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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 66, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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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 380th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Eachla Bheag in area Donegal NW, Ireland
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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/336/comment/18451/
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Summit cairn .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for An Eachla Bheag)
 
Glacial Deposit .. by jsramsey1491   (Show all for An Eachla Bheag)
 
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