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Mongorry Hill Hill Cnoc Mhóin Ghofraidh A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Cnoc Mhóin Ghofraidh [PDT], 'hill of Móin Ghofraidh') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 284m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6 Grid Reference: C24291 05065
Place visited by 24 members. Recently by: Fergalh, 40Shades, Aidy, scapania, sandman, eamonoc, chalky, Docrallying, Lucky1, cody1, FilHil, Garmin, AntrimRambler, mark-rdc, Harry Goodman
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Longitude: -7.622229, Latitude: 54.892663 , Easting: 224291, Northing: 405065 Prominence: 179m,  Isolation: 7.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 624235 905052,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MngrHl, 10 char: MngryHil
Bedrock type: Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist, (Termon Formation)

Mongorry is a townland in Raphoe parish. The Irish form of this name is Móin Ghofraidh [], meaning ‘Gofraidh's bog’.   Mongorry Hill is the 1190th highest place in Ireland. Mongorry Hill is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Inishowen area.

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An elusive little top .. by group   (Show all for Mongorry Hill)
Mongorry Hill .. by three5four0   (Show all for Mongorry Hill)
Found! the lost track across the hill .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Mongorry Hill)
En-route from Strabane to Stranorlar for some wal .. by simon3   (Show all for Mongorry Hill)
dino on Mongorry Hill, 2008
by dino  9 Nov 2008
It's taken 4 attempts to get to the top of this small hill but I eventually made it today. Like Simon I spotted the road on the OS map and my last 3 attempts have involved trying to find where the road was in relation to the more recent forest tracks. On my last attempt I finally came to the conclusion that the road either didn't exist or had been completely destroyed by Coillte during their planting out of the area. Having read Simon's log this morning I decided to try one more time from the East along what I knew was a very good approach track. However, the closest this would bring me was 750m. Eventually I decided that I was going to have to try and work my way through the forestry to the open slope and hopefully remove the need for a 5th attempt. I found a fire-break heading in the direction of the summit and once into it I found a fairly well defined (but boggy) sheep track that brought me eventually to the forest boundary fence. Once I crossed that I made my way up the easy enough slope which was lightly covered by heather and moss but boggy in sections requiring careful walking. A second fence and a steep bank and I was soon at the top of the hill with it's crowning cairn practically obscured by a number of small conifers. The mapped trigpoint was the point of my repeated attempts to get to the top of this hill but despite a good search of the area I, like Simon, was unable to find any traces. I have a feeling that the summit cairn (which to my untrained eyes seems very old, almost ancient) has somehow been confused at some stage of the mapping process with the result that it's now marked as a trigpoint. Simon's information on the original road is fascinating but I couldn't find any traces of it on the hill at all and apart from the sections at either end that are now forest access roads it seems to have entirely disappeared. I'd love to see some of the old original forestry maps of the area to see if it was ever there and see what they did to it. If anyone else is attempting this "challenging" little hill I'd recommend approaching from the West or from another Eastern approach as my route wasn't particularly good or easy walking (5km in almost 2 hours!). There may be another forest track approach along the road but I parked and started from C254057 L. I'd recommend another starting point. Linkback:
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