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Letterbreckaun Mountain Binn Bhriocáin A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Bhriocáin [TR], 'Brecan’s peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 667m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L85652 55093 This summit has been logged as climbed by 233 members. Recently by: IainT, mars, salford7, TriHarder, IncaHoots, Geo, millsd1, Rory87, ericjones, Humpelman, PeakPaul, David-Guenot, muddyboots, aidand, t.jay
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Longitude: -9.725588, Latitude: 53.533367 , Easting: 85652, Northing: 255093 Prominence: 322m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 485607 755098,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Ltrbrc, 10 char: Ltrbrckn
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

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 166th highest in Ireland.

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A day and a night in Joyce Country .. by Phahie   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
View of Binn Bhriocain from Maumean .. by silver   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
In this view Binn Bhriocáin is seen from Benbaun .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
On Saturday March 21st I had a great sunny aftern .. by fkaatje   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
Circular route from Glenlosh .. by csd   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhriocáin in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Looking across to the Inagh valley
An enjoyable day out
by ColinCallanan  12 Aug 2015
Using the nearby track by patmoran, I headed from Illion in a north-east direction towards Knocknahillion north top. From there, headed mostly WNW over rocky ground to reach Letterbreckaun.

Shot a video of the journey here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCPBka62Z4I Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/161/comment/18239/
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