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Cronamuck Hill Cruach na mBoc A name in Irish
Ir. Cró na mBoc [logainm.ie], 'hollow of the bucks’ Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Main granite (adamellite) Bedrock

Height: 444m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: H01153 91858
Place visited by 14 members. Recently by: gerrym, melohara, noucamp, johncromie, Aidy, Fergalh, mark-rdc, Garmin, osullivanm, simon3, Brambler, jmcg, murphysw, Lucky1
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Longitude: -7.982867, Latitude: 54.774615 , Easting: 201153, Northing: 391858 Prominence: 89m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 601102 891848,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crnmck, 10 char: Cronamuck
Bedrock type: Main granite (adamellite), (Barnesmore Granite, G2 variety)

This is one of a number of Donegal hill names in which the element cró (which normally means 'a hollow' or 'a sheep-pen') has apparently become confused with cruach ('stack').   Cronamuck is the 749th highest place in Ireland.

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Granite knob at the end of a ridge. .. by group   (Show all for Cronamuck)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cronamuck in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking towards Croaghbane from Cronamuck
 
Start of a brilliant ridge leading to the Bluestacks
by gerrym  21 Sep 2020
Started at the Old School House in the Reelan River Valley and followed the Sli na Finne over open hillside, forest track and a quiet country lane. This was some 10km away from the summit, though it made sense for the circuit I had planned, accessing the main Bluestacks via the ridge starting with Cronamuck. Stopped for a good chat with a women hanging out her washing who knew the names of the hills I was about to climb much better than me :-)

Followed a track off the road at H0118 9424 A which crossed the Owengarve River. This went past a house where I was prepared to ask permission though didn't see anyone. I had to open/close a couple of gates after the house on an old bog track. A further river crossing of the Owendoo River is required, though without the aid of a bridge this time. It was fairly easy for me to cross and I would expect this to be much more difficult after wet weather.

It was a good climb up Cronamuck, though nowhere near as steep as its distant profile had suggested. The views up the Owendoo River Valley were stunning and with height the corrie lough of Cronloughan, nestled below Glascarns Hill became visible. With height the grass satisfyingly gave way increasingly to rock- as with many of the hills in the Bluestacks.

There are a number of little tops on the summit and the area is well worth exploring for the outstanding views in all directions. There is also a beautiful little lough that is well worth visiting to gather breath or some water. A great ridge walk was laid out before me to Croaghbarnes and then on to the main Bluestacks. This was a great alternative to my traditional route up Glacarns Hill, though did clock up quite a few extra km :-) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/638/comment/20898/
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Walked from Barnesmore Gap to Commeen and Cronamu .. by murphysw   (Show all for Cronamuck)
 
Exhausting, But Worth It .. by Aidy   (Show all for Cronamuck)
 
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