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Address: Derryveagh Mountains, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Easy climb depending on which route you take. Impressive views from the top. Long saddle which is delightful to wak along at the top. Well worth a go even for the most novice of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Sharon H
Newtownards, United Kingdom

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Easy climb depending on which route you take. Impressive views from the top. Long saddle which is delightful to wak along at the top. Well worth a go even for the most novice of hillwalkers

Thank Sharon H
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After lots of planning we set off from tin grotto to climb Muckish "easy route." Easy it was not. The alternative route is via the miners village but were advised this was a steep, more dangerous path. The conditions were poor and it was wet, cold and windy. As 2 relatively experienced climbers we headed off despite the poor weather.... More 

Thank KatieKairns
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is an old quartzite mine at the top of Muckish that you can access by climbing a steep miners path from the Creeslough/ Portnablagh side. From Creeslough you travel towards Portnablagh and turn left across from the graveyard. Follow the road past the quarry, over the closed railway line( which is worth a walk in itself) and drive to... More 

Thank letter1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a haven for walkers or climbers who seek peace and tranquillity. When you get to the top of this mountain you look around and see, Derryveagh, Creeslough, North Derry and Antrim and so many other places. So enjoy when you get there its a treat and experience.

1 Thank marypatrica
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We climbed the Muckish in ok conditions. My youngest is 9 year's old and she was ok but only barely. I think any younger would struggle. We brought wet gear and needed it. You need boots and I'd recommend gaiters and walking sticks. Water and a picnic is good - you will need it but there aren't many places to... More 

Thank Paul_41LD
Donegal Town, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a tough climb especially after climbing the sides of Errigal. Brilliant views from the top. On a good day one can see forever. Again after a tough ascent there is a mighty descent from there into Falcarragh.

1 Thank smack19126d
Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We were heading for Falcarragh and decided to take a detour over Muckish Gap, and we were delighted we did. We wanted to see the "Bridge of Sorrows", which is on the gap, as I'd seen a story on the tv about it. It was at this bridge that loved ones separated in pursuit of some hope of an existence... More 

3 Thank letterkennycaint
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

most visitors climb nearby mount errigal but this is a challenging climb with spectacular scenery on a fine day. Would be suitable for young teenagers but younger children than that would not be recommended. It can be quite breezy at the top so dress accordingly.

1 Thank cathalr123
Buncrana, Ireland
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55 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I climbed this mountain a year or two ago, via the quarry side. Tough climb, but wonderful views from the top! Would be very weather dependent. Assume it'd be very dangerous in misty weather!

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