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Donegal NWAreaDerryveagh MountainsSubarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6
Highest place: Errigal, 751m Maximum height for area: 751 metres, Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,
Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
MuckishMountainAn Mhucais A name in Irish (Ir. An Mhucais [DUPN], 'the pig back/ridge')DonegalCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock
Height:667.1mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2Grid Reference: C00448 28709 Place visited by 355 members. Recently by: arderincorbett, Hadleigh, jamesmforrest, peter1, Seamus-hills, Dbosonnet, hugh_oc, scottwalker, FrankMc1964, JimMc, jillsteer, jimmy-mci, Hill-Billy1602, PaulNolan, jmcunningham I have visited this place: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
So named from a fancied resemblance according to Joyce. The mountain does indeed have the shape of a pig's back, with a curve before a steep downward drop on the S side. A quarry on the N side of the mountain was used to extract high-grade quartz sand for optical glass.
Muckish is the third highest mountain in the Donegal NW area and the 164th highest in Ireland. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/163/?PHPSESSID=nr5s7frv64c560a4g1bksmdn01