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Dartry Mountains Area   NE: Arroo Keeloges Subarea
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Aganny Top Hill Leitrim County in Connacht Province, in Carn List, Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone Bedrock

Height: 482m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G84431 49029
Place visited by 31 members. Recently by: annem, conormcbandon, supersullivan, markmjcampion, magnumpig, FrankMc1964, PaulNolan, Wildrover, melohara, PeakPaul, Hilldweller, frankmc04, Wilderness, madfrankie, mountainmike
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Longitude: -8.240429, Latitude: 54.389641 , Easting: 184431, Northing: 349029 Prominence: 37m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 584384 849029,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AgnyTp, 10 char: Aganny Top
Bedrock type: Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone, (Glenade Sandstone Formation)

Aganny Top is the 621st highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Aganny Top  in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View N over L Aganny from the unmarked, uninspiring high point.
A somewhat remote top.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  16 Nov 2011
Route 1:On the R280 go E G796 515 starA along a minor road to a sharp bend left. A lane on the right G801 515 starB is the access route. In May 2010 a notice indicated "Private Road - No Entry" It is likely that this relates to vehicles and not walkers but permission to walk up should be sought at one of the houses near the start. The lane soon becomes an unsurfaced track that leads up towards and around the N end of the Keeloges escarpment. At G823 504 starC (3k along) leave the track and go SE up the heathery slopes for 1.7k to a standing stone G8393850070 starD on the long N to S ridge from Arroo Mt. to Aganny Top. Turn right and go S over Pt 453 G840 495 starE and then further on to a large cairn G8447749032 starF above and to the N of Lough Aganny. The high point of the hill, Pt 482 still lies some 300m away to the S side of the lough at G8445048751 starG, is unmarked and undistinguished in any way on the flat heathery moorland. The walk up and back is 12k. Route 2: On a minor road (L2127) off the R 280 take another minor road NE G864 434 starH. Park with consideration at G 871 442 starI and walk N going left at a Y junction. At G872 455 starJ go NNW uphill past an old sheep pen to Pt 423 (Agow Top) G865 472 starK. Aganny Top lies some 2.8k NW further along past the S tip of L Nabrack G858 475 starL. Out and back is 12.5k with the advantage of bagging Agow Top on way. Linkback: Picture about mountain Aganny Top  in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking N to Arroo Mt from large cairn near the summit of Aganny Top
Worth visiting as part of a round of other tops
by Harry Goodman  8 Jun 2010
Climbed Aganny Top on Saturday 22 May 2010 as the second hill in a round that also included Arroo Mt, Agalateeve and Keeloges. (For first part of the route see my comments on Arroo Mt.) The walk out to Aganny Top from Arroo Mt is some 3km through, around and over a series of small peat hagged tops, some with a cairn. On the day we were there it was fine and clear so route finding was not a problem. However in poor visability it would be very easy to become disoriented and use of map and compass, backed up by a GPS, would be essential. From the top of Arroo Mt we made our way S to a cairn on a small rise overlooking Lough Arroo G8364750768 starM and then around the W (right) side of the Lough. Having noted a standing stone marked on the OSI map and, as it was more or less en route, we sought it out at G8393850070 starD before heading for Lough Aganny and Aganny Top (Pt 482). Along the way we came upon a surprise find, a fully completed millstone lying undisturbed where it had been fashioned out of the rock yet there was no apparent evidence of any quarrying in the area G8444849040 starN. A little further on at G8447749032 starF, on a raised area, was a very substantial cairn above and to the N of Lough Aganny with Aganny Top still some 300metres away on raised ground to the S across the small Lough. Strangely the spot height indicating the summit (Pt 482) is not marked by a cairn G8445048751 starG and is completly nondescript and undistinguished in any way. Indeed looking back across the Lough to the large cairn it appeared to stand on a higher elevation than Pt 482 but perhaps this is an illusion caused by the presence of the large cairn. While we were on Pt 482 a walker came to the large cairn and, without a second glance in our direction, proceeded on his/her way clearly satisfied that the cairn marked the top of the hill. From Pt 482 we also walked a little further S to yet another small cairn at G8464448448 starO. From this hill there are splendid views W across the long flat topped Aghalateeve to Truskmore and Tievebaun and S to the knobbly ridge of the Castegal Mountains. From here we then headed down a heathered covered slope in search of our next objective Aghalateeve. I suspect that given its location Aganny Top is a hill that not many people will seek out and climb in its own right. However it is well worth a visit as part of a round which includes some other tops. Linkback:
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Picture: Last cairn before Agow Top
Bang on Top
by gerrym  26 Jan 2013
Aganny Top is bang in the middle of a wonderful plateau surrounded by steep escarpments and deep glens.
It is not too much of a stretch to complete a walk over this plateau and its 5 separate summits, which is what I did of course!

Starting from St Michaels church (803503 starP) and making use of the copius parking, a steep ascent brought the summit of Keeloges and stunning views across Gleanade to the neighbouring plateau with Truskmore and Tievebaun. A significant drop and reascent brings Arroo with more stunning views across Donegal Bay to the mighty Slieve League and the Bluestacks.

But back to Aganny Top.....drop from Arroo and follow the plateau as it undulates on good ground of short heather and stone, with peat hags in the shallower ground. Pass a little cairn and the remains of an old comms mast and a small unnamed lough below. A rise brings a cairn and are suddenly introduced to Arroo Lough, a beautiful and peaceful setting with shelter from a keen wind and the sound of water gently lapping. The odd fat bumblebee passing as walked the shore to cross a fence by way of a stile. Another cairn sits on a rise beyond the lough.

Followed a stream for a short time and walked easily through big peat hags to reach a beehive cairn just before Lough Aganny. As i sat in lee of the cairn in warm sun, watching the sparkling waters of the lough and the clouds getting smaller and smaller from the greyness of the morn, my eyes roved N to Arroo, Bluestacks, Slieve League rising out of the Atlantic...W to the upper halves of Tievebaun and Truskmore, the Ox Mtns and around to the Briefne Hills and the Sperrins beyond.

Another cairn lies beyond the lough and eyes seek out the drop and rise to Agow Top in the distance. A final cairn signals the drop off Aganny with lovely views over Lough Nabrack within a sea of brown. That was where i headed............ Linkback:
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