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Croaghagranagh Hill Cruacha Gránna A name in Irish Ir. Cruacha Gránna [], 'ugly stacks’ Donegal County in Ulster Province, in no lists, Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix Bedrock

Height: 440m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G99591 88107
Place visited by 21 members. Recently by: gdg, gerrym, Krzysztof_K, dino, srr45, abptraining, eamonoc, Lucky1, Aidy, shaunkelly, bramblerjunior, Fergalh, Harry Goodman, Garmin, juliewoods
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Longitude: -8.007132, Latitude: 54.740922 , Easting: 199591, Northing: 388107 Prominence: 25m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 599540 888098,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg440, 10 char: Crghgrngh
Bedrock type: Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix, (Lough Mourne Formation)

This peak is on the SW slopes of Croaghanirwore, an area full of knolls and lochans.   Croaghagranagh is the 774th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Croaghagranagh (<i>Cruacha Gránna</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View E from rocky top to Croaghnageer
A little gem!
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  6 Nov 2013
From the road skirting the E side of L. Eske at G984843 starA take a minor road NE and go steeply uphill. Where the tarred surface ends G9924084975 starB there is ample space for off road parking. The road becomes a rough gated farm track that can be followed up to L Fad H0003886117 starC. Go left around the Lough and when the track starts to peter out go go left and head down NW to cross the Barnes River H0030086811 starD or any other appropriate crossing point. Go N through un-tracked long tussocky grass and hummocky ground to H0008887826 starE, recross the river by now a small stream and WNW passing to the S of L Nagrockgranagh N before climbing up to the rocky cap that marks the high point of the hill. G9959188107 starF. Splendid vantage point to appreciate the high Bluestacks ridge, L. Eske, Donegal Bay and the distant Dartry Range. Out and back 8.25km. . Linkback:
bluestacks Circuit
by three5four0  11 May 2010
Always good to be the first to visit and comment on an MV summit. Reached fairly painlessly from Croaghanirwore, passing to the north of pt441. There is several small rises within the summit contour, all can be visited in a matter of minutes. Great views down to Donegal Town, the coast and round the Bluestacks. Interestingly, there is a line of posts just north of Croaghagranagh, an old trail perhaps?

A full description of this circuit will be posted in the walks sections at a later date. Linkback:
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Picture: View NW from Croaghagranagh to L Belshade and the higher Bluestacks ridge.
An unexpected delight, thanks to Mountain Views.
by Harry Goodman  6 Nov 2013
Although I had passed near to this hill previously on a descent off Croaghanirwore I had never actually been to it's top. On 23 Oct. 2013 therefore I drove along the road skirting the E side of L Eske to G984843 starA where I turned to go NE steeply up a narrow but surfaced minor road. At G9924084975 starB where the tarred surface ended there was ample off road parking. From there the road became a gated, rough and muddy farm track leading up to L Fad H0003886117 starC, a picturesque long narrow strip of water backed by the prominent profile of Croaghnageer. Branching left around the left side of the Lough I continued along the track, passing L Doo on my left side, until the path started to peeter out, at which point I turned left and headed down NW to the Barnes River crossing it at H0030086811 starD. Once across I headed up N for 1km through un-tracked long tussocky grass and hummocky ground towards the E to W ridge up ahead. At H0008887826 starE I re-crossed the river, by now a small stream, to go WNW. A short way along I passed to the S of L Nagrockgranagh N and then 400m further climbed up to the rocky cap that marks the high point of the hill G9959188107 starF. Although I only sought out this hill as one of a few outstanding on my Bluestacks list I was delighted that I did. Had it not been listed I doubt if I would have given it a second glance. Thank you Mountain Views. It provides a fine vantage point from which to appreciate the main high points. These range from Croaghconnellagh in the SE around past Croaghnageer, Croaghanirwore and Croaghbarnes to L Belshade, which is then backed by the long ridge from Croaghbane to Croaghgorm (Bluestack). To complete an already splendid panorama I had a fine view SW out over L Eske to Donegal Bay and the distant Dartry's. The walk out and back was 8.25km. When I was there the narrow but deep Barnes River was in spate and required some searching around for to find a suitable crossing point. Should this river prove to be impassible It would be possible to follow it up by it's left bank to around H001878 starG before going out WNW to the top. Linkback:
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