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Eskaheen Mountain 418m,
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Inishowen Area   Iskaheen Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Slieve Snaght, 615m
Maximum height for area: 615 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 600 metres,

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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 24 members. Recently by: Fergalh, madfrankie, sperrinlad, Apple, sandman, muschi, chalky, Docrallying, cody1, Lucky1, jmcg, mark-rdc, AntrimRambler, Garmin, Harry Goodman
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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 849th highest place in Ireland.

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Eskaheen? I am only slightly keen! .. by gerrym   (Show all for Eskaheen Mountain) Picture about mountain Eskaheen Mountain in area Inishowen, Ireland
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 B 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 C 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 D 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 E 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 F and then continued on down to my starting point C4298627692 B. 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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Flat topped ridge. .. by simon3   (Show all for Eskaheen Mountain)
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