Croaghconnellagh 523m mountain, Bluestack Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Croaghconnellagh Mountain Cruach Conallach A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruach Conallach [SOD], 'stack of the Cenél Conaill') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Leucogranite and porphyritic aplogranite Bedrock

Height: 523m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: H02300 86300
Place visited by 57 members. Recently by: guestuser, Grumbler, pmeldrum, simon3, leonardt, Peter Walker, Lauranna, Cobhclimber, johncromie, melohara, Hound-of-Ulster, shaunkelly, Ulsterpooka, Onzy, Colin Murphy
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Longitude: -7.965087, Latitude: 54.724685 , Easting: 202300, Northing: 386300 Prominence: 268m,  Isolation: 1.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 602249 886292,   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 498th highest place in Ireland. Croaghconnellagh is the second most southerly summit in the Bluestack Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghconnellagh in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cliffy Croaghconnellagh from the NE over the Lowerymore river. Small stream handrail at right.
 
Rough summit with steep sides and subject to rising water hazards.
Short Summary created by simon3  31 May 2019
Croaghconnellagh has rough wild summit area with numerous false tops and as of 2019 several cairns. Croaghconnellagh isn't the easiest summit to reach even though the N15 runs close to it. The direct routes from the road are over extremely steep ground on the SE side of the mountain. There is a car park at around H042873 A. Cross the river using the Barnes Bridge and walk up the left or SW side of the Lowerymore river starting the climb at H03963 87022 B. Find an overgrown but useable riverside track along the Lowerymore until you reach a small stream heading NW. Head up this and cross it when the land on the west side starts to become very steep. Climb until you can swing SE to reach the summit. This route is useable even in wet weather when the Lowerymore is high provided you can get across the small stream.
Other routes start at H03692 86632 C which involves picking a way through steep slopes to reach the top directly from the SE as does an even more direct and steep route from H03057 85788 D.
An easier route has been suggested starting from the west at H005 868 E near Lough Eske though it suffers from long grass. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/408/comment/5167/
 
From the Barnes River valley at the foot of Croag .. by gerrym   (Show all for Croaghconnellagh)
 
My Childhood Ideal Of A Mountain .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghconnellagh)
 
caution advised! .. by Ben Quinn   (Show all for Croaghconnellagh)
 
Tough but impressive top .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Croaghconnellagh)
 
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