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Blackstairs Mountains Area   N: Blackstairs North Subarea
Place count in area: 13, OSI/LPS Maps: 68 
Highest place:
Mount Leinster, 794.4m
Maximum height for area: 794.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 706.4 metres,

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Croaghaun Hill An Cruachán A name in Irish Wexford County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 455.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S83426 57608
Place visited by 68 members. Recently by: abcd, Colin Murphy, pinchy, Roen, Jay9, mountainmike, loftyobrien, finkey86, saule, ewen, Nakoz, FrankMc1964, wallr, Barry28213, PaulNolan
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Longitude: -6.767713, Latitude: 52.663627 , Easting: 283426, Northing: 157608 Prominence: 120m,  Isolation: 2.9km
ITM: 683357 657651,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg456, 10 char: Croagha456
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Croaghaun is the 716th highest place in Ireland. Croaghaun is the most northerly summit in the Blackstairs Mountains area.

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Easy walk with good views of the Blackstairs. .. by group   (Show all for Croaghaun (An Cruachán))
 
We tackled Croaghaun after completing Greenoge -- .. by csd   (Show all for Croaghaun (An Cruachán))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghaun (<i>An Cruachán</i>) in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
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Some megalithic interest
by Colin Murphy  13 Dec 2021
Not a particularly attractive hill, but easily accessible. I did a loop walk taking in Greenoge along a good forest track across Kilbrannish Hill. One interesting aspect of Croaghaun is the presence of a standing stone over a stile about 50m along the track north of summit area. Standing stones are something of a curiosity, as little is known of their intended function. It is believed that rituals and other ceremonies would have been carried out around them. Apparently in the middle ages and later, people believed that as long as they were still standing, no bad luck would befall the locals in that area. Standing stones vary in date from about the late Bronze Age period to the Early Iron Age period. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/602/comment/23365/
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At the Corrbut Gap to the south of Croaghaun ther .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Croaghaun (An Cruachán))
 
An undistinguished Top. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Croaghaun (An Cruachán))
 
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