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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Aghla Beg (<i>An Eachla Bheag</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmi1Ukel3GU&list=UUkdf1aBNXgCbRVmMfJkJllw
 
A PATRICK ZERKOWSKI FILM
by CaptainVertigo  15 Nov 2014
The closest I have gotten to the Aghlas to date is to observe them from Mackoght and Errigal. When I do get to walk that way I will be having another good look at Patrick Zerkowski's YouTube film "Aghla Mor and Aghla Beag" which is a very nicely put together piece. I think that serious walkers will much appreciate the fact that Patrick constantly identifies the mountains and lakes by naming them onscreen. This means that you get a really good look at what you will encounter on your route. Yes work on your maps, and read the wise words of those who have gone before. But don't forget that a picture paints a thousand words.
Patrick manages to show Errigal as a looming giant as he leaves Mackoght for the Aghlas. He comments:
"The biggest problem in this walk was for me crossing boggy wetland between Lough Altan and Mount Errigal. On my way back I had a plan to climb Errigal at the end of that walk but I lost too much power and a lot of time too crossing that boggy wet land and was too late. "
Now Patrick is a top class walker so believe what he says about those bogs!

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