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Address: Derryveagh Mountains, Donegal Town, Ireland

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do not go up in fog

We traveled with the sole purpose of climbing Muckish. The morning was foggy but we convinced ourselves it would lift. It didn't. We reached the summit but could see no scenery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2016
lilywhitescilldara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always seen this mountain as a backdrop to our travels in Donegal and eventually took the opportunity to climb it one clear April day. It took a couple of hours but the view was fantastic at the top.

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1 Thank Liam S
Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

It was not a very good day weather wise - but we still climbed up to see the views, which all looked the same so we were a bit disappointed. Anyhow you never know till you try.

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Thank 2getawaydeals
Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

My Wife and two dogs came up by the old miners path and it was hard work in some parts. The views from the top were well worth the climb. There are some tricky bits and the ground can be dangerous in places. I wouldn't like to do it in fog or heavy rain. Once on top of the mountain... More 

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kildare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We traveled with the sole purpose of climbing Muckish. The morning was foggy but we convinced ourselves it would lift. It didn't. We reached the summit but could see no scenery on the way up. We could not see the cross it was that bad. We got lost on the way and had to get Mountain Rescue. All ended well... More 

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1 Thank lilywhitescilldara
Ardee, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

As a child/teenager I went to Falcarragh gealteacht. Muckish was my landmark. If the mountain top was visible in the morning it would be a good day. It was lovely to revisit it The area is as beautiful as ever and the beach is fantastic.

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Thank rugbyref13
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

As a flying instructor out of St Angelo, Enniskillen I have flown around and over Muckish more times than I could ever count. Like all mountains it can differ greatly in different light conditions I have been lucky enough to see it in most conditions including pouring rain.

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Thank RonaldJames
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Like and mountains muckish is nice to climb and take in scenery but please be very weary if you attempt to go up in a car as you may reach a point of the mountain that it is so thin you can only reverse, (try doing this at night) :)

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Thank 00steels
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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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

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Ireland
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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 

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