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Inishowen Area   Iskaheen Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Slieve Snaght, 615m
Maximum height for area: 615 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 600 metres,

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Mouldy Hill Hill An Mullach A name in Irish
poss. Ir. An Mullach [PDT], 'the summit’ Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Pale grey grit with psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 312m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2,7 Grid Reference: C35400 28900
Place visited by 23 members. Recently by: Fergalh, shkiboo, scottwalker, Conor-na-Cnic, Kapty, chalky, cody1, mark-rdc, jmcg, Hilltop-Harrier, Garmin, AntrimRambler, Harry Goodman, shaunwilson, conor1
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Longitude: -7.44617, Latitude: 55.106088 , Easting: 235400, Northing: 428900 Prominence: 167m,  Isolation: 5.4km
ITM: 635341 928882,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MldyHl, 10 char: Mouldy Hil
Bedrock type: Pale grey grit with psammitic schist, (Fahan Grit Formation)

The summit of Mouldy Hill is located in the townland of Roosky in the parish of Fahan Upper. The name Mouldy Hill may be a corruption of Ir. mullach, “summit”, usually anglicised as mullagh, mully or molly, cf. Mully Hill / Cnoc na Mullcha in SW Donegal. Another way of looking this is that the English name is suggestive of Old English molda ‘top of the head’, which is close to the sense of Ir. mullach. In fact, it is even possible that Ir. mullach, which lacks Brittonic cognates, suggesting it may not be originally Celtic, is actually a borrowing from English or from earlier Germanic, cf. Old Frisian meldke.   Mouldy Hill is the 1122th highest place in Ireland.

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Rough coastal summit over Buncrana and Lough Swil .. by group   (Show all for Mouldy Hill (An Mullach))
panorama on Inishowen .. by gerrym   (Show all for Mouldy Hill (An Mullach))
A cheating English peakbagger writes... .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Mouldy Hill (An Mullach)) Picture about mountain Mouldy Hill (<i>An Mullach</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
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by Harry Goodman  13 Mar 2012
I climbed Mouldy Hill on 5 Mar 2012 as my last but one hill on the mv Inishowen list. Having looked at the posts by those who had already been to the top I decided to follow part of gerrym's route. However, as I had no desire to walk on roads I drove up to the quarry and parked near the entrance gate at C3587330352 D. I then walked up the rough track to the left of the quarry gates. A short way up C3607829261 E I came to a locked gate bearing a somewhat mutilated notice but, even in the absence of some vital letters, clearly indicating "No Trespassing - Trespassers prosecuted" (see photo). Beyond the gate the track was fenced off on the left and unfenced to the right along a small pine forest. In view of this I took a track to the left and at its crest C3618629606 F crossed a fence and continued S up the heather clad ridge to its high point C3620029200 G before heading SW along the undulating heather covered ridge to a fence junction C3570629019 H. Once across I continued SW to another junction C3556628982 I and then in the same direction (along a fence line) to the top, a small grass and rock covered area C3537728852 J, adjacent to a small flat heathery mound. I mention this simply because some may argue that this flat topped mound is where the true high point lies and, visually, this would be arguable. This said the small rocky area has a few stones to mark the top and is I presume regarded locally as such. I returned by way of ascent. Up and down was under 5k. Linkback:
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Started at housing estate at Fahan. Drove up to e .. by SharonBree   (Show all for Mouldy Hill (An Mullach))
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