Croaghgorm

Croaghgorm or Bluestack (from Irish: an Chruach Gorm, meaning 'the blue stack')[1] is a 674-metre (2,211 ft) mountain in County Donegal, Ireland. It is the highest of the Blue Stack Mountains (or Croaghgorms) and the third-highest mountain in County Donegal.[1]

Croaghgorm
Cruach Ghorm
View from Croaghgorm - geograph.org.uk - 161755.jpg
Summit of Croaghgorm
Highest point
Elevation674 m (2,211 ft) [1][2]
Prominence541 m (1,775 ft) [1]
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt
Coordinates54°45′15″N 8°04′52″W / 54.754171°N 8.081031°W / 54.754171; -8.081031Coordinates: 54°45′15″N 8°04′52″W / 54.754171°N 8.081031°W / 54.754171; -8.081031
Naming
English translationblue stack
Language of nameIrish
Geography
Croaghgorm is located in island of Ireland
Croaghgorm
Croaghgorm
Location in Ireland
LocationCounty Donegal, Ireland
Parent rangeBluestack Mountains
OSI/OSNI gridG948895

On 31 January 1944, during World War II, a Royal Air Force (RAF) Sunderland plane crashed on the mountain. Seven RAF crewmen from 228 Squadron were killed. Wreckage from the plane can still be seen on the mountain's slopes. A memorial plaque was unveiled in 1988.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Croaghgorm MountainViews. Retrieved: 2013-03-19.
  2. ^ Peakbagger