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Donegal North Area   W: Horn Head Subarea
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 2 
Highest place:
Knockalla, 363m
Maximum height for area: 363 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 328 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Croaghnamaddy Hill Cruach na Madadh A name in Irish (Ir. Cruach na Madadh [PWJ†], 'stack of the dogs') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Hornblendic and sometimes schistose Bedrock

Height: 252m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C02916 40248
Place visited by 34 members. Recently by: thomas_g, dregish, ucampbell, finkey86, Fergalh, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, pearnett, IndyMan, kmoore, millsd1, sandman, procyon, chalky, Aidy
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Longitude: -7.954957, Latitude: 55.209269 , Easting: 202916, Northing: 440248 Prominence: 247m,  Isolation: 6.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 602866 940228,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg252, 10 char: Crghnmdy
Bedrock type: Hornblendic and sometimes schistose, (Metadolerite)

The highest point on Horn Head. The Metrical Dindsenchas contains a reference to Sliab Irguill, which the editor Edward Gwynn identifies with Horn Head, so it be an old name for Croaghnamaddy or may have referred to all the upland on Horn Head. For origin of name, see Ganiamore re the name Sliab Guill. There is another Croaghnamaddy SW of Dungloe.   Croaghnamaddy is the third highest hill in the Donegal North area and the 1280th highest in Ireland. Croaghnamaddy is the most westerly summit in the Donegal North area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghnamaddy (<i>Cruach na Madadh</i>) in area Donegal North, Ireland
Picture: Looking at the Rosguill Peninsula from the trig pillar.
 
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by Aidy  6 Jul 2014
I was out for an aimless drive with the family when I spotted the trig pillar on top of this hill and talked them into taking the short walk to the summit. I had followed the signs for Horn Head from Dunfanaghy, and shortly after seeing another sign saying Horn Head 150m, we parked at a small lay by with great views of the Head. From there I could clearly see the trig pillar, and as we were already on high ground, it was an easy ascent to the summit. As you can imagine, in this part of Donegal, you are very well rewarded for very little effort as the views are magnificent. I would recommend walking around as much of Horn Head as you can as the summit is only part of the attraction here - the cliff top views further to the west are also breathtaking. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/999/comment/17532/
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360° vista over N Donegal !! .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Croaghnamaddy (Cruach na Madadh))
 
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