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Inishowen Area , NW: Urris Subarea
Feature count in area: 27, by county: Donegal: 27, Derry: 1, of which 1 is in both Derry and Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Highest Place: Slieve Snaght 614.6m

Starting Places (43) in area Inishowen:
Adderville Upper, Barnes Bend, Bunacrick, Butlers Bridge, Carnaghan Presbyterian Church, Castruse Upper, Craignacoolagh, Craignamuck, Croaghglengad West, Crockavishane South, Diarmuid and Gráinne's Bed, Doherty's Dún, Dunree Bay Carpark, EEl Hole, Effishmore Upper, Evishbreedy Bridge, Five Fingers Strand, Gap of Mamore Grotto, Gap of Mamore Road, Gap of Mamore Viewpoint, Glack, Glasmullan, Golan Bridge Track, Goorey Hill, Grania's Gap, Gransha Árd, Green Hill, Leamacrossan Hill East, Lisfannon Beach, Lough Shivnagh, Lough Turk North, Magilligan Point View, Meenabroagh, Meenyollan River, Moor House, Mullagh, Pincher's Corner, Rashenny, Roosky Upper, Rowantree Hill, St Michael's Church, Stroove Beach, Tullagh Beach

Summits & other features in area Inishowen:
Cen: Slieve Snaght: Damph 420m, Slieve Main 514m, Slieve Snaght 614.6m
N: Malin: Croaghglengad 259m, Crockalough 282m, Soldiers hill 174m
NE: North East Inishowen: Crockavishane 322m, Crocknasmug 327.5m, Grinlieve 371m
NW: Urris: Binnion 250m, Bulbin 494m, Coolcross Hill 291m, Croaghcarragh 400m, Crockmain 460m, Dunaff Hill 230m, Mamore Hill 423m, Raghtin More 502m, Slievekeeragh 389m, Urris Hills 417m
S: Iskaheen: Crockglass 397m, Eskaheen Mountain 418m, Greenan Mountain 241m, Holywell Hill 260m, Inch Top 222m, Leamacrossan Hill 392m, Mouldy Hill 312m, Scalp Mountain 484m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Croaghcarragh, 400m Hill An Chruach Charrach A name in Irish,
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(prob. Ir. An Chruach Charrach [PDT], 'the rocky stack'), Donegal County in Ulster province, in Carn Lists, Croaghcarragh is the 948th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference C31400 42500, OS 1:50k mapsheet 2 & 3
Place visited by: 61 members, recently by: kernowclimber, johncusack, Claybird007, Meenat, mcrtchly, padstowe, mgkelly, Colin Murphy, sharonporter, eamonoc, Kilcoobin, Teresa-ms, Lauranna, Cathal-Kelly, marcellawalking
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Longitude: -7.507333, Latitude: 55.22851, Easting: 231400, Northing: 442500, Prominence: 45m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 631342 942479
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghcr, 10 char: Crghcrgh

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Summary for Croaghcarragh (An Chruach Charrach): Good tracks lead to fine summit.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2022-04-18 13:37:24
   picture about Croaghcarragh (<em>An Chruach Charrach</em>)
Picture: Cairn with Urris in the distance.
The most straightforward approach is to park at A (C319 432) (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 B (C317 429) 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.
Member Comments for Croaghcarragh (An Chruach Charrach)
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   picture about Croaghcarragh (<em>An Chruach Charrach</em>)
NICKY on Croaghcarragh
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 ( Dunree Cp (C294 392)). 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:
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   picture about Croaghcarragh (<em>An Chruach Charrach</em>)
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:
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   picture about Croaghcarragh (<em>An Chruach Charrach</em>)
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:
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