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Donegal Central Area   SW: Glendowan Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Moylenanav, 539m
Maximum height for area: 539 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 364 metres,

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Gartan Mountain Hill Sliabh Gartáin A name in Irish Ir. Sliabh Gartáin [], 'mountain of Gartán’ Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 357m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6 Grid Reference: C05000 20800
Place visited by 19 members. Recently by: Wilderness, Jojo1891, finkey86, Fergalh, galwayray, hgboyle, magicstep, kmoore, chalky, kenmoore, Brambler, Lucky1, Vikingr2013, cody1, mark-rdc
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Longitude: -7.922592, Latitude: 55.034565 , Easting: 205000, Northing: 420800 Prominence: 212m,  Isolation: 4.3km
ITM: 604948 920784,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrtnMn, 10 char: GrtnMntn
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

This peak is unnamed on OS maps. It is located in the townland of Loughaskerry. Any information on the correct name of this hill would be welcome. Has been called Carrowtrasna or Gartan Mountain.   Gartan Mountain is the 1042th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Gartan Mountain (<i>Sliabh Gartáin</i>) in area Donegal Central, Ireland
Picture: Gartan Mountain from the west.
Flattish wild top with good views.
Short Summary created by simon3  11 Oct 2015
An obvious start for this summit is from the path at C0358520777 starA. Linkback: Picture about mountain Gartan Mountain (<i>Sliabh Gartáin</i>) in area Donegal Central, Ireland
Picture: View W to An Liathan Mor and Glenveigh Hills from top of Loughaskerry
A small hill but do not underestimate it !
by Harry Goodman  20 Jul 2010
As this hill had not been commented on previously in mv, accompanied by two of my grand-sons, I decided to climb it on 15 July 2010. We parked off-road by the R251 at C0642222697 starB. Our initial climb SW was over trackless rough ground of long grass and bog with occasional patches of smooth rock to assist our progress. Once beyond Pt. 308 C0541321518 starC, a number of ups and downs and some small peat hags had to be negotiated and led to a clear grassy coll. From here an initial steep climb brought us to a cairn marking the top of the hill at C0508020801 starD. From the top we had fine views W and S to An Liathan Mor and the hills around Glenveigh, N to Muckish, and E to Inishowen. On heading down NW steep and, at times, rocky ground called for some care in the descent. From the coll we had a splendid view SW over Lough Inshagh backed by the sharp top of An Liathan Mor. From here the ground up to Pt 313 C0430020997 starE was initially steep past a prominent rock band before levelling out to a gentle climb to the top, an unmarked grassy area above a small erroded patch of peat bog. The walk down NW to meet the Gartan Track, through high grass, concealed rocks and bog made for heavy going. At the track C0358520777 starA we turned right and followed it down to the Glenveigh access road where we turned left along the Lough to Glenveigh Casle for welcome refresments before taking the Shuttle Bus to the Visitor Centre and our arranged pick up. In the absense of a lift or second car it is a 3.5k walk back along the R251 to the start point. This is a small but not to be underestimated hill, requiring careful navigation in poor visibility. End to end the walk was some 7k, approx 350m of climb and could be completed in under 2 hours. While this top could be bagged by going up and back down from the R251 or the Gartan Track I would recommend the linear route walked even if the road walk had to be included. If doing it as a looped walk park at the Glenveigh Visitor Centre and get the road walking over at the start. Linkback:
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