|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||54° 45' 18'' North , 8° 1' 7'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||54.75514,-8.01865|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Ireland (island)|
|Locality type:||Mountain Area|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||na Cruacha Gorma|
|Other/historical names associated with this locality:||Bluestack Mountains|
The Blue Stack Mountains or Bluestack Mountains, also called the Croaghgorms (Irish: na Cruacha Gorma, meaning "the blue stacks"), are the major mountain range in the south of County Donegal, Ireland. They provide a barrier between the south of the county, such as Donegal Town and Ballyshannon, and the towns to the north and west such as Dungloe and Letterkenny. The road between the two parts of the county goes through the Barnesmore Gap.
The highest mountain in the range is Croaghgorm, which is 674 metres high. Nearby summits include Ardnageer (642 m), Croaghanirwore (548 m), Croaghbarnes (499 m), Croaghblane (641 m), Croaghnageer (571 m), Croveenananta (476 m), Gaugin Mountain (565 m), Lacroagh (403 m), Lavagh More (671 m) and Lavagh Beg (650 m).
Glacially carved valleys.
1 valid mineral.
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Walker, G. P. L., & Leedal, G. P. (1954). The Barnesmore granite complex, county Donegal. Royal Dublin Society.
Dury, G. H. (1958). Glacial morphology of the Blue Stack area, Donegal. Irish Geography, 3(5), 242-253.