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Croaghan Hill Cruachán A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cruachán [PDT], 'little stack') Antrim County, in Carn List, Argyll Group; Psammitic & pelitic schist, marble, Bedrock

Height: 417m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 5 Grid Reference: D11800 30800
Place visited by 49 members. Recently by: eamonoc, whoRya, Ulsterpooka, trostanite, jlbrooke, JKelly, chalky, conorc57, Fergalh, johnstna, Onzy, kierongribbon, Wilderness, neelix_tdog, Peter Walker
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Longitude: -6.24886, Latitude: 55.111829 , Easting: 311800, Northing: 430800 Prominence: 112m,  Isolation: 4.5km
ITM: 711724 930782,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg422, 10 char: Croaghan
Bedrock type: Argyll Group; Psammitic & pelitic schist, marble,, (Torr Head Limestown Formation)

Croaghan is the 859th highest place in Ireland.

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Climbed Croaghan, with a friend, on 26 Jan 2010. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Croaghan)
 
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Picture: Looking north from Croaghan summit towards Knocklayd
 
slemish on Croaghan, 2009
by slemish  16 Oct 2009
I had never climbed Croaghan before today and wasn't expecting much but it turned out to be an excellent little hill. I parked at a lay-by just off the Altarichard road (119297 I). The trail towards the 417m summit is clearly marked from here all the way up. As the other comments state the trail is badly eroded and after a summer of heavy rain it was like walking through treacle. I advise staying off the trail by a couple of metres where the ground is firmer. Not too steep on the ascent but the deep heather slows you down somewhat. Fortunately at about 390m this gives way to short grass for the final approach to the peculiar knobbly summit, which is in contrast to the 'rounded dome' shape of most of the Antrim hills. The view north from Croaghan is hidden on the ascent until the last minute and is worth waiting for. A fabulous view down Glenshesk and past Knocklayd to the cliffs on Rathlin island. Further still the distant Paps of Jura were crisply outlined aginst the blue sky - perhaps the clearest I've ever seen them. Slievanorra with its twin masts dominates the view to the south-east with the tops of Trostan and Tievebulliagh also visible. The walk could be extended through Breen Wood if desired and today that would have been nice as it was unseasonably warm for mid-October. However I headed back down to the car to complete a very enjoyable and peaceful walk - it can done in 40 minutes. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/748/comment/4212/
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Took a evening stroll round the longer Breen Fore .. by kdsb23   (Show all for Croaghan)
 
This walk came to my attention through 'walkni.co .. by gerrym   (Show all for Croaghan)
 
A Nicky McBride Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Croaghan)
 
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