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Derryveagh Mountains Area , Cen: Errigal Subarea
Feature count in area: 38, all in Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 11, 2, 6
Highest Place: Errigal 751m

Starting Places (29) in area Derryveagh Mountains:
Aleahan Lough, Altderry Bridge, An Chúirt Hotel, Astelleen Burn Waterfall, Derryreel Lough, Dunlewy Lough E, Dunlewy Lough Viewing Point, Errigal Hostel, Errigal Parking, Glenveagh Bridge, Glenveagh National Park SW, Glenveigh Castle, Keel Lough N, Losset North, Lough Acrobane Farmhouse, Lough Ascardan, Lough Barra Slipway CP, Lough Barra W, Meenagoppoge Burn Bridge, Mín Uí Bhaoil, Muckish Gap Shrine, Muckish North Access Road, Nabrackbaddy Lough, Procklis Lough, River Barra Bridge NE, River Barra Bridge SW, Sand Lough NE, Sruhancrolee Bridge, Stranamarragh Bridge

Summits & other features in area Derryveagh Mountains:
Cen: Dooish: Dooish 651.5m, Dooish SW Top 528m, Dooish SE Top 553.9m, Saggartnadooish 506.4m, Saggartnadooish East Top 478.9m
Cen: Errigal: Errigal 751m, Mackoght 555m
Cen: Glenveagh Upper: Crockfadda 485m, Crockfadda East Top 454m, Crockballaghgeeha 480m, Crockmulroney 430m, Staghall Mountain 486m, Croaghnasaggart 480m, Maumlack 480m
Cen: Lough Keel (Meencorwick): Crockglass 489m, Addernymore 416m, Grogan More 457m, Crocknafarragh 517m, Crocknafarragh SE Top 470m
Cen: Slieve Snaght: Crockfadda 529m, Crockfadda NE Top 502m, Crocknasharragh 495m, Drumnalifferny Far NE Top 535m, Bingorms 578m, Drumnalifferny Mountain 596m, Drumnalifferny Mountain NE Top 585m, Slieve Snaght 678m
N: Aghla: Aghla Beg 563.9m, Aghla Beg South Top 602.3m, Aghla More 581.2m, Ardloughnabrackbaddy 472.5m, Crocknalaragagh 470.6m
N: Muckish: Muckish 667.1m, Croaghaderry 222m, Crockawama 238m, Derryreel 232m
S: Doochary: Croaghleconnell 266m
S: Dungloe: Crovehy 315m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Mackoght, 555m Mountain Mac Uchta A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Mac Uchta [OSI], 'son of the mountain-breast') Wee Errigal an extra name in English, Donegal County in Ulster province, in Arderin Lists, Mac Uchta is the 407th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference B94018 21474, OS 1:50k mapsheet 1
Place visited by: 255 members, recently by: eimirmaguire, CianDavis, Carolineswalsh, miriam, Tuigamala, ronanmckee, FoxyxxxLoxy, Ansarlodge, Padraigin, Lyner, JohnHoare, oreills8, CusackMargaret, farmerjoe, Oscar-mckinney
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.094387, Latitude: 55.040599, Easting: 194018, Northing: 421474, Prominence: 150m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 593966 921457
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)
Notes on name: Also known as Wee Errigal. The ucht referred to in Mac Uchta is Errigal itself.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Mckght, 10 char: Mackoght

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Summary for Mackoght (Mac Uchta): I could stay up here for days
Summary created by jackill 2011-03-21 10:17:13
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Picture: Mackoght with the Aghlas behind, Dooish on the right from Errigals summit
Park in the car park at Errigal CP (B94291 19734).From the car park corner you can follow a wet track on either side of the stream up to the col between Errigal and Mackoght. Just after a large cairn at A (B94151 20379) turn right and drop down initially before heading up to the summit. Try to follow the crest of one of the rock ridges that sweep down the mountains flanks , this makes the going much easier.
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simon3 on Mackoght
by simon3 30 Sep 2002
Mackoght I suppose will always live in the shadow of Errigal often considered one of the most impressive looking mountains in Ireland. It is the highest summit in this picture, shown at the top of the picture. Mackoght is the next summit below Errigal, with Beaghy (392m) the smaller peak beneath it again. The picture was taken looking SW from a point on the ridge between Aghla Beg South and Aghla More. Between this point and Beaghy is the hidden Lough Altan, which stretches some 2km left to right. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/349/comment/151/
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Picture: Macknoght from the N slopes of Errigal
gerrym on Mackoght
by gerrym 3 Dec 2005
I have climbed Macknoght directly from the carpark at the foot of Errigal which was a quick but rewarding up and down. For this route I first tackled Errigal from the N and descended by the much more travelled route leading down to the col with Macknoght. From here it is a short climb of 20 mins to the rocky outcrops on the summit. The sheer scale of Errigal is very evident from here, completely dominating the view to the W - the real views are N to one of the most picturesque scenes imaginable over Atlan Lough to the slopes of Aghla More and further to the rest of the Aghlas and Muckish.
I dropped down steeply to the NE over large and then smaller scree (great fun with feet sinking in about 6" as went down). Contour to the E continuing to drop down and pick up a fence heading towards Beaghy. Macknoght looks really impressive from here, its profile of distorted rock strata, sheer drops and scree slopes blocking the late autumn sunshine - almost a mini Errigal. As climb to the summit of Beaghy the sun began to shine on my back once again to give great views down over Atlan Lough. Drop down again to the E along the very steep drops down into the Lough until can eventually drop to the lough shore, crossing the river to the ruined dwelling - if I won the Lottery i know which house i would renovate no matter the cost. Fantastic hill with views to match and can be approached from a number of directions and be built into as long and demanding a day as you want. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/349/comment/2072/
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skyehigh on Mackoght
by skyehigh 26 Mar 2005
This pic, taken from Arnold Schwarzenegger's north ridge, shows Danny De Vito alias Mackoght. For a bonus, beyond are the graceful curves of Dooish. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/349/comment/1600/
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skyehigh on Mackoght
by skyehigh 6 Apr 2005
As evidenced by our ratings, Mackoght is perhaps a better mountain to view from than to look at. Errigal is unattractive from this viewpoint, but Aghla More looks magnificent.... Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/349/comment/1562/
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pdtempan on Mackoght
by pdtempan 15 Nov 2003
Mackoght, also known as Wee Errigal, seen here from the northern slopes of Errigal. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/349/comment/745/
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