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Croughaun Hill 391m,
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Comeragh Mountains Area   Cen: Comeragh Central Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 75, 81, 82 
Highest place:
Kilclooney Mountain, 792m
Maximum height for area: 792 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 626 metres,

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Croughaun Hill Hill Cruachán Paorach A name in Irish (Ir. Cruachán Paorach [PND], 'little stack of the de Poers') Waterford County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Conglomerate, sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 391m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S37942 11019
Place visited by 43 members. Recently by: Taisce, chelman7, JohnFinn, nickywood, TippHiker, Jay9, Wildrover, hivisibility, wicklore, Barry28213, conormcbandon, DeltaP, jasonmc, t.jay, frankmc04
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Longitude: -7.445182, Latitude: 52.250058 , Easting: 237942, Northing: 111019 Prominence: 225m,  Isolation: 6.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 637884 611071,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg391, 10 char: CrghnHil
Bedrock type: Conglomerate, sandstone & siltstone, (Croughaun Formation)

A rock on the summit is called Carraig a' Bhrannra, 'rock of the cattle-pen' [PND].   Croughaun Hill is the 971st highest place in Ireland.

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Well worth a visit .. by group   (Show all for Croughaun Hill (Cruachán Paorach))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croughaun Hill (<i>Cruachán Paorach</i>) in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: A view west to the main Comeragh Range from the summit of Croughaun
 
Magnificent Views
by JohnFinn  16 Jul 2022
I've often gazed across at Croughaun while making my way up Coumshingaun and wondered if it might be worth checking out some day. That day came in a hot mid-July when a few of us needed something a lot less strenuous than our usual hikes and which would afford us some pleasant cool walking along forest paths. And so it proved. The starting point was the Croughaun Hill Car Park and we followed the forestry road from there.We walked to the end of that road and then cut through the forestry until we emerged into the open and ascended to the summit from the eastern side. We had been expecting a clearly defined path leading off the forestry road but if it exists we couldn't find it. Forestry growth over the last few years may have done for it.

The view west from the summit is magnificent - the Comeraghs in all their glory: Coumshingaun, Crotty's Rock, the Knockanaffrin Ridge.

We made our way back the same way and our very leisurely stroll took us just over a couple of hours. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/851/comment/23587/
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Good views after a fairly short walk. .. by simon3   (Show all for Croughaun Hill (Cruachán Paorach))
 
Croughan Hill, simple but good .. by jackill   (Show all for Croughaun Hill (Cruachán Paorach))
 
Bee careful! .. by csd   (Show all for Croughaun Hill (Cruachán Paorach))
 
Much better views than you'd expect. .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Croughaun Hill (Cruachán Paorach))
 
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