Croaghaun View, Achill


Taken from the top of Croaghaun, looking back towards Minaun Cliffs on Achill Island.


Croaghaun is the most westerly peak of Achill Island, and its highest mountain. Its cliffs lie on the northern slope of the mountain. The cliffs at Croaghaun can only be seen by hiking around or to the summit of the mountain, or from the sea. They are part of a sequence of sheer rock faces which start south of Keem Bay and loop around the uninhabited north-west of the island, by Achill Head and Saddle Head, and east to Slievemore, occasionally dropping vertically into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At 688 metres (2,257 ft), it has the highest sea cliffs in Ireland and Great Britain as well as the third highest sea cliffs in Europe

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