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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 207 members. Recently by: IainT, strangeweaver, Caoilfionn, marchiggins, caroline1988, Martinpeak, Wendy, tommccarthy, David-Guenot, muddyboots, JMarc, PeakPaul, gernee, ColinCallanan, brianmccrossan
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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/
From the top of The Col of Despondancy .. by aburden   (Show all for Leenaun Hill)
A relatively easy walk without too many rocky sec .. by robhoward   (Show all for Leenaun Hill)
Starting and ending at 615882 I, just a coup .. by colin murphy   (Show all for Leenaun Hill)
3 of us climbed it from a point 1 mile from Leena .. by emaxwell   (Show all for Leenaun Hill)
Leenaun Hill summit cairn .. by colin murphy   (Show all for Leenaun Hill)
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