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For other uses of the term, see Croghan (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Croghan Hill.
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Croghan Mountain
Cruachán Uí Chinnsealaigh
Croghan.jpg
Croghan, and Croghan East Top, in snow as viewed from Kilcavan, County Wicklow
Highest point
Elevation 606 m (1,988 ft)
Prominence 541 m (1,775 ft)
Listing Hewitt, Marilyn, Arderin, Simm, Vandeleur-Lynam
Naming
English translation little stack of Kinsella
Language of name Irish
Geography
Location Wicklow/Wexford border, Ireland
Parent range Wicklow Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid T1309672884
Topo map OSi Discovery 62
Geology
Type of rock Basalt and gabbro

Croghan Mountain or Croghan Kinsella (Irish: Cruachán Uí Chinnsealaigh, meaning little stack of the Kinsella family) at 606 metres (1,988 ft), is the 211th–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, and the 258th–highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. Croghan is situated at the far southeastern end of the Wicklow Mountains on the Wicklow and Wexford border, in Ireland.

Naming

The fuller name comes from the Uí Chinnsealaigh, who were the dominant gaelic family in the area; and is used differentiate it from other "Cruachan" mountains.

Geography

Croghan is situated at the far southeastern end of the Wicklow Mountains on the Wicklow and Wexford border, in Ireland. Croghan is separated from the main range on its own small massif that includes neighbouring Croghan East Top 562 metres (1,844 ft) (which gives Croghan the profile of a "double peak"), and Slievefoore 414 metres (1,358 ft) to the east. Croghan is the source of the River Bann with rises from its southern slopes.

Raheenleagh Wind Farm

The eastern side of Croghan contains the Raheenleagh Wind Farm, which was a 32.2 MW Coillte-ESB Group joint venture project that opened on 20 September 2016. The wind farm was constructed in an existing Coillte forest, and consists of 11 Siemens Wind Power (108 – DD – 3.2MW) wind turbines. The project received planning permission in 2012, and a 17-month construction process started in mid-2015.

In 2018, it was reported that Coillte had sold their 50 percent stake to Greencoat Renewables.

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