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Donegal NW Area   Glendowan 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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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
Place visited by 29 members. Recently by: cduddy, finkey86, Fergalh, madfrankie, melohara, Aidy, Ulsterpooka, scapania, RyanLavery, Lucky1, kmoore, markmjcampion, chalky, kenmoore, mark-rdc
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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 843rd highest place in Ireland.

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Long broad wet ridges with good wilderness views. .. by group   (Show all for Farscallop)
 
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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Winter Views .. by Aidy   (Show all for Farscallop)
 
Climbed from R254 (back entrance to Glenveagh Par .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Farscallop)
 
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