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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
An Cnoc Mór 349mAn Mhaoil Mhór (Owey Island) 102mBallystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCnoc Colbha 363mCnoc na Naomh 155.9mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMoyle Hill 148mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mTroscshliabh 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh:   Drumnalifferny Far NE Top 535m
Derryveagh Mountains:   An Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Fada 529mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir thuaidh) 502mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir) 454mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Dubhais 651.5mAn Dubhais (mullach thiar theas) 528mAn Dubhais (mullach thoir theas) 553.9mAn Eachla Bheag 563.9mAn Eachla Bheag (mullach theas) 602.3mAn Eachla Mhór 581.2mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Earagail 751mAn Grogán Mór 457mAn Mhucais 667.1mArd Loch na mBreac Beadaí 472.5mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na bhFaircheach 517mCnoc na bhFaircheach (mullach thoir theas) 470mCnoc na Searrach 495mCnoc Uí Mhaolruanaidh 430mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mMac Uchta 555mMám an Leaca 480mNa Beanna Gorma 578mNa Leargacha 470.6mSagart na Dubhaise 506.4mSaggartnadooish East Top 478.9mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí 596mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí (mullach thoir thuaidh) 585mSliabh Sneachta 678m
Fanad:   Cashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mCnoc na dTeannála 152mDroim an Bhothaigh 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCionn Bheatha 384mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mLeahanmore 442mMaol na nDamh 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Ardloughnabrackbaddy Hill Ard Loch na mBreac Beadaí A name in Irish
Ir. Ard Loch na mBreac Beadaí [OSI‡], 'height of Loch na mBreac
Beadaí or lake of the tasty trout’
Donegal County in Ulster Province, in no lists, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 472.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B95522 24525
Place visited by 63 members. Recently by: Kilcoobin, Kilcubbin, eamonoc, Podgemus, Fergalh, finkey86, mountainmike, Wilderness, windy, markmjcampion, scapania, jackill, Wildrover, Cobhclimber, liz50
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Longitude: -8.070879, Latitude: 55.068036 , Easting: 195522, Northing: 424526 Prominence: 28m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 595472 924509,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Ardlgh, 10 char: Ardlghnbrc
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

This peak is a small knoll between Lough Nabrackbaddy (Loch na mBreac Beadaí) and Lough Feeane. The name is correctly positioned on Discovery sheet 1, but incorrectly on sheet 2 (on which it should not appear).   Ard Loch na mBreac Beadaí is the 652nd highest place in Ireland.

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Ardloughnabrackbaddy is a bit of a controversy, s .. by vikinghar   (Show all for Ard Loch na mBreac Beadaí)
 
A worthwhile diversion .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Ard Loch na mBreac Beadaí)
 
More names confusion from our OS friends .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Ard Loch na mBreac Beadaí)
 
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Picture: Whirlwind on Lough Ardloughnabrackbaddy
 
The Good, the Bad and the Aghly!
by kernowclimber  8 Oct 2013
‘You’s not be getting a taxi here at that time’, said the receptionist at Errigal hostel shaking her head, ‘there’s no one who’ll take a fare that time of the morning’. A taxi in Dunlewey at 9.00 am? No chance. But 4.00 am? No problem. Changing our plans, we opted for a round of the Aghlas. The day was cloudy and didn’t hold much promise as we set off up a stony boreen by the R256. Off the track, the terrain of stunted heather and bilberry entangled in spongy sphagnum with shin high tussocks was brutal and I had foolishly forgotten to insert my orthopaedic insoles into my new boots.

Past Lough Moilt we began the viciously steep climb up the scree covered NW ridge of Aghla Beg. The salt laden wind was blowing straight from the Atlantic slowing progress. We paused momentarily to catch our breath and watched as a thin curtain of rain briefly pulsated across the vast expanse of desolate bog below, petering out before it reached us. The endless grey sea merging into dreary russet bog bearing the ancient scars of the slane, and dark clouds galloping across the sky, seemed to herald the coming of winter.

Barely managing to stand upright in the wind, we arrived at the large quartzite summit cairn. Ahead lay the next 3 of our quartet of peaks: Aghla Beg South Top, which is the highest, not Aghla Mor (confused? So was I!) and playing piggy in the middle, the runt of the litter, Ardloughnabrackbaddy, by the lough of the same name. As we descended Aghla Beg South the cloud started to lift, blue sky flashed between the scurrying clouds and the sun broke through illuminating streaks of quartz in the Derryveagh Mountains and whitewashed farmhouses tucked into the folds of the hills, bathing all in a translucence unique to Donegal.

On Aghla Mor’s narrow ridge it was almost impossible to remain upright in the wind roaring like a jet engine up the mountain from Atlan Lough. Believing we’d get some shelter on the leeward side of the hill, we beat a hasty descent over ankle twisting terrain. My feet were by now protesting wildly: agony in the Aghlas! As I paused to rest, a tremendous roar swept up behind me, a force buffeted my left shoulder sending me off balance, and completely upended mcrtchly in front. Invisible until it hit Lough Ardloughnabrackbaddy, the whirlwind began its maniacal dervish dance across the lake, ripping the water into a foaming snarling maelstrom, before dumping it with a strident hiss. I watched spellbound as the surface of the indigo lake was agitated by the wind causing a million malevolent looking inky tentacles to spread beneath is surface. The gusts were so powerful they blew the water off the lake in huge shimmering veils and we had to run the gauntlet to cross the shore without getting drenched.

Ardloughnabrackbaddy bagged, I hobbled back to the car via a traverse round Aghla Beg. The pain in my feet is now forgotten, but the whirlwinds on Lough Ardloughnabrackbaddy are indelibly etched in my memory. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/538/comment/15219/
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Longer To Write Than Climb .. by Aidy   (Show all for Ard Loch na mBreac Beadaí)
 
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