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Inishowen Area   NW: Urris 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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Croaghcarragh Hill An Chruach Charrach A name in Irish (prob. Ir. An Chruach Charrach [PDT], 'the rocky stack') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 400m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 & 3 Grid Reference: C31400 42500
Place visited by 57 members. Recently by: mcrtchly, padstowe, mgkelly, Colin Murphy, sharonporter, eamonoc, Kilcoobin, Teresa-ms, Lauranna, Cathal-Kelly, marcellawalking, gerwalking, Bernieor, madfrankie, jmcunningham
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Longitude: -7.507333, Latitude: 55.22851 , Easting: 231400, Northing: 442500 Prominence: 45m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 631342 942479,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghcr, 10 char: Crghcrgh
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

Croaghcarragh is the 956th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghcarragh (<i>An Chruach Charrach</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Cairn with Urris in the distance.
 
Good tracks lead to fine summit.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  18 Apr 2022
The most straightforward approach is to park at C319 432 starA (there is also more parking at the religious grotto 100m up the road) and proceed up the substantial track. This winds its way as far as C317 429 starB where it diminishes, but continues as a much narrower, occasionally muddy trail for about another 800m, leading all the way to the summit, which is marked by a large cairn. About 45 minutes car to cairn. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/835/comment/5594/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghcarragh (<i>An Chruach Charrach</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
NICKY on Croaghcarragh, 2008
by NICKY  20 Feb 2008
In my opinion the best route for doing this ridge is to park in a layby beside Crummie's Bay (C294392 starC). It is situated just a few yards after the turn off for Dunree Fort. Then follow the road on round which runs parallel to the ridge itself via Milltown, Cartha and Hill Side. When you come to the end of this road simply turn left and walk steeply up to Mamore Gap and onto the small track on the left hand side, just past the small car park. This takes you to the top of the ridge. The first top is this one, Croaghcarragh. The photo shows Croaghcarragh from the Urris Hills. I think the group on top were from Magee Hillwalking Club. (See Urris Hills for next part of the walk) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/835/comment/2970/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghcarragh (<i>An Chruach Charrach</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Looking across Mamore Gap to Mamore Hill, Crockmain and Raghtin More.
 
Seems Grander Than It Is
by Aidy  28 Mar 2017
Climbed on the way to the Urris HIlls from Mamore Gap, and like all the hills on both sides of the gap, I was captivated by the rugged terrain and the amazing views. All these hills have the feel of much bigger mountains than they actually are and the day I spent there must be among the most enjoyable walks I've had. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/835/comment/18868/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghcarragh (<i>An Chruach Charrach</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: A view of Croaghcarragh (centre) & Urris from Mamore
Rugged area with wonderful hills
by Colin Murphy  18 Apr 2022
I agree with Aidy in that this group of hills (Mamore, Croaghcarragh & Urris) appear to be much more substantial than they actually are. There are all rugged, rocky tops with fine, well-defined summits and more resemble something from the Maamturks or the Twelve Bens. The views over the surrounding mountains and Lough Swilly are also tremendous. It was a bit misty the day I did them, but I can imagine that on a fine day these would be truly spectacular. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/835/comment/23482/
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