Bolaght Mountain 345m hill, S Donegal/W Tyrone Ireland at
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S Donegal/W Tyrone Area
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 12, 17, 18, 6 
Highest place:
Croaghonagh, 451m
Maximum height for area: 451 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 266 metres,

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Bolaght Mountain Hill Tyrone County, in Binnion List, Mudstone & limestone, interbedded Bedrock

Height: 345m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H25900 76600
Place visited by 21 members. Recently by: BogRunner1, Fergalh, eamonoc, MichaelG55, chalky, dregish, Iamcan, Aidy, pmeldrum, neelix_tdog, Peter Walker, Garmin, AntrimRambler, mark-rdc, sandman
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Longitude: -7.599686, Latitude: 54.636894 , Easting: 225900, Northing: 376600 Prominence: 170m,  Isolation: 8.8km
ITM: 625843 876594,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlghMn, 10 char: BlghtMntn
Bedrock type: Mudstone & limestone, interbedded, (Bundoran Shale Formation)

It is not certain whether Bolaght represents Both Leachta, 'hut of the monument' [TNCT] or Buaileacht, 'herd of cows, dairying place' [JOD]. In the absence of any archaeological evidence, the latter seems more likely.   Bolaght Mountain is the 1058th highest place in Ireland.

COMMENTS for Bolaght Mountain 1 of 1 Picture about mountain Bolaght Mountain in area S Donegal/W Tyrone, Ireland
Picture: The uninspiring top of Bolaght Mountain
A short but boggy evening stroll.
by Harry Goodman  20 Aug 2010
I climbed Bolaght Mt ( my fifth top of the day) on 11 Aug 2010 after a walk up Mullaghcroy. I approached it from a minor road on the N side of the hill parking at the end of the tarmac H2714876878 A and following the Ulster Way SW. I had previously followed this route when walkling the Ulster Way but had not actually been out to the top of the hill. The track up was extremely boggy and at times indistinct. The waymarks were also a bit hit and miss for anyone depending on them especially in poor visibility. About 300 metres in from the start I took a left fork in the track marked by a stout post with a yellow painted top. Once I had plodded up on to the crest of the hill I passed a high metal post with UW signs and soon after, the point where the waymarked route turned down left H2628376571 B SW towards Lough Lee. From this point the summit lay some 400 metres further W across the flat moorland crest. The heathery top was more or less trackless as I made my way across to the high point just before a fence, at H2589876639 C with the long line of wind turbines as company down to my left.. For some the flat nature of the top may suggest other possible but high points such as H2588076640 D just beyond the fence. Initially at the top I had fine views E to the Sperrins, SW to Cuicagh and the Dartrys and further round W and N to the Bluestacks and Donegal Highlands but they were cut short by gathering clouds and a heavy shower as I made a hasty retreat, by way of ascent, back down to the car. This 4.2k walk could be completed with ease in about fifty minutes. For anyone wishing to climb a number of hills in this area I would suggest that Pollnalaght, Dooish, and Bolaght Mt (S Donegal/W Tyrone Area) and Mullaghcroy (Sperrins Area) could all be included in a day with not to much travelling in between each. For possible routes see my comments on each of the other hills. Trackback:
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There is a good carpark & picnic area for the Slo .. by three5four0   (Show all for Bolaght Mountain)
I climbed Bolaght lately, parking at the same pla .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Bolaght Mountain)
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