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Donegal SW Area   S: Killybegs Hills 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,

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Crownarad Hill Cruach na Rad A name in Irish, also Cró na Roda an extra name in Irish Ir. Cruach na Rad [logainm.ie], 'stack of the [obscure element]) Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 493m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 10 Grid Reference: G67685 78636
Place visited by 24 members. Recently by: Fergalh, Ulsterpooka, Wilderness, kenmoore, chalky, sandman, Garmin, juliewoods, Jamessheerin, bryanmccabe, Brambler, jmcg, AntrimRambler, cerosti, CECIL
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Longitude: -8.50144, Latitude: 54.654807 , Easting: 167685, Northing: 378636 Prominence: 208m,  Isolation: 1.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 567641 878629,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crwnrd, 10 char: Crownarad
Bedrock type: Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist, (Termon Formation)

There is a nearby townland in the civil parish of Kilcar named Crowanrudda, which looks like a variant form of the name of this hill. However, the townland name is interpreted at logainm.ie as Ir. Cró na Roda, 'round valley of the red iron scum'.   Cruach na Rad is the 591st highest place in Ireland.

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three5four0 on Crownarad, 2009
by three5four0  22 Apr 2009
With another fine weekend promised by the weather forecasters , we drove to Donegal for a couple of days walking. The first days walk was to be the Crownard, & we parked in the car-park at Fintragh Bay, 684764 A.

From the car park walk back up hill to the R263 & walk a short distance along this road towards Killybegs. Turn left at the first minor junction with the R263, walk up hill and at the next junction turn right. Follow this road a short way and then turn left at up a track at 690774 B, follow this track up hill with views of Fintragh Bay opening up behind. Ignore a right fork at Ballyara and keep climbing up hill till 683792 C. From here follow a spurr up hill to the ridge and Crownarad's summit trig point.

From here an easy ridge walk leads you to Cro na Roda SW Top, passing a large metal post on the way. A fine lunch spot with great views in every direction, even the wind-farm on Balbane Hill looked good in the sun. Recent tree felled areas on Mulnanaff showed forestry tracks right up onto SW ridge. This track and the Wind-Farm track up to the west of Balbane would enable a circuit to be completed of these hills from Glenaddragh rather than the softer starts from the west.

Descent was by the way of ascent, giving you the option to included Croaghacullin, as we did, in your days hike. The route is fairly straight forward, with a couple of fences to cross and several ring contours to go over or round before the summit. Even going onto Pt 394 is worth while, if you have the time, for the different perspective its views afford. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/479/comment/3734/
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Picture: Summit Trig
 
White Cross
by sandman  20 May 2016
Having followed three5four0 excellent directions but parking a little further up the track i arrived at the summit (G6768578636 D), whose trig has a white cross painted on it . Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/479/comment/16096/
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