Subarea
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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 Ulster Province, 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)

P.W. Joyce, interprets this name as Ir. eachla or eachlann, 'stable', suggesting it is an example of a mountain named after a feature situated at its foot [INP]. However, Patrick McKay prefers to see the modern form as a re-interpretation of the original name Achla, a form of Aichill, meaning 'a look-out point or prospect' (Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names). Achill Island in Mayo (Ir. Acaill) may well be derived from the same root.   An Eachla Bheag is the 382nd highest place in Ireland.

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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. Linkback:
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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. Linkback:
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Glacial Deposit
by jsramsey1491  5 Jul 2015
Folks, Does anyone know how the long tongue of material extending from the north shoulder of Aghla Beg was formed. It is triangular in cross-section and extends northwards from the aforementioned shoulder about 500 to 600 metres.This a favourite way up Aghla Beg and many of those who have ascended the mountain must have wondered about this strangely, artificial structure. Assuming it is compacted debris I calculate it has a mass of about 3,000,000 tonnes. Some kind of glacial deposit perhaps! I have tried posting a photo but with no luck.
The three peaks constituting The Aghlas are a wonderful climb and the all round views are very, very impressive, exceeded only, in nmy opinion, by those from Slieve League and Dooish.
I'll keep trying to post a pic of this phenomenon of which I must have six or seven.

Many thanks to Simon Stewart for posting the photo for me. Linkback:
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