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Eskaheen Mountain 418m,
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Inishowen Area   S: Iskaheen Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Slieve Snaght, 614.6m
Maximum height for area: 614.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 600 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Eskaheen Mountain Hill Sliabh Uisce Chaoin A name in Irish poss. Ir. ‡Sliabh Uisce Chaoin [PDT], 'mountain of Uisce Chaoin or
fair water’
Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Pale grey grit with psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 418m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 7 Grid Reference: C44086 28669
Place visited by 28 members. Recently by: ChrisC, Colin Murphy, eamonoc, trostanite, Fergalh, madfrankie, sperrinlad, Apple, sandman, muschi, chalky, Docrallying, cody1, Lucky1, jmcg
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Longitude: -7.310131, Latitude: 55.103319 , Easting: 244086, Northing: 428669 Prominence: 144m,  Isolation: 3.8km
ITM: 644025 928651,   GPS IDs, 6 char: EskhMn, 10 char: EskhnMntn
Bedrock type: Pale grey grit with psammitic schist, (Fahan Grit Formation)

Eskaheen is a townland in the parish of Muff. It is said that Eoghan died of grief for his brother, Conall Gulban, and was buried here. According to Colgan it received its named from a fine spring where anciently existed a monastery [INP i, 446].   Eskaheen Mountain is the 863rd highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Eskaheen Mountain (<i>Sliabh Uisce Chaoin</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: The uninviting summit
Unremarkable summit area
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  18 Apr 2022
One approach is to park at the entrance to a disused quarry at C4298627692 starA, where there is just room for a single car. Proceed up the trail for about 100m, which then swings around to the left and begins to diminish, although a very narrow trail continues on an off until you reach C4323128419 starB, where you encounter a fence. Follow this east for 1km, (although it eventually disappears) which will take you to the summit area over rough, boggy, heather-strewn terrain. The top is an unmarked collection of heathery mounds, and locating the actual high point is difficult, although it does appear to be at the western end of the oblong summit area. Linkback:
Eskaheen? I am only slightly keen!
by gerrym  10 Jul 2010
Access to the hill is eased by travelling high up the road to Grania's Gap where views are already stunning across Lough Foyle and Benevinagh. Starting point is from a newly constructed industrial scale forest entrance at 437274 starC, where there is room for a number of vechiles to park.

Continue up the road on foot to the high point of the Gap, accessing an old track (can also park here) to a small disused quarry - climbing above to open hillside. Views open up along Scalp Mtn to its forested sides and masts. The ground looks like it would normally be pretty wet and a large number of cottontails were enjoying dancing in the strong breeze. The exposed remains of old trees hinted at earlier, perhaps better times on the hill.

Views now extend over Lough Swilly and the high hills of Donegal to the west, with Scalp separating the panorama from the Derryveaghs to the Bluestacks. To the north Slieve Snaght was capped by dark clouds pushed in on the strong NW wind. The numerous windfarms in the area were earning thier money today.

A fencline heads NE towards the summit, becoming a ragged line of old posts. The journey along the hill is not particulary exciting but the views do help. There are a number of new fences at the broad summit area and the top is a matter of which mound do you think is highest? A small cairn to the E is definitely not the highest point but provided shelter and great views over Lough Foyle and the city of Derry, reached in one hour.

Could return same way but i dropped off SW to the forest boundary and had great fun in finding a way down through the trees, mainly following a small stream and eventually reaching the forest track which returned me to the car. Not a hill i think i would visit again but it provided an enjoyable enough couple of hours and did have great views. Linkback:
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Picture: The confused top of the hill.
A worthwhile short walk, go and enjoy!
by Harry Goodman  18 Jul 2011
I walked up Eskaheen Mt. on Monday 4 July 2011 during a day spend visting a number of the smaller tops on Inishowen. I parked opposite an old disused quarry entrance at C4298627692 starA and walked up the short track, more or less due N, and then up and around the quarry heading for the ridge and the lower top of Garranbane. When I reached a fence C4323128419 starB I turned right and followed it NE in the direction of Eskaheen Mt. Where a fence turned off to the right at a right angle I crossed over and and followed a line of old fence posts making for the high point at C4409028671 starD some 1.9 k into the walk. This is a top of great confusion as to just where the highest point lies on the broad peat hummocked moorland top and added to by a jumble of crossing fences. Using a GPS and the mv co-ordinates I found they tended to place me on a lower point than some other contenders for the top. After walking around for some time I concluded that C4449028671 starE was as likely a spot as any other but I am sure others who visit the top will have their own opinion. If nothing else it may encourage some mv members to go and see for themselves. In this regard I consider it a very worthwhile short walk. The views are first class across to Scalp Mt to the SW. To the NW I had a fine view across to Slieve Snaght and its satellites of Damph and Slieve Main. From the top I headed down SW to the corner of the forest at C4348128194 starF and then continued on down to my starting point C4298627692 starA. To avoid a large marshy patch of ground lower down I suggest it is best to make directly for the old quarry and walk the short distance out by the access path. Back at the car I was approached by a farmer on a tractor asking me if I had been walking on the hill. When I said I had he then asked if there were any other walkers about. Apparently someone had parked a car further along the road but did not pull it off road thus blocking access for his and other farm vehicles! Where I was parked allowed room off road for one car. Total distance walked 4.1k over reasonable ground in an easy one and a half hours. From the parking spot on Grannia's Gap there would appear to be several interesting route possibilities for climbing Scalp Mt. Linkback:
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Picture: The flattish summit from the SW
Flat topped ridge.
by simon3  16 Sep 2013
This is a photograph of Eskaheen Mountain from a point on the ridge somewhat east of Scalp Mountain.
It's flattness would is all too clear. Linkback:
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