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Derryveagh Mountains Area , Cen: Lough Keel (Meencorwick) Subarea
Feature count in area: 38, all in Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 11, 2, 6
Highest Place: Errigal 751m

Starting Places (29) in area Derryveagh Mountains:
Aleahan Lough, Altderry Bridge, An Chúirt Hotel, Astelleen Burn Waterfall, Derryreel Lough, Dunlewy Lough E, Dunlewy Lough Viewing Point, Errigal Hostel, Errigal Parking, Glenveagh Bridge, Glenveagh National Park SW, Glenveigh Castle, Keel Lough N, Losset North, Lough Acrobane Farmhouse, Lough Ascardan, Lough Barra Slipway CP, Lough Barra W, Meenagoppoge Burn Bridge, Mín Uí Bhaoil, Muckish Gap Shrine, Muckish North Access Road, Nabrackbaddy Lough, Procklis Lough, River Barra Bridge NE, River Barra Bridge SW, Sand Lough NE, Sruhancrolee Bridge, Stranamarragh Bridge

Summits & other features in area Derryveagh Mountains:
Cen: Dooish: Dooish 651.5m, Dooish SW Top 528m, Dooish SE Top 553.9m, Saggartnadooish 506.4m, Saggartnadooish East Top 478.9m
Cen: Errigal: Errigal 751m, Mackoght 555m
Cen: Glenveagh Upper: Crockfadda 485m, Crockfadda East Top 454m, Crockballaghgeeha 480m, Crockmulroney 430m, Staghall Mountain 486m, Croaghnasaggart 480m, Maumlack 480m
Cen: Lough Keel (Meencorwick): Crockglass 489m, Addernymore 416m, Grogan More 457m, Crocknafarragh 517m, Crocknafarragh SE Top 470m
Cen: Slieve Snaght: Crockfadda 529m, Crockfadda NE Top 502m, Crocknasharragh 495m, Drumnalifferny Far NE Top 535m, Bingorms 578m, Drumnalifferny Mountain 596m, Drumnalifferny Mountain NE Top 585m, Slieve Snaght 678m
N: Aghla: Aghla Beg 563.9m, Aghla Beg South Top 602.3m, Aghla More 581.2m, Ardloughnabrackbaddy 472.5m, Crocknalaragagh 470.6m
N: Muckish: Muckish 667.1m, Croaghaderry 222m, Crockawama 238m, Derryreel 232m
S: Doochary: Croaghleconnell 266m
S: Dungloe: Crovehy 315m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Grogan More, 457m Hill An Grogán Mór A name in Irish,
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(Ir. An Grogán Mór [OSI], poss. 'the big hard patch of land'), Donegal County in Ulster province, in Carn Lists, An Grogán Mór is the 711th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference B85708 18248, OS 1:50k mapsheet 1
Place visited by: 26 members, recently by: dodser, madfrankie, Colin Murphy, annem, eamonoc, Fergalh, finkey86, 40Shades, shaunkelly, melohara, markmjcampion, kmoore, Rob_Lee, simoburn, chalky
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Longitude: -8.224175, Latitude: 55.01146, Easting: 185708, Northing: 418248, Prominence: 62m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 585660 918232
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)
Notes on name: Grogán may be a variant of gruagán/grógán. This can mean a pyramidal heap of turf-sods set on end to dry, or alternatively a hard patch of land [Dinneen]. The second meaning is probably the appropriate one, as this rare element is probably connected with Welsh grug ‘heather’, of which the usual Irish equivalent is fraoch. The same word also appears in An Grogán Beag and An Grogán Carrach, two neighbouring hills. See also Gruggandoo in the Mournes.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: GrgnMr, 10 char: GrgnMore

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Summary for Grogan More (An Grogán Mór): A hill worthy of the climb.
Summary created by Harry Goodman 2011-11-16 20:17:30
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Picture: Pt 457 0n Grogan More looking SE to Crocknafarragh
Route 1: On the N56 just S of Crolly,take a minor road on the left A (B833 197) and follow along to a church car park MínBhil (B83874 18575). just beyond the S end of the car parktake a track left up past a derelict building for 320m to B (B84025 18735). Go up right on a less distinct track, alongside a stream, to a notch in the ridge above C (B84155 18796). Head SE along a gently rising grassy hillside to a rocky knoll D (B85929 18636) overlooking L. Nabruckan and then past a large cairn E (E (B85612 18463)) (Pt 453) on a rock strewn ridge. The mv listed co-ordinates F (F (B85708 18248)) lies some 200m further along at F (F (B85708 18248)). However Pt 457 the OSI high point lies a further 100m away down a short incline and then up to a small but rounded, rock and grass covered knoll with a cairn. G (B85747 18089). Until one or other set of co-ordinates is determined as the top it is easy, in a few minutes, to cross both points. Route 2: Go further SE along the minor road to Keel L (B846 167) above L. Caol. Park off road and go SE along a track around the N side of the lough and at it's end H (B850 163) go NE (left) up the hillside for 1.7k to the top. For a looped walk use both routes, one up and the other down but note this requires 2k of road walking at finish. There are extensive views of the coastal scenery including the islands of Gola and Aranmore
Member Comments for Grogan More (An Grogán Mór)

   picture about Grogan More (<em>An Grogán Mór</em>)
Picture: Approaching Grogan More
A great appetizer for a day in the hills
by Harry Goodman 13 Aug 2010
I climbed this hill as the first top in a round of five, all of them for the first time, on 10 August 2010. I started from the church car park suggested by eflanga at MínBhil (B83874 18575). Just beyond the S end of the car park I took a track to the left up past a ruined building. After some 320 metres B (B84025 18735) I turned up to the right along a narrow less distinct track, alongside a stream, and followed it up to the notch in the ridge C (B84155 18796). Once there I headed up SE along the gently rising hillside to a rocky knoll overlooking L Nabuckan D (B85929 18636) and then continued up over rocky ground to a large cairn E (E (B85612 18463)) (Pt 453). From here there was still some 300 metres still to go along a broad rock strewn ridge to the top and for me, at first, a little confusion ! The current MV grid ref F (F (B85708 18248)) leads to a rocky up crop about 200 metres along the ridge from the cairn and my own GPS reading cofirmed this position. However Pt 457 marked on the map as the high point (top) of the hill is over 100 metres further along down a short incline and then up to a small but very distinct rounded grass and rock covered knoll with a cairn. My photo shows the knoll and was taken from the current MV grid reference point. The reading I took for the cairn at Pt 457 was G (B85747 18089). I will be interested if anyone else is of the same opinion. In the meantime an extra five minutes ensures a visit to both spots. The coastal scenery from the top is extensive from Errigal in the NW around past Bunbeg, the islands of Gola and Aranmore and then S to the Bluestacks. If the walk is only to Grogan More return by the route of ascent or go down SW to the N end of L Caol Keel L (B84600 16850) and once at the road turn right and follow it back to the car park. However my next objective was Crocknafarragh over 2.5k away to the SE. ( For route followed see my comments on Crocknafarragh) Linkback:
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Picture: West Donegal coastline from An Grogán Mór summit cairn
eflanaga on Grogan More
by eflanaga 4 May 2009
Ascended as part of a circuit taking in Crocknafarragh. The starting point for the walk was at I MínBhil (B83874 18575) (Point A) (St Patrick’s Church). As you enter Croithlí (Crolly) take first left after filling station and before bridge/pub. Pass a quarry (left) on this narrow (waymarked) road before rounding a corner where you will see the church which is painted green. There is ample parking opposite. About 10 metres past end of the car park there is a track rising up on the left past small ruin. Take track, leaving it after about 120 metres & make for obvious gap in ridge. Here a fairly well worn path alongside stream will take you up onto height. Took bearing of 120SW up and over heather covered slope. Going relatively easy following sheep tracks. Emerged on height about 100m north of Loch Nabuckan. Decided to veer off course a little further north so as to approach An Grógan Mór summit along ridge. Cairn at IE (B85612 18463) and summit proper another 200m further on at IF (B85708 18248) Linkback:
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zeaphod on Grogan More
by zeaphod 3 May 2009
Visited this top both day and night as part of a recent ML course. Fairly unexceptional physically, but with superb views and a lot of wildlife. We saw several peregrines in the area, along with the (not so) common lizard and usual skylarks/pipits/frogs. The area appears to be ungrazed/unused by man and so has a really wild feel. There is some passable camping spots at the nearby lough. Of course you have to accept that some bog crossing will be required. Linkback:
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Picture: Lough Keel seen from the south
Great views on every compass point
by Colin Murphy 8 May 2023
If you want to do this in isolation, I suggest you park at Keel L (B84600 16850) and proceed NE up the heathery hillside, which is steepish in parts. The views from the summit to the east are stunning and almost as good looking west over Lough Keel, in fact in all directions! Linkback:
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