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Maumtrasna Mountain Mám Trasna A name in Irish
also Formnamore an extra name in English
(Ir. Mám Trasna [OSI], 'pass across') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone, pebbly conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 682m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38 Grid Reference: L96089 63742 This summit has been logged as climbed by 147 members. Recently by: Cathal-Kelly, Peter Walker, marchiggins, IainT, aidand, Lauranna, Onzy, salford7, Garmin, DaveMc, Wendy, shaygo, guestuser, Danger, PeakPaul
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Longitude: -9.570833, Latitude: 53.61336 , Easting: 96089, Northing: 263742 Prominence: 607m,   Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 496061 763761,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mmtrsn, 10 char: Maumtrasna
Bedrock type: Sandstone, pebbly conglomerate, (Moy Sandstone Formation)

There are numerous spurs running off Maumtrasna, such as Knocklaur, Benwee, Leynabricka, Skeltia and Buckaun, but few are peaks in their own right. This area was formerly in Co. Galway, but is now in Mayo. An earlier name for Maumtrasna is Formnamore (Ir. Formna Mór, 'great shoulder'). Roderic O'Flaherty mentions in this 1684 as one of the boundaries of Iarchonnacht or West Connacht: It is surrounded on the east with Loughmeasg [Lough Mask], the isthmus and river of Cong, Lough Orbsen [Lough Corrib], and the river of Galway; on the south with the bay of Gallway [sic] and the western ocean; on the west and north with the same ocean, and with the mountains of Formna more further on the north. [O'Flaherty, 7-8] That the name Formnamore corresponds to Maumtrasna is confirmed by a reference in H. C. Hart's Climbing in the British Isles (1895). The name Maumtrasna originally applies to the pass on the road between L. Nafooey and L. Mask, which also gives its name to a townland in this area. Walks: for a route around Lough Nadirkmore and over the shoulder of Buckaun, see Kevin Corcoran, West of Ireland Walks, 123-32.   Maumtrasna is the highest mountain in the Partry/Joyce Country area and the 139th highest in Ireland.

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Driving north along the N59, the craggy and deepl .. by lewvalton   (Show all for Maumtrasna)
 
mikek on Maumtrasna, 2004
by mikek  21 Aug 2004
With a few hours to spare on a trip to the Nephins I decided to try a walk N of Lough Nafooey. My plan was to follow the skyline above the Dooletter Valley taking in Skeltia on the ascent and Leynabricka on the descent. I parked the car at the carpark overlooking the lake (Ref: 983603 A) and headed up the hill. On reaching Skeltia my curiosity was aroused when looking at the map by the deep valley running SE from Mám Trasna summit, and from which the Srahnalong River flows. I headed E to have a look and once I had sight of this magnificant valley from above my route plan immediately changed. It is narrow, deep, with tumbling streams, and layer after layer of craggy edges running up the NE face of the valley. I decided I simply had to descend through this wonderful place. I first headed NW and then made my way into the head of the valley N of the major stream feeding the river below. The descent was steeper than it needed to be,as I made my way to the NE side of the valley to the foot of the craggy edges before dropping down to the river. Once the river was reached it was a pleasant walk out the valley. It was well worth it, and it reminded me of a scaled up craggy version of the Macha na Bo/Glennahoo valley E of Beenoskee on the Dingle Peninsula. Stay on the L bank as the land the right has been broken up with loads of fencing at right angles to the river. Returned to the car via the bog roads and col at Ref:992607 B and a heathery descent to the road (not recommended). Plan to return. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/132/comment/1104/
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HC Hart [Climbing in the British Isles 1895] give .. by simon3   (Show all for Maumtrasna)
 
You can walk over 1100 metres east to west on the .. by simon3   (Show all for Maumtrasna)
 
the top of this mountain is such a vast area an .. by micky   (Show all for Maumtrasna)
 
There's a great route up the south side of the lo .. by cha   (Show all for Maumtrasna)
 
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