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Croaghconnellagh Mountain Cruach Chonallach A name in Irish (Ir. Cruach Chonallach [SOD#], 'stack of the Cenél Conaill') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Leucogranite and porphyritic aplogranite Bedrock

Height: 523m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: H02296 86371
Place visited by 60 members. Recently by: wintersmick, ilenia, BogRunner1, eoghancarton, Grumbler, pmeldrum, simon3, leonardt, Peter Walker, Lauranna, Cobhclimber, johncromie, melohara, Hound-of-Ulster, shaunkelly
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Longitude: -7.965148, Latitude: 54.725323 , Easting: 202296, Northing: 386371 Prominence: 268m,  Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 602245 886363,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghcn, 10 char: Crghcnlgh
Bedrock type: Leucogranite and porphyritic aplogranite, (Barnesmore Granite, G3 varieties of sheet complex)

The prominent hill to the east of the Gap, near Lough Mourne, is Croaghonagh, or Cruach Eoghanach, signifying the western boundary of Cenel or Tír Eoghain, while the hill facing it on the western side is Croaghconnelagh or Cruach Conallach, the frontier of Tír Chonaill (www.donegallibrary.ie).   Croaghconnellagh is the 500th highest place in Ireland.

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Rough summit with steep sides and subject to risi .. by group   (Show all for Croaghconnellagh (Cruach Chonallach))
 
From the Barnes River valley at the foot of Croag .. by gerrym   (Show all for Croaghconnellagh (Cruach Chonallach))
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghconnellagh (<i>Cruach Chonallach</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: A selection of the multiplicity of cairns at the summit.
 
Tough but impressive top
by Colin Murphy  31 Aug 2015
There's no easy way up this hill as it is pretty isolated from everything around it in terms of elevation and pretty much every side of it is steep. In fact some approaches are precipitous. I had the misfortune to have to climb it from the NW after a day's weary bagging and was faced with a 350m steep ascent to round off my walk. I approached from Croaghanirwore and began ascending from the Barnes River at H005 868 E. The initial bit was ok, although there is a lot of knee-length grass to contend with. After a few hundred metres the slope steepens and more rocks and boulders appear. The ground finally eases at about 470m elevation. The summit is difficult to identify and there are multiple points marked by cairns, although the one my GPS led me to was at least 10m below another cairn. Suggest you visit the lot to be sure, to be sure! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/408/comment/18278/
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