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Arroo Mountain 523m, Keeloges 452m,
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Dartry Mountains Area   NE: Arroo Keeloges Subarea
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Arroo Mountain Mountain Sliabh Aradh A name in Irish Ir. Sliabh Áradh [], 'ladder-mountain’ or ‘mountain of the
Leitrim County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 523m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G83304 52068
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Longitude: -8.257933, Latitude: 54.416951 , Easting: 183304, Northing: 352068 Prominence: 436m,  Isolation: 2.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 583258 852072,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ArMntn, 10 char: ArMntn
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

Arroo is a townland in Rossinver parish, barony of Rosclogher. The name may be derived from Ir. áradh, ‘ladder’. Alternatively, it may be related to Welsh arro, ‘bank’. Either way, the name seems to refer to the steep slopes of Arroo Mountain which rise from the shore of Lough Melvin.   Arroo Mountain is the 497th highest place in Ireland. Arroo Mountain is the most northerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Arroo Mountain (<i>Sliabh Aradh</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View west from Arroo Mt to Keeloges Mt. (left) with Truskmore and Tievebaun beyond .
An unexpected treat
by Harry Goodman  17 Nov 2011
Climbed Arroo Mt as part of a circuit which also included Aganny Top, Agalateeve and Keeloges. Having parked off road about 100m south we took a well defined lane up from Aganlish G8048152522 A. The area we parked at was along the boundary wall of a house but as no one was at home I asked a farmer tending sheep nearby if he thought I could park there and he said he did not see it as a problem as the car was off road and not obstructing access. The track up was good and finally petered out about 1k up. A little further along we came to some ruined farm buildings and just beyond these a stream. As we followed the stream uphill it formed an obvious and deep gulley which we then continued along on the high left hand bank to its end and then along a fence running uphill to a fence junction at G8243651919 B. We then continued up along another small but obvious gulley in the hillside to and up through an eroded area of peat hags to G8278051878 C some 2.5 k into the walk and just below the crest of the summit ridge. On reaching the crest we walked E along its broad flat top to the Trig Pillar and a substantial cairn G8330452069 D. For the purist the ground seems to be a little higher some 40/50 metres just SW of the cairn at G8328352047 E. Distance from start 3.17k.Views out over Lough Melvin to NE and the Bluestacks to the N were superb as were those W over Truskmore and S to the Castegal ridge. Rather than retrace our steps we then headed for S for Aganny Top. Linkback:
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