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Leenaun Hill Mountain An Meall Dubh A name in Irish
(Ir. An Meall Dubh [TR*], 'black knoll') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Siltstone & sandstone Bedrock

Height: 618m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L87400 59300 This summit has been logged as climbed by 199 members. Recently by: David-Guenot, muddyboots, JMarc, PeakPaul, gernee, ColinCallanan, brianmccrossan, guestuser, Ulsterpooka, Twinkletoes, DesHoulihan, feeneyp, Wilderness, bossyboots, maike
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Longitude: -9.700458, Latitude: 53.571674 , Easting: 87400, Northing: 259300 Prominence: 363m,   Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 487374 759320,   GPS IDs, 6 char: LnnHl, 10 char: Lenaun Hil
Bedrock type: Siltstone & sandstone, (Lough Muck Formation)

Walks: see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, 80-85, for a route to the summit from Leenaun village. Sometimes called Bunnaviskaun.   Leenaun Hill is the 256th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Leenaun Hill in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: pic:Colin Murphy
 
Stunning Views over Leenaun and Killary Harbour
Short Summary created by Onzy,  8 Sep 2014
Given Leenaun's location nestled between the Maamturk, Partry, Ben Gorm, Sheefry, Twelve Ben and Mweelrea ranges, it is no surprise that it's namesake hill boasts great views. On a good day, views in all directions are spectacular.

Leenaun Hill is a well climbed hill and easily reached from a number of directions. Perhaps the easiest route for an out and back walk, is from L88170 61411 A, on the R366, where there is a gate and a track. Starting from here means an out and back distance of c.6k and 1.5 hours.

There are also a number of potential starting points along the N59. There is room to park one car at L85017 62467 B, and several more at L856 624 C and L870 620 D, where the Western Way leaves the road. Access is also possible from a shared entrance at L87370 61831 E.

Various of these entry and exit points can be combined to keep the walk interesting, perhaps also taking in Bucan to the West. A good route is to begin from one of the points on the N59, climb to Bucan, along the ridges to Leenaun Hill, and descending to the R336. Or to minimise the road walk, the descent to L87370 61831 E, close to the Leenaun Hotel is also a good option. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/246/comment/5006/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Leenaun Hill in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: looking a bit S of E towards leenaun hill
From the top of The Col of Despondancy
by aburden  1 Mar 2011
Up the Col of Despondancy and turned East to follow hags to high point ( cairn ) in distance Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/246/comment/6255/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Leenaun Hill in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Leenaun Hill looking West
 
robhoward on Leenaun Hill, 2006
by robhoward  19 Jun 2006
A relatively easy walk without too many rocky sections but rewarding views from the 618 metre summit. We started from the Car Park for the Killary Harbour (Grid Ref 856 624) and made our way up the river to the Western Way, but a more sensible way would be to access the Western Way from near (870 620)! Left the Western Way at 847 619 F and made our way to the ridge via (851 607 G). Followed the ridge down then up to the summit. Excellent views of the Benchoonas, Kylemore Lough and Lough Fee withy Knockbrack in the distance (see photo). Easiest way down was to follow the line of the sheep fence down the ridge then cut across near the deserted village buildings to access the road at (874 618 H) on the west of the river. Taking it easy and with lots of stops it took us about 7 hours to do the 10 kms! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/246/comment/2409/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Leenaun Hill in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Leenaun Hill
colin murphy on Leenaun Hill, 2009
by colin murphy  2 Nov 2009
Starting and ending at 615882 I, just a couple of hundred metres along the Maam road out of Leenaun vollage, there is space for a car or two on the left hand side of the road. Walk back down the road about thirty metres where you will see a track which follows a stream from Leenaun Hill. Leave the track at point 610882 J and cross the stream, and follow a fence with takes you all the way to the top, mostly grassy but occasionally quite steep. Spectacular views in all directions. Pic shows approach towards summit taken at about 400m. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/246/comment/4249/
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emaxwell on Leenaun Hill, 2006
by emaxwell  5 Jan 2006
3 of us climbed it from a point 1 mile from Leenaun on the road to Maam. We walked the horseshoe and descended down the river into the centre of Leenaun. It took 4 hours with lots of stops for photos. Well worth the climbing effort for the ever changing views. Very slippy descending as my sore elbow can testify. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/246/comment/2118/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Leenaun Hill in area Maamturks, Ireland
 
colin murphy on Leenaun Hill, 2009
by colin murphy  2 Nov 2009
Leenaun Hill summit cairn Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/246/comment/4250/
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