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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 66, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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Grogan More Hill An Grogán Mór A name in Irish
(Ir. An Grogán Mór [OSI], poss. 'the big hard patch of land') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 457m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B85708 18248
Place visited by 21 members. Recently by: Fergalh, finkey86, 40Shades, shaunkelly, melohara, markmjcampion, kmoore, Rob_Lee, simoburn, chalky, Wilderness, David-Guenot, Garmin, ahendroff, mchugh58
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Longitude: -8.224175, Latitude: 55.01146 , Easting: 185708, Northing: 418248 Prominence: 62m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 585660 918232,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrgnMr, 10 char: GrgnMore
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

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.   An Grogán Mór is the 704th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Grogan More (<i>An Grogán Mór</i>) in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Pt 457 0n Grogan More looking SE to Crocknafarragh
A hill worthy of the climb.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  16 Nov 2011
Route 1: On the N56 just S of Crolly,take a minor road on the left B833 197 A and follow along to a church car park B8387418575 B. just beyond the S end of the car parktake a track left up past a derelict building for 320m to B8402518735 C. Go up right on a less distinct track, alongside a stream, to a notch in the ridge above B8415518796 D. Head SE along a gently rising grassy hillside to a rocky knoll B8592918636 E overlooking L. Nabruckan and then past a large cairn B8561218463 F (Pt 453) on a rock strewn ridge. The mv listed co-ordinates B8570818248 G lies some 200m further along at B8570818248 G. 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. B8574718089 H. 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 B846 167 I above L. Caol. Park off road and go SE along a track around the N side of the lough and at it's end B850 163 J 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 Linkback:
A great appetizer for a day in the hills .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Grogan More (An Grogán Mór))
Ascended as part of a circuit taking in Crocknafa .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Grogan More (An Grogán Mór))
Visited this top both day and night as part of a .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Grogan More (An Grogán Mór))
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