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South Donegal & West Tyrone Area   E: Omagh West Subarea
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 12, 17, 18 
Highest place:
Croaghnameal, 438m
Maximum height for area: 438 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 221 metres,

Places in area South Donegal & West Tyrone:
Cen: Pettigo:   Crockkinnagoe 361mMeenseefin 280m
E: Omagh West:   Bolaght Mountain 345mDooish 340mPollnalaght 293m
N: Drumonny:   Croaghmeen 401mCroaghnameal 438m
S: Belleek:   Breesy Hill 258m
W: Laghey:   Oughtarnid 271m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Pollnalaght Hill Poll na Leacht A name in Irish, also Pigeon Top an extra name in English (Ir. Poll na Leacht [ET], 'pool of the burial mounds') Tyrone County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 293m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H37100 70800
Place visited by 35 members. Recently by: eflanaga, Claybird007, wintersmick, trostanite, dregish, m0jla, BogRunner1, Fergalh, eamonoc, jimbloomer, DeltaP, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, eejaymm, Ulsterpooka
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Longitude: -7.426981, Latitude: 54.584098 , Easting: 237100, Northing: 370800 Prominence: 178m,  Isolation: 5.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 637041 870795,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Plnlgh, 10 char: Polnalaght
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Mullaghcarn Formation)

The element poll, which seems unusual for a hill name, is explained by the fact that there is a pool virtually on the summit. A surprising number of streams rise on the slopes of this hill. No graves are evident to explain the element leacht. Also known as Pigeon Top.   Pollnalaght is the 1174th highest place in Ireland. Pollnalaght is the most easterly summit in the South Donegal & West Tyrone area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Pollnalaght (<i>Poll na Leacht</i>) in area South Donegal & West Tyrone, Ireland
Picture: Cutting turf on Pollnalaght
One metre decides the high point!
by Harry Goodman  24 Jun 2010
I walked over this hill on 20 June 2010. When planning the walk I noticed that the grid ref given in MV related to Pt 292 on the OSNI Sheet 18 and that a higher Pt 293 and trig pillar lay some 700m to the SW of this reference at H3695070100 starA. Given that this height 293m agreed with that listed for the hill in MV I assumed that this latter spot height was the high point. I parked near the entrance gates to a communications mast at H373708 starB on a minor road that runs from SE to NW across the flat top of the hill. I decided to do a short looped walk that would take me over both spot heights. Initially I walked W for some 200m across the heather covered moorland to to Pt 292, the listed MV grid ref H371708 starC, which is unmarked in any way and on ground that is so flat that a number of heathery clumps could vie to be the "top". Once there I continued on SSW across the bog in search of the trig pillar and Pt 293. It was not immediately apparent as it was nestled down behind some turf banks at H3695070100 starA with the high point up on the bank a few meteres away from the pillar. When I was there I a man was cutting turf on the bank and, on chatting to him, he told me that the name locally for the hill was Pidgeon Top. Satisfied that my short walk had taken me across the high point I headed NE back to my car some 800m away. When I was there the ground was very dry and made for easy walking. I doubt that this would be the case after a prolonged spell of wet weather. The views from Pollnalaght are extensive. The Donegal Highlands were clearly visable to the N with Muckish in full profile and the sharp point of Errigal jutting up above lower tops in the range. Over to the W were the Bluestacks while SW was Cuilcagh, the high point for Cavan/Fermanagh. Nearer at hand to the NE was Bessy Bell, Mullaghcarn and other Sperrin's tops. Perhaps at some convenient time, and if in agreement with my thoughts on the matter, a change might be made to the current grid reference for the top of the hill. Interestingly in the first edition OSNI Sheet 18 the current MV grid ref is shown as Pt 298 ( Pt 292 in later editions) and no spot height is given for the trig pillar! By all means visit this hill if in, or near, the area but preferably combine it with one or two other tops on the same day, In my case I also climbed Dooish which is a short drive away and Slievemore near Ballygawley Linkback:
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Pollnalaght to Dooish
by three5four0  9 May 2010
Leave Pidgeon Top around 3737070713 starD and walk out into the heather, crossing a fence and then a track on your way to 3695370089 starE. The Trig point is hidden from view by a large bank till you are close by, the top of the bank being of a greater height than the Trig point. Views are extensive in all directions, i could make out some of the hills i climbed over the May Day Bank Holiday and the 3 hills I have left to climb in Northern Ireland.

From the Trig Point descend over rough ground to cross the river at around 3630970377 starF (2 fences to cross on the way here) and walk beside the stream picking up the track at 3596870310 starG following it down hill to the minor road at 3481369394 starH, turning left along it and right at 3508068437 starI and left again at 3334168561 starJ. At 3316267381 starK and right again at 32712667416. See Dooish for rest of route. Linkback:
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Picture: The trig and Dooish in the west
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by Aidy  8 Apr 2014
From the Drumquin - Omagh road, I took the Corradinna Road towards the mast, clearly visible from the bottom ot the hill. Near the mast there is a lay by at the Pigeon Top viewing point, and I parked here. I walked to both Point C and Point A to be sure of reaching the summit. From Point C, Point A where the trig pillar is situated, does look higher, but from Point A, Point C looks higher! You would need some accurate technology to sort this out. When I arrived at Pigeon Top, I sat in the car for about 15 minutes waiting for a heavy downpour to pass, and looking out across the bog, this walk did not look promising. However, despite a lot of surface water, it was not deep, and the ground was generally hard undertoot, and it turned out to be a pleasant walk. Views are expansive, particularly to the South, to Dooish in the west, and Bessy Bell in the North. On the way back, I aimed for the masts just a little further along the road from the viewing point, and noticed a convenient gap in the barbed wire fence along the road, just opposite the Coolkeeragh Road. Worth doing along with some of the other smaller hills in the area. Linkback:
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