Croghan Mountain facts for kids
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|Cruachán Uí Chinnsealaigh|
Croghan, and Croghan East Top, in snow as viewed from Kilcavan, County Wicklow
|Elevation||606 m (1,988 ft)|
|Prominence||541 m (1,775 ft)|
|Listing||Hewitt, Marilyn, Arderin, Simm, Vandeleur-Lynam|
|English translation||little stack of Kinsella|
|Language of name||Irish|
|Location||Wicklow/Wexford border, Ireland|
|Parent range||Wicklow Mountains|
|Topo map||OSi Discovery 62|
|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.
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.
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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