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Garraun Mountain Maolchnoc A name in Irish
(Ir. Maolchnoc [TR], 'bald hill') Galway County, in Arderin List, Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic Bedrock

Height: 598m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76713 61036 This summit has been logged as climbed by 119 members. Recently by: Aongus, IainT, Lauranna, wwwalker, roscorrocket, trevorf, Aciddrinker, Danger, eoghancarton, HazelDoyle, eoindunlea, conormcbandon, mountainmike, Wilderness, David-Guenot
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Longitude: -9.862374, Latitude: 53.584862 , Easting: 76713, Northing: 261036 Prominence: 553m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 476690 761056,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Garaun, 10 char: Garraun
Bedrock type: Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic, (Ben Levy Grit Formation)

Locally only the name Maolchnoc is used according to Tim Robinson, while the anglicised name Garraun marked on OS maps is no longer in use. There are several other hills in the area where the same discrepancy can be observed: Binn Fraoigh/Altnagaighera, Letter Hill/Tully Mountain. Garraun is clearly also a name of Irish origin. It may either be from Ir. garrán, 'grove', or, more likely, from Ir. géarán, 'fang'. The summit is flattish, but the eastern ridge leading to it is sharp enough to have deserved this name. If this suggestion is correct, the anomaly of two different Irish names for the peak is only an apparent problem, not a real one. The name Maolchnoc would aptly describe the rounded summit, while An Géarán would denote the sharp ridge descending to Lough Fee. Walks: see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, for routes approaching from the SE (45-50) and the NW (51-56).   Garraun is the 293rd highest summit in Ireland.

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Flat and Featureless Summit .. by group   (Show all for Garraun)
 
I climbed Garraun on 8th September 2007 using the .. by Brendan777   (Show all for Garraun)
 
Approached from L Fee, first climbing up the stee .. by gerrym   (Show all for Garraun)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
CaptainVertigo on Garraun, 2006
by CaptainVertigo  6 Dec 2006
The so-called Northern Bens offer excellent returns for relatively little effort. In August 2006 my teenage sons and I followed the route suggested in WWI No.72 which involved parking near Creeragh Church on the Letterfrack to Leenane road (L802594 C), and walking along a boreen which runs roughly parallel to the south western shore of Lough Fee. Circa L795605 D, almost in front of a lonely but very much inhabited cottage turn left (westerly) and ascend the long spur that narrows as it heads for Garraun (598 m). It was a short hop across to Ben Choona and then back across Garraun to Binn Fhraoigh (of which more anon). Perhaps the most rewarding viewpoint was at the spot height marked 556 on Harvey's Map. During our time on the summits we saw the Renvyle peninsula with Tully Mountain to the west (and on to Inisbofin); Mweelrea and Killary to the north; to the east Lough Fee and the stately Turks; to the south Kylemore lake and the Twelve Bens. We descended another long spur (to the south of Lecknavarna river): the photo shows the great canvas of the northern Inagh Valley , bounded by the Turks and the Twelve Bens. When the Navan Trekkers arrived in Tully Cross for our October Weekend it was decided to repeat the route with all grades participating. Although the morning was wet the day cleared in time for the descent, and I was once again treated to the view in the photo. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/281/comment/2572/
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Garraun is roughly as exciting as Lemnaheltia. W .. by simon3   (Show all for Garraun)
 
Christmas Climb .. by maurice12   (Show all for Garraun)
 
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