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Inishowen Area   Urris 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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Urris Hills Hill Cnoic Iorrais A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoic Iorrais [OSI], 'hills of the peninsula') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 417m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 7 Grid Reference: C30682 41861
Place visited by 68 members. Recently by: Q35on, Cathal-Kelly, marcellawalking, gerwalking, madfrankie, jmcunningham, whoRya, scottwalker, Ulsterpooka, Aidy, newpark-cc, jlk, sperrinlad, AntrimRambler, trostanite
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Longitude: -7.518685, Latitude: 55.222816 , Easting: 230682, Northing: 441861 Prominence: 167m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 630624 941840,   GPS IDs, 6 char: UrsHls, 10 char: Uris Hils
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

Iorras is an obsolete word for a peninsula now only found in place-names, e.g. Iorras Beag / Errisbeg, Iorras Aithneach, Iorras Fhlannáin / Errislanan and Ceann Iorrais / Erris Head. In this name it seems to denote that part of Inishowen which projects into Lough Swilly in the vicinity of Dunaff Head.   Urris Hills is the 863rd highest place in Ireland. Urris Hills is the most westerly summit in the Inishowen area.

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Magnificence Beyond Its Height
by Aidy  28 Mar 2017
I've had the group of hills around here on my list for a while, as it looks spectacular from other mountains, or from nearby along the coast, and it doesn't disappoint when you actually get up there. Urris Hills may not be very high, but it is brilliantly rugged and rocky with some very steep slopes, and there are several minor tops around it, hence the "hills" plural I suppose. I approached from the Mamore Gap via Croaghcarragh and some of the slopes, particularly the last stretch up to the summit area, were very steep. Coming down, the wet ground would often dangerously give way under my boots. In snow or wetter conditions I imagine it could be difficult. The views, both near over the immediate mini range, and far over Inishowen, Lough Swilly and Fanad are the equal of anywhere in the country I think. It would no doubt be worth varying the route to come up on the far side from Lenan beach maybe to take in the loughs, but according to some signs, the route was closed on the day I visited. Highly recommended, and more challenging than you would think for its height. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/752/comment/18867/
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