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Doughruagh Mountain Dúchruach A name in Irish
(Ir. Dúchruach [TR], 'black stack') Galway County, in Arderin List, Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites Bedrock

Height: 526m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L75059 59430
Place visited by 97 members. Recently by: Grumbler, pdtempan, FrankMc1964, OisinD, arderincorbett, Fergalh, GSheehy, ckilm, ilenia, eamonoc, patmoran, ColinCallanan, liz50, juliewoods, IainT
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Longitude: -9.886692, Latitude: 53.570049 , Easting: 75059, Northing: 259430 Prominence: 211m,  Isolation: 0.1km
ITM: 475036 759450,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dghrgh, 10 char: Doughruagh
Bedrock type: Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites, (Metagabbro and Related Lithologies)

Half-way up Doughruagh on very steep ground is a statue of the Sacred Heart, erected in 1932 by the Benedictine nuns of Kylemore Abbey in thanks for their safe delivery to Kylemore. They had been forced to abandon their convent near Ypres in Belgium during hostilities in World War I. Walks: for a route on the S face of Doughruagh , see Kevin Corcoran, West of Ireland Walks, 93-101 or Paddy Dillon, Connemara, 38-44.   Doughruagh is the 481st highest place in Ireland.

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Rocky summit with access issues from Kylemore Abbey
Short Summary created by liz50  22 Mar 2017
Located behind Kylemore Abbey, it has been reported that access from the grounds is no longer allowed. It is possible to park in a small lay-by at L77637 58711 A and walk approx 30m along the road to a 'gate' with access to a grassy field and the saddle below Doughruagh. A steep rocky ascent to the summit. An alternative start point to the West at L72134 59157 B with roadside parking. Ascend ridge to Currywongaun and small drop across wet bog before a steep rocky ascent to the summit. The top is rocky and dotted with lakes and pools and fine views over Connemara Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/400/comment/5159/
 
Located just behind the famous and picturesque Ky .. by eoin   (Show all for Doughruagh)
 
Parked on the NE of Kylemore Lough (just where th .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Doughruagh)
 
Parking problem .. by Jamessheerin   (Show all for Doughruagh)
 
This photo taken on a misty day in May shows Doug .. by simon3   (Show all for Doughruagh)
 
One way up Doughruagh is described by Tony Whilde .. by simon3   (Show all for Doughruagh)
 
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