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Donegal SW Area , S: Killybegs Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 24, all in Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 10
Highest Place: Slieve League 596.4m

Starting Places (1) in area Donegal SW:
Port Pier

Summits & other features in area Donegal SW:
Maum 325m
N: Sliabh Tuaidh: Tormore Island South 94m, Tormore Island North 139m, Crockuna 400m, Slievetooey 511m, Slievetooey Far West Top 460m, Slievetooey West Top 472m
NE: Glengesh: Balbane Hill 472m, Glengesh Hill 390m, Common Mountain 499.7m, Crocknapeast 497m, Croaghavehy 372m, Mulmosog Mountain 351m, Mulnanaff 475m
NW: Glencolmkille: Croaghacullion 374m, Croaghloughdivna 310m
S: Killybegs Hills: Croaghacullin 405m, Croaghmuckros 275m, Crownarad 493m, Crownarad SW Top 471m
SW: Slieve League: Crockrawer 435.2m, Leahan 427m, Slieve League 596.4m, Slieve League SE Top 576.7m

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Crownarad, 493m Hill Cruach na Rad A name in Irish,
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Ir. Cruach na Rad [], 'stack of the [obscure element]) Cró na Roda an extra name in Irish, Donegal County in Ulster province, in Carn Lists, Cruach na Rad is the 593rd highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference G67685 78636, OS 1:50k mapsheet 10
Place visited by: 27 members, recently by: Colin Murphy, eamonoc, Lucky1, Fergalh, Ulsterpooka, Wilderness, kenmoore, chalky, sandman, Garmin, juliewoods, Jamessheerin, bryanmccabe, Brambler, jmcg
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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
Bedrock type: Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist, (Termon Formation)
Notes on name: 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 as Ir. Cró na Roda, 'round valley of the red iron scum'.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crwnrd, 10 char: Crownarad

Gallery for Crownarad (Cruach na Rad) and surrounds
Summary for Crownarad (Cruach na Rad): Approach along track from south to distinctive summit.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2024-06-14 09:24:08
   picture about Crownarad (<em>Cruach na Rad</em>)
Picture: Crownarad seen from Croaghacullin.
One approach is from the track via the south. There is space to park 1 car by the side of the road at the junction of two minor roads, at A (G69039 77436) starA. Head north up the track for about 3 km, which will take you to just below the col at B (G68220 79265). Turn SW for about 800m up a steepish slope, mostly grass & rocks. Slope eases around the 440m mark, and summit area is relatively distinct and marked by a trig pillar, with fine views over Donegal Bay.
Member Comments for Crownarad (Cruach na Rad)

three5four0 on Crownarad
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, C (G684 764).

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 D (G690 774), 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 E (G683 792). 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:
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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 (F (G67685 78636)), whose trig has a white cross painted on it . Linkback:
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