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Inishowen Area   NW: Urris Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Slieve Snaght, 614.6m
Maximum height for area: 614.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 600 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Raghtin More Mountain Reachtain Mhór A name in Irish, also Slieve Keeroge an extra name in English (Ir. Reachtain Mhór [OSI], 'big [obscure element]') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 502m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2&3 Grid Reference: C33890 45576
Place visited by 123 members. Recently by: CusackMargaret, abacusms, Claybird007, Meenat, Cecil1976, johncusack, annem, a3642278, padstowe, sharonporter, Grumbler, eamonoc, srr45, Kilcoobin, mgkelly
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Longitude: -7.467835, Latitude: 55.255965 , Easting: 233890, Northing: 445576 Prominence: 407m,  Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 633832 945553,   GPS IDs, 6 char: RghtMr, 10 char: RghtnMore
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

This mountain has a megalithic cairn and circles at the summit [The Heritage of Inishowen, Mabel R. Colhoun]. It is known as Raghtin on the Buncrana side and as Coing (meaning 'roof beam') on the Urris side. Another alternative name, Slieve Keeroge, is recorded at logainm.ie and, with a slightly different spelling, Slieve Keerogue, on the 1st edition 6" map.   Raghtin More is the third highest mountain in the Inishowen area and the 566th highest in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/451/
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The smallest Inishowen Arderin .. by group   (Show all for Raghtin More (Reachtain Mhór))
 
The third and final leg of my attempt to bag the .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Raghtin More (Reachtain Mhór))
 
The best route for a medium walk is from Mamore G .. by eoin   (Show all for Raghtin More (Reachtain Mhór))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Raghtin More (<i>Reachtain Mhór</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: looking S to Urris Hills
 
gerrym on Raghtin More, 2008
by gerrym  30 May 2008
Started at Butlers Glen (358468 starC) which has off road parking and other facilities. A lovely walk up through the glen crosses the river a number of times with the sound of burbling water as a constant. An army of ferns were pushing their way skyward in the late spring sunshine which only reached part of the deep sided glen. Views down the glen reach to BInnion Hill and Tullagh Bay on the coast. Rounding a bend the spectacular waterfall comes into view. Climb steeply out of the glen to the left - would be a nightmare in the wet!
Join a track heading further up the valley for a short distance before dropping down (again steeply) to cross the river. Open hillside leads to the objective of Raghtin Beg ahead. The ground was spongy and would be very wet normally - was a bit of a slog to be honest. I did see a frog and a newt - a bat would have completed a perfect recipe for Shakespeares witches.
Clouds were forming off the sea in the E wind leading to overcast and windy conditions on top of Raghtin Beg whilst the surrounding coastline bathed in sunshine. Views to the double horseshoe bays northward were spectacular. A short but steep final climb brings the top of Raghtin More. There is a massive cairn with other lesser effortsdotted about. Views to tthe E are taken up by the height of Slieve Snaght and Crockmain. To the W Lough Swilly with Fanad lighthouse at its head is in view. As move across the top the spectacular line of rugged tops heading S take the breath away, along with the never ending reaches of L Swilly with its occasional golden beaches.
It would be very difficult to just visit this hill and we continued over Crockmain and Mamore Hill, returning to Butlers Glen by the track which follows the Camowen river (323423 starB). Great days walking and there was no one else on a bank holiday Sunday! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/451/comment/967/
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It was a beautiful spring morning as a parked in .. by Glashedy007   (Show all for Raghtin More (Reachtain Mhór))
 
The Raghtins are well worth a visit, excellent vi .. by retepcooper   (Show all for Raghtin More (Reachtain Mhór))
 
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