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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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Crocknalaragagh Hill Na Leargacha A name in Irish
(Ir. Na Leargacha [OSI], 'the slopes') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 470.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: B98435 26162
Place visited by 59 members. Recently by: Kilcoobin, Kilcubbin, eamonoc, Podgemus, abcd, briankelly, finkey86, Wilderness, windy, magicstep, trostanite, jackill, AntrimRambler, liz50, Geo
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Longitude: -8.025286, Latitude: 55.082756 , Easting: 198435, Northing: 426163 Prominence: 186m,  Isolation: 2.4km
ITM: 598385 926145,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crcknl, 10 char: Crcknlrggh
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

This peak is located between Muckish and the Aghlas and overlooks the Muckish Gap.   Na Leargacha is the 660th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Na Leargacha in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: As viewed from Muckish
A "busy" hilltop.
Short Summary created by jackill, Harry Goodman  18 Mar 2012
Park at Muckish Gap B998 269 A. Climb up the steep enbankment NW and then follow up along the forest edge (on left) for some 600m to Pt 384 B995 264 B Continue further along for another 500m to Pt. 431 B992 261 C where a change of direction to due W (right) is necessary to gain the high point about 2k from the start. The top of this hill is quite expansive and "busy" with many humps and hallows all above the 400m contour. For this reason finding the top in poor visibility could prove tricky unless care is taken with navigation, hence the number of checkpoints given. There are three small loughs on Crocknalaragagh, all above 400m, which are all within close proximity of each other should a visit to them be required. While there are views N to Muckish, SW to the Agla Begs and across SE to the Dooish / Slieve Snaght ridge, the relatively low height of Crocknalaragh means they are more restricted than those from its higher neighbours. Most people probably climb this hill as part of a greater round of tops. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/545/comment/5304/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Na Leargacha in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Lough Aluirg & Na Leargacha, with Muckish behind
vikinghar on Na Leargacha, 2008
by vikinghar  28 Oct 2008
Of the seven sisters in the Derryveagh range Na Leargacha must be considered the saddest. For most walkers, myself included, Na Leargacha is often considered as the barrier on the main walk to the Aghla’s. A mere footnote in walking terms. And I would still think of it in the same way had I not climbed it in full sunshine and with new eyes.

I walked Na Leargacha in early April 2008 when the sun was shining and the breeze would cut you in two, perfect walking weather, on my way to (you guessed it) the Aghla’s. But I soon gained a new respect for Na Leargacha for its wonderful rocky crags and cliff faces and I will consider climbing it again specifically, maybe as a circular walk.

OSI sheet 2 is the map to use. Getting to the start point is very easy, on the road from Letterkenny to Gweedore you will pass the entrance to Glenveagh National Park, about 2 or 3 miles on you will see a sign for Falcarragh on the right. This will lead you up to Muckish Gap where you can park beside the grotto. Behind the grotto is Muckish and much has been said about it, but turn around and face the other way and you will see the start of Na Leargacha(B998269 A). Interesting point, when I parked there last it was actually a hundred yards further on from the grotto and it offered a great view of the relatively dramatic northern face of Na Leargacha, crags and slopes galore.

From the start point, climb the steep slope, keeping as close as possible to the fence. The fence will guide you well to the top. Once you have past the forestry the top of the hill opens out onto sheep-grazed tundra. The actual top of Na Leargacha is 3 or 400 hundreds yards to the right of the fence line at B984262 D. From there I went back to the fence and lunched on the sheltered northern shore of Lough Dog. From this point on, the view is dominated by the Aghla’s rising out of the far shore of Lough Aluirg. I descended with the upper crags on my right, skirted the top of the lower crags and descended with the lower crags on my left. I followed the stream down the Lough’s shore and rested at its northern exit (B971256 E).

As I said before I was on a mission to the Aghla’s, but for anybody that wanted to call it a day at this point will have a choice of exit, to return to Muckish Gap. You either follow the stream flowing out of the northern end of Lough Aluirg, called the Ballyness on the map, or you can exit at the southern end through the forestry. Either way will get you back to the road. The OSI map is pretty accurate as regards the lanes and bog roads in this area. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/545/comment/3066/
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