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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 66, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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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 16754
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Longitude: -8.191272, Latitude: 54.998124 , Easting: 187809, Northing: 416754 Prominence: 172m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 587761 916742,   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 512th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na bhFaircheach in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: View NE from Crocknafarragh
 
A panorama of NW highlights.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  17 Nov 2011
The main disadvantage in climbing this hill is it's relative isolation, making it a top best climbed as part of a greater circuit involving other hills ( Grogan More, Crocknafarragh SE Top, Crockglass). For a direct ascent park off road at B846 167 A and walk SE around the N side of L. Caol to it's end at B850 163 B. Go initially NE up the line of a stream and then up the open hillside to Pt. 409 at B861166 C and then continue up ENE to Pt. 503 at B874 168 D. It is then a short drop down SE past tiny Mullincrick Lough (on right) and then an equally short walk up to the summit cairn. (While there, it is an easy walk of less than 30 mins out and back to bag the SE Top. Walk down SE to a col and then up over Pt. 463 to a small ring contour (470m) where a small cairn marks the top of Crocknafarragh SE Top on a surface so flat that a number of rocks could vie for such a distinction! In all a distance of about 700m with minimal assent.) Crocknafarragh is an excellent spot just to sit and take in the beautiful scenry of much of NW Donegal. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/418/comment/5177/
 
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)
 
Easy ascent for a nice tour with stunning views .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Cnoc na bhFaircheach)
 
The High Route around Glentornan Lough .. by jsramsey1491   (Show all for Cnoc na bhFaircheach)
 
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