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Croaghanirwore Mountain Cruach an Fhir Mhóir A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruach an Fhir Mhóir [SOD], 'stack of the big man') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Main granite (adamellite) Bedrock

Height: 548m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: H00226 89206
Place visited by 44 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, Grumbler, Lauranna, eoghancarton, Cobhclimber, leader1, melohara, Lucky1, AntrimRambler, johncromie, shaunkelly, ColinCallanan, Colin Murphy, Onzy, Aidy
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Longitude: -7.997273, Latitude: 54.750794 , Easting: 200226, Northing: 389206 Prominence: 93m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 600175 889197,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg549, 10 char: Crghnrwr
Bedrock type: Main granite (adamellite), (Barnesmore Granite, G2 variety)

An Fear Mór, 'the big man', occurs in a number of Irish place-names. It may refer to a giant or be a euphemism for the Devil. Cf. Crockanirmore, Crockanirvore and Oweyanirvore, all in Termmonmaguirk parish, Co. Tyrone; also Cuan an Fhir Mhóir, Greatman's Bay in Connemara, where the name is associated with the legend of a giant who fished for whales.   Croaghanirwore is the 425th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghanirwore in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cairn with Donegal Bay in the distance.
 
Wilderness awaits
by Colin Murphy  31 Aug 2015
One of the unfortunate things about this fine mountain is that although it is in close proximity to other summits, is that it is necessary to lose a great amount of the climbing you've already done and drop right down about 200m into a valley before beginning a fairly steep ascent. That said, it is worth the effort as, sitting in the heart of the Bluestacks, you really do get a sense of wilderness here. Great views in all directions, but it took me just over three hours to reach the top from Barnesmore Gap. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/363/comment/18277/
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