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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
An Cnoc Mór 349mAn Mhaoil Mhór (Owey Island) 102mBallystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCnoc Colbha 363mCnoc na Naomh 155.9mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMoyle Hill 148mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mTroscshliabh 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh:   Drumnalifferny Far NE Top 535m
Derryveagh Mountains:   An Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Fada 529mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir thuaidh) 502mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir) 454mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Dubhais 651.5mAn Dubhais (mullach thiar theas) 528mAn Dubhais (mullach thoir theas) 553.9mAn Eachla Bheag 563.9mAn Eachla Bheag (mullach theas) 602.3mAn Eachla Mhór 581.2mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Earagail 751mAn Grogán Mór 457mAn Mhucais 667.1mArd Loch na mBreac Beadaí 472.5mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na bhFaircheach 517mCnoc na bhFaircheach (mullach thoir theas) 470mCnoc na Searrach 495mCnoc Uí Mhaolruanaidh 430mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mMac Uchta 555mMám an Leaca 480mNa Beanna Gorma 578mNa Leargacha 470.6mSagart na Dubhaise 506.4mSaggartnadooish East Top 478.9mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí 596mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí (mullach thoir thuaidh) 585mSliabh Sneachta 678m
Fanad:   Cashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mCnoc na dTeannála 152mDroim an Bhothaigh 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCionn Bheatha 384mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mLeahanmore 442mMaol na nDamh 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Crocknafarragh Mountain Cnoc na bhFaircheach A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na bhFaircheach [OSI], 'hill of the [obscure element]') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 517m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B87809 16752
Place visited by 42 members. Recently by: paulbrown, Grumbler, Lauranna, Fergalh, finkey86, 40Shades, shaunkelly, Cobhclimber, melohara, sandilandsn, eoghancarton, windy, markmjcampion, simoburn, chalky
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Longitude: -8.191272, Latitude: 54.998079 , Easting: 187809, Northing: 416752 Prominence: 172m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 587761 916737,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crcknf, 10 char: Crcknfrgh
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

This is the highest peak on the ridge between Dún Lúiche / Dunlewy and Loch an Iúir / Loughanure. The second element in this name is unclear. In the Ordnance Survey Name Book John O’Donovan recorded two possibilities: ‘hill of thunder’ or ‘hill of the lofts’.   Cnoc na bhFaircheach is the 513th highest place in Ireland.

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A panorama of NW highlights. .. by group   (Show all for Cnoc na bhFaircheach)
 
A commanding viewpoint .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Cnoc na bhFaircheach)
 
Climbed 29-05-06. The limited attention given to .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Cnoc na bhFaircheach)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na bhFaircheach in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Crocknafarragh (R), Slieve Snaght (back) and Crockglass (L) from Grogan More
 
Easy ascent for a nice tour with stunning views
by David-Guenot  30 Sep 2013
Followed Harry Goodman's advice and climbed Crocknafarragh on 13. June as part of a five-summit circuit, also including Grogan More, Crocknafarragh SE Top, Crockglass and Addernymore. Started from north of Lough Keel at B8462 1676 I and tackled Grogan More first before making my way to Crocknafarragh. As seen on picture, and as described by Harry and eflanaga, the col between the two summits is covered with peat hags. Therefore I decided to head towards Grogan Beg (flat summit left on the picture, 424m point on OSI map), which was a good idea as it enabled me to enjoy firm ground and great views over Errigal and its neighbours between two peat hag sections. After crossing the last peat hags, a regular ascent starts, getting easier as the ground becomes firmer. From Grogan More through Grogan Beg, it is a 45-50 min walk to the 503m point (small rocky mound right of the summit on picture). Add a few more minutes to reach the top at 517m. Fantastic views all around, to Grogan More, the ocean and Tievealehid to the north, Errigal and Dooish to the north-east, and the Slieve Snaght range (see picture) to the south-east (could not see much to the west and south because of the cloudy weather). Prominent as it is, Crocknafarragh happens to be a good landmark to identify the surrounding summits. From the top it is a short, highly recommended stroll to Crocknafarragh SE Top (12-15 min) and Crockglass (add another 15 min). Finally made my way to Addernymore and back to the car via the road south of Lough Keel.

I would not necessarily recommend climbing Addernymore -unless you are a hill-bagger !- but going back along the ridge west of Crocknafarragh through 409m point. Or maybe continuing on the ridge north of Crockglass and down to Dunlewy Lough (if two cars available)... or maybe even starting a four-summit trip from there ?

Definitely an enjoyable walk, with no other difficulty than the distance and... the peat hags ! Rewarding views all along and all around and a great sensation of isolation, as I did not meet anybody until I was back on the road ! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/418/comment/15026/
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The High Route around Glentornan Lough .. by jsramsey1491   (Show all for Cnoc na bhFaircheach)
 
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