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LetterbreckaunMountainBinn Bhriocáin A name in Irish (Ir. Binn Bhriocáin [TR], 'Brecan’s peak')GalwayCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock
Height:667mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid Reference: L85655 55097This summit has been logged as climbed by 213 members. Recently by: Podgemus, Cathal-Kelly, Ulsterpooka, DesHoulihan, strangeweaver, ColinCallanan, kevinmbyrne1, hannukkah, hivisibility, maike, crankechick, pcnovice, eoghancarton, procyon, simoburn I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
The anglicised name Letterbreckaun comes from Leitir Bhriocáin [TR], 'Brecan’s wet hillside', and is the name of a townland on the slope of the hill. St. Brecan is a saint associated particularly with Co. Galway, who is said to have been the successor to St. Enda in Cill Éinne, the Aran Islands [TR, 106]. His name is also remembered in another townland called Letterbrickaun in Leenane parish and in the parish of Cill Bhriocáin / Kilbrickan, located south of Maam Cross.
Binn Bhriocáin is the second highest mountain in the Maamturks area and the 165th highest in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/161/