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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 144 members. Recently by: IainT, aidand, Lauranna, Onzy, salford7, Garmin, DaveMc, Wendy, shaygo, guestuser, Danger, PeakPaul, paddyman, DesHoulihan, maurice12
I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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)
With a few hours to spare on a trip to the Nephin .. by mikek   (Show all for Maumtrasna)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maumtrasna in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Some of the many corries from the SE
simon3 on Maumtrasna, 2005
by simon3  5 Oct 2005
HC Hart [Climbing in the British Isles 1895] gives an alternative name for this summit of Formnamore. He wasn't overly impressed with it, saying of this and the Devil's Mother (they) ".. form a series of high barren tablelands, dotted with pools, and of no interest whatever". But then he was looking for climbing.
The picture is of the eastern side of Maumtrasna. Although not particularly tall at 682m this mountain covers a vast area, being about 7 by 8.5 km in extent. There are at least ten corries all around with, as usual, the north and east facing ones being the biggest.

If you are interested in the geology of a place near the area, have a look at this
this in which you can find out about an ancient volcano to the south of Maumtrasna on the east spur of Ben Beg.

The panoramic photo shows the eastern side of the mountain, the summit being nearly 4km behind Binnaw. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/132/comment/637/
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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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