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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
Place visited by 43 members. Recently by: ilenia, paulbrown, Grumbler, Lauranna, Fergalh, finkey86, 40Shades, shaunkelly, Cobhclimber, melohara, sandilandsn, eoghancarton, windy, markmjcampion, simoburn
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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 509th highest place in Ireland.

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A panorama of NW highlights. .. by group   (Show all for Cnoc na bhFaircheach) Picture about mountain Cnoc na bhFaircheach in area Donegal NW, Ireland
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:
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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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