; Grogan More 457m hill, Donegal NW Derryveagh Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 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 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mTroscshliabh 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
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 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 Sneachta 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   An Dubhais (mullach thiar theas) 528mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí (mullach thoir thuaidh) 585m
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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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 708th highest place in Ireland.

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A hill worthy of the climb. .. by group   (Show all for An Grogán Mór)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Grogán Mór in area Donegal NW, Ireland
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 B8387418575 B. 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 B8402518735 C 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 B8415518796 D. Once there I headed up SE along the gently rising hillside to a rocky knoll overlooking L Nabuckan B8592918636 E and then continued up over rocky ground to a large cairn B8561218463 F (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 B8570818248 G 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 B8574718089 H. 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 B8460016850 K 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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/595/comment/6008/
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Ascended as part of a circuit taking in Crocknafa .. by eflanaga   (Show all for An Grogán Mór)
 
Visited this top both day and night as part of a .. by zeaphod   (Show all for An Grogán Mór)
 
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