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Gruggandoo Hill Gruagán Dubh A name in Irish
(Ir. Gruagán Dubh [Lett], 'place of dark sedges') Down County, in Binnion List, Microgabbro Bedrock

Height: 382m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J20075 25556
Place visited by 37 members. Recently by: BleckCra, LorraineG60, m0jla, MichaelG55, Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, eamonoc, Fergalh, garrettd, millsd1, Garmin, FEARGALS, madfrankie, Trailtrekker
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Longitude: -6.162387, Latitude: 54.164991 , Easting: 320075, Northing: 325556 Prominence: 177m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 719997 825561,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Grgnd, 10 char: Gruggandoo
Bedrock type: Microgabbro, (Microgabbro)

Gruggandoo is the highest point on a mountain known locally as Lindsay's Mountain, after a landowner [Ciarán Dunbar].   Gruggandoo is the 989th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gruggandoo in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
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New Comment: "There, beyond the bounds of [our] weak imagination."
by BleckCra  6 Nov 2017
There are things simply not worth doing. Cove Mountain summit. Galtymore. The Bluestack Mountains in the mist, the Commeraghs in the rain, Slieve Donard in the lightning ....
... but there are things simply not worth doing .... that are.
Gruggandoo is one. Gruggandoo from the Irish, possibly Gruagán Dubh - black rushes.
I came to Gruggandoo by way of a long loop 'round a wild no man's land except it is some man's land because it is worked and maintained.
Start/Finish East Coast Activity Centre which isn't on the Coast and where there was no activity - at all; by Slieve Roe, Ballyvally Mtn, Carnadranna, Mullaghgarve, itself - and rounded off with the raggedy Roosleys and Leckanmore.
What this does, is offer a big and interesting off piste walk - although gentlemen - accoutrements - count them out and count them in - some prickly barbed wire challenges await you.
I have played amongst the big Mournes for over 20 years and there would barely have been a return journey home from the Eastern tops, ex Bryansford and Hilltown where I wouldn't have pondered the mystery of those sun glistered crests of an alien land ahead. Off the map of Mourne experience but confident clean shapes, bold and beckoning.
"Am I wrong to believe in the city of gold that lies in the deep distance?"
Never have been. Never will be.
From here you can frame all the Mourne divas - and from a new and unsettling perspective - but best of all you will be doing something simply not worth doing, that is. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/863/comment/19791/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gruggandoo in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view east from the summit.
csd on Gruggandoo, 2009
by csd  15 Nov 2009
I parked at J19367 26078 A on the Yellow Road, south of Hilltown, and took the track south towards the general area of Gruggandoo's summit. There may also be approaches from the east, but there was some sort of shoot on so I decided to approach from safer ground in case either I or the dog were mistaken for a pheasant. Gruggandoo's upper reaches are criss-crossed by fences and surrounded by bog. Other than that, it's unremarkeable, but pleasant views of the western Mournes are to be had. Up-and-down is about 2km from the Yellow Road, so won't be too taxing. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/863/comment/4268/
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Picture: Friendly faces on Gruggandoo
 
wicklore on Gruggandoo, 2010
by wicklore  30 Mar 2010
Starting at the place suggested by csd I enjoyed a ramble up to Gruggandoo. This route brings you along a track before passing through various gates and coming out onto an extensive meadow below the highest area of Gruggandoo. There is extensive sheep farming along this route, and the sheep made an active effort follow me on my way. They could easily have slipped through one of the gates behind me if I wasn’t ready for them! There is a pond near the summit and there are good views across to Tievedockeragh, Rocky Mountain, Eagle and Shanlieve. Other than that this is an unremarkable summit. However the relative quietness of these small hills can be an attraction in itself, and it’s certainly worth a ramble up for the views if you’re passing by. Just don’t let the sheep out! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/863/comment/4564/
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