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Donegal SW Area   NE: Glengesh Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 10 
Highest place:
Slieve League, 596.4m
Maximum height for area: 596.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 470 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Common Mountain Hill Sliabh Chamáin A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Chamáin [logainm.ie], poss. 'mountain of the crooked
place')
Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Flaggy quartzite and dark schist Bedrock

Height: 499.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 10 Grid Reference: G70920 85943
Place visited by 51 members. Recently by: kernowclimber, srr45, annem, eamonoc, trekker, mcrtchly, markmjcampion, simon3, MichaelE, arderincorbett, Lauranna, LorraineG60, IndyMan, Peter Walker, Cobhclimber
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Longitude: -8.452051, Latitude: 54.72064 , Easting: 170920, Northing: 385943 Prominence: 316m,  Isolation: 2.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 570876 885935,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CmnMnt, 10 char: CmnMntn
Bedrock type: Flaggy quartzite and dark schist, (Slieve League Formation)

The nearby townland of Roechrow also appears to get its name from a hill (poss. Ir. Ruachruach, 'red stack').   Common Mountain is the 574th highest place in Ireland. Common Mountain is the second most easterly summit in the Donegal SW area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/453/
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Broad Top with Steep Ground to North and East .. by group   (Show all for Common Mountain (Sliabh Chamáin))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Common Mountain (<i>Sliabh Chamáin</i>) in area Donegal SW, Ireland
Picture: guide rope across river
 
gerrym on Common Mountain, 2006
by gerrym  25 Nov 2006
I started this walk from the scenic viewpoint and carpark (687859 starA) at the head of the Glengesh Pass, a fantastic drive up through a steep sided valley along hairpin bends to gain height. At the hairpin bend just below the carpark there is a gate and rough track heading onto the hillside. This is accompanied by a sign saying 'private no entry', joining a plethora of other such signs up through the valley. I politely ignored the sign, dropping down, crossing a stream and started climbing the open hillside. The views along the valley soon open out to include the magnificent coastline of the area, including Slievetooey. Cross an easy area of peat hags and pick up the remains of an old wall heading uphill. A broad top is reached in 30 mins, with views stretching across Donegal Bay to the clear line of the Sligo Hills and the Ox mtns stretching westwards. A further 15 mins NE brings the summit of eroded peat and some stone, with a small cairn and 'OS pillar', or concrete filled plastic pipe as it is more commonly known as in these parts. A much more satisfying route is visible from here, taking in the natural horeshoe of steep slopes to the N & E. The views from the summit take in the remainder of Donegals hills - the Bluestacks and the Derryveaghs. To the S I could see the boats in the fishing port of Killybegs.
I returned SW and trhen S along the broad top on good ground, picking up a fenceline. Where the fence turns to avoid an outcrop of rock, cross and head down towards the col at point 384m (698848 starB). The ground looks terrible from here but is not too bad to cross. Pick up a newly constructed fence and follow as it turns and heads uphill, but veer off S for the top of Crocknapeast (497m), reached 45 mins after Common. Pass some pools of water at the top and then drop and rise as follow around the rim of the valley containing the Crow river. A line of old rotting fence posts show the way, with great views to the top of Crownard to the S. Reach the top of Mulnanaff (475m) and contour around another river valley dropping down from this line of hills. Head downhill now towards a stand of conifers and pick up a waymarked way (663826 starC). This is very wet and could better be characterised as a streaam in many places. A stream is crossed, with the help of a guide rope (666837 starD), and a lane provides easier passage. This joins the road heading back to Glengesh and 45 mins of walking does the job. A walk over a good part of the Glengesh hills, good views, no other people, not the best weather, enjoyable day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/453/comment/2560/
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Started from the lay-by near the top of the Gleng .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Common Mountain (Sliabh Chamáin))
 
Summit of Common Mountain with Ardara and Loughro .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Common Mountain (Sliabh Chamáin))
 
I took this snap of Common Mountain after I drove .. by murphysw   (Show all for Common Mountain (Sliabh Chamáin))
 
Crooked mountain turns out to be Arderin imposter .. by simon3   (Show all for Common Mountain (Sliabh Chamáin))
 
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