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Donegal NW Area   Glendowan 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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Farscallop Hill Fáir Scoilb A name in Irish
Ir. Fáir Scoilb [OSNB], 'hill of the scollops' (for thatching) Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 420.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6 Grid Reference: B99385 17084
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Longitude: -8.010382, Latitude: 55.001219 , Easting: 199386, Northing: 417085 Prominence: 175.57m,  Isolation: 2.5km
ITM: 599335 917070,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Frsclp, 10 char: Farscallop
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

This peak overlooks the head of Glenveagh. The name Farscallop is probably related to that of Crockscolabagh (Ir. An Cnoc Scolbach, 'jagged hill'), its lower neighbour to the NE.   Farscallop is the 845th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Farscallop in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Farscallop
 
Long broad wet ridges with good wilderness views.
Short Summary created by simon3  1 Oct 2012
Farscallop is a summit that lines the SE and upper side of Derryveagh Valley.
It can be reached from the rear entrance of the Glenveagh National Park at around B9710 1582 A. Walk up the boggy slope. After around 1km you will gain slightly better ground and great views such as that towards the summits on the north west side of the Derryveagh Valley. A round trip doing this should take around 2 hours.
It could also be reached from the NE end of Lough Beagh though this will be considerably longer.
The summit has views also towards the wild and remote land of the Glenveagh National Park to the east such as Leahanmore.
There's little trace now however, before extreme evictions in the early 1860s, apparently some 44 families lived around the Derryveagh Valley.
Track 2145 provides a route with a variation to return via the main valley along a very decayed old track. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/726/comment/5485/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Farscallop in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Glenveagh
Gas meters, famines and hot sauce
by jackill  3 Nov 2012
The long boggy ridge leading to Farscallop, marks one of the edges of Glenveagh National park.
The estate of Glenveagh was created in 1857-9 by the purchase of several smaller holdings by John George Adair. In 1860, Adair went hunting on land he had rented to tenants in violation of their rental agreements. When the tenants objected, an irate Adair threatened them. A year later, in April 1861, he removed forty-seven families from forty-six houses in Derryveagh.
After marrying his American born wife Cornelia, Adair began the construction of Glenveagh Castle in 1867, which was completed by 1873. Adair also had a large ranch in Colorado and died suddenly at St. Louis, Missouri in 1885 while on his way back to Ireland from there.
After her husband’s death Cornelia took over the running of the estate and introduced deer stalking in the 1890’s. Over the next 30 years she was to become a much noted society hostess and continued to summer at the castle until 1916.
Following the death of Mrs Adair in London in 1921, Glenveagh fell into decline and was occupied by both the Anti-treaty and Free State Army forces during the Irish civil war.
Glenveagh’s next owner was not to be until 1929 when purchased by Professor Arthur Kingsley Porter of Harvard University. The Kingsley Porters mainly entertained Irish literary and artistic figures including close friend AE Russell whose paintings still hang in the library of the castle. Their stay was to be short however. On July 8, 1933, Porter disappeared without a trace while spending the night in his fishing hut on Inishbofin. The subsequent inquest into his disappearance and assumed death was the first to be held in Ireland without a body. However, people continued to report sightings of the professor in locations around the world for many years after his disappearance.
Porter’s disappearance has inspired legend in the decades since he seemed to vanish into thin air. Some suspected foul play while others believe Porter may have had personal problems before the disappearance. A book by Lucy Costigan which explores this mystery is published this month , November 2012, by The Irish Academic Press
The last private owner was Mr Henry McIlhenny of Philadelphia who bought the estate in 1937. Henry McIlhenny was an Irish American whose grandfather, John, had originally come from Carrigart, north of Glenveagh, emigrated to the USA and amassed a fortune, largely through his invention of the gas meter. (Another member of the McIlhenny clan came up with an equally notable invention: Tabasco sauce!). After buying the estate Mr McIlhenny devoted much time to restoring the castle and developing its gardens.

In 1975 he agreed the sale of the estate to the Office of Public Works allowing for the creation of a National Park. In 1983 he bestowed the castle to the nation along with its gardens and much of the contents.
Glenveagh National Park opened to the public in 1984 while the castle opened in 1986. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/726/comment/14854/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Farscallop in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The steep face of the Derryveagh Mountains
 
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by Aidy  29 Dec 2017
Went up in the snow from the back entrance to Glenveagh National Park, with the frozen ground helping with what would normally be very boggy conditions. Worth walking past the summit to the northeast to get the views over the National Park, and on the way back I skirted the summit on the northwest side for great views over to the Derryveagh Mountains. Really brilliant views for a small hill. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/726/comment/19821/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Farscallop in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Looking over Farscallop's summit towards Innishowen
eflanaga on Farscallop, 2008
by eflanaga  30 Apr 2008
Climbed from R254 (back entrance to Glenveagh Park). Having managed to escape the boggy charms of Meenabog Hill I was glad to reach the firmer ground provided by the ascent of An Poll Garbh and onward to Farscallop's broad flattened summit area marked by a small cairn. Great views across to Dooish and it's neighbouring tops with Errigal's distinctive top peeking above them all as well as expansive view towards Innishowen on the one hand and The Bluestack range on the other. A walk to the northern end of the summit area provides breathtaking view over Crockscolabagh into Lough Beagh. An easy ascent and well worth the effort for the views. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/726/comment/3072/
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