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

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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 Binnion List, Conglomerate, sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 391m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S37942 11019
Place visited by 33 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, DeltaP, jasonmc, t.jay, frankmc04, bbarry2015, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Cobhclimber, jlk, sandman, muschi, chalky, Pepe, comsean
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Longitude: -7.445197, Latitude: 52.250067 , Easting: 237942, Northing: 111019 Prominence: 225m,  Isolation: 6.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 637883 611072,   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 969th highest place in Ireland.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/851/?PHPSESSID=g5hba6qp0vf1hvprnml2caq545
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Well worth a visit .. by group   (Show all for Croughaun Hill)
 
Good views after a fairly short walk. .. by simon3   (Show all for Croughaun Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croughaun Hill in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The Comeraghs
 
Croughan Hill, simple but good
by jackill  26 Apr 2010
The forestry entrance at S36451 10191 A marks the start of this 6.5km walk. There are good views as you rise of the looming bulk of the Comeraghs behind you to the west. After coming to a gate next to a sheep fold at S37063 11231 B do not go through the gate but turn to your right and hop the broken gate/wire you see. There is a rough track which skirts the foresty to your left follow this track to S37725 11270 C then continue on the track skirting around the summit to the right until you finally meet a grassy ramp on the east of the mountain just after the track starts to descend, follow this to the summit.
The detailed instructions are because the areas off this track seem to be covered with conglomerate rocks concealed by high heather, not the best surface to walk on as I found!.
From the summit you have a great view of the Comeraghs particularly the Coumshingaun corrie which is one of the best examples of a glacial corrie in Ireland. Some geologists have speculated that the area around Croghaun Hill ,which is made up of a different conglomerate sandstone to the Comeragh plateau could in fact be older than the plateau itself. Also of note are two outporings of green/red vesicular lava at Carrigduff and Coolnahorna which are to the north of the fork in the Ire river at Kilclooney bridge. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/851/comment/3440/
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Bee careful! .. by csd   (Show all for Croughaun Hill)
 
Much better views than you'd expect. .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Croughaun Hill)
 
Croughaun top .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Croughaun Hill)
 
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