Mackoght 555m mountain, Donegal NW Derryveagh Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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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Mackoght Mountain Mac Uchta A name in Irish
also Wee Errigal an extra name in English
(Ir. Mac Uchta [OSI], 'son of the mountain-breast') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 555m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B94018 21474
Place visited by 191 members. Recently by: FrankMc1964, conorjob, mountainmike, Deyzy, IncaHoots, Hilltop-Harrier, livelife2thefull, sandilandsn, strangeweaver, Pazapas, 40Shades, DeltaP, Niamhq, IainT, Lauranna
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Longitude: -8.094356, Latitude: 55.040608 , Easting: 194018, Northing: 421474 Prominence: 150m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 593968 921458,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mckght, 10 char: Mackoght
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

Also known as Wee Errigal. The ucht referred to in Mac Uchta is Errigal itself.   Mackoght is the 405th highest place in Ireland.

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zeaphod on Mackoght, 2004
by zeaphod  1 Jul 2004
Easily dismissed beside the larger Aghlas and Errigal, Mackoght is none the less well worth the easy walk to it's rocky top. The views and sense of exposure from the western cliffs are better than many higher summits. If it's very dry, take the Altan lough track to it's highest point, then head straight for Beaghy. Great views down to the lough. Then head straight for Mackoght, steep but short. Down to the col between Errigal and contour back round to head for the track you started on, or even better, climb Errigal as well. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/349/comment/1009/
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Picture: Aghla More looking volcanic with streaming clouds.
 
Easy Restart After Involuntary Break In Hillwalking
by Aidy  19 Jan 2016
Started out at the car park on the R251 commonly used for Errigal, then headed up on to the col between Errigal and Mackoght. Straightforward walk from there to the summit. It was my first day out in a long time due to other commitments and a few wintry bugs, so this fit the bill nicely to ease me back in. Visibility was very bad, in thick cloud most of the way up, but at the summit, the clouds seemingly magically parted to give me a glimpse of the view over Lough Altan to Aghla More. After the lower boggy section (so bad that I didn't bother with hiking boots, taking wellies instead) the ground was surprisingly dry, even after our soggy winter, and the mountain has a wonderfully rocky character. A really enjoyable walk, and great to be back at it again. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/349/comment/18426/
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csd on Mackoght, 2003
by csd  13 Sep 2003
The summit of Mackoght, complete with painted name board. I'm sure the views are fantastic, but unfortunately the clouds had descended. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/349/comment/638/
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Picture: Mackoght With Errigal In The Background. Taken From The Summit Of Breaghy
 
dino on Mackoght, 2005
by dino  7 Nov 2005
Errigal's little brother and well worth a climb. The ascent involves carefully picking a trail across many rocky areas but it's solid and dry underfoot most of the way. I climbed this on Halloween from Breaghy on my way to Errigal and the sun appeared just as I approached the summit :) Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/349/comment/2038/
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Worth the extra effort
by joekdp  7 Oct 2014
Climbed Errigal & straight over to Mackoght. Path up Mac is not straightforward or obvious at times but well worth the effort for views over Lough. Also lets you appreciate how large Errigal is. Unlike Errigal had the peak to myself. Up & down the 2 peaks in 3 hours, great way to spend a late morning. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/349/comment/17713/
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murphysw on Mackoght, 2007
by murphysw  4 Jun 2007
The poor little runt taken from the big bro! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/349/comment/2726/
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