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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)
 
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Picture: Looking across to Errigal from Crocknafarragh summit
 
A commanding viewpoint
by Harry Goodman  13 Aug 2010
My approach to this hill was from Grogan More as the second top to be visited in a five top round on 10 August 2010. Initially I dropped down to a broad boggy coll which was extensively coverd by peat hags. However having noted eflanga's comment that this might be a problem area in wetter weather and having also noted its extent from my view point on Grogan More, with gaiters in place, I strode purposefully on, in and out, up and over, slipping and sliding for what was the only real setback on grand hill circuit. However I was soon on much firmer ground and even some rock on my approach up to Crocknafarragh. My first objective was the rocky top of Pt 503 at B8737616842 E for views down to tiny Mullincrick L before a short drop down to a coll and an equally short walk up to the summit cairn at 517m the highest point of my round.This proved to be a beautiful spot to simply sit and take in the beautiful scenery. Best of all it provided me with a platform to go on and visit three other tops not previously commented on in MV's, Crocknafarragh SE Top, only fifteen minutes away and the more distant Crockglass and Addernymore. ( For continuation of this route see my comments on Crocknafarragh SE Top). If the walk is to be terminated at this point return to Pt 503 and then go WSW down the ridge over Pt 409 B861166 C and then down to the N end of L Caol B845169 F and the road. Turn right and follow back to the car park. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/418/comment/6009/
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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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