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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
padodes on Garraun, 2007
by padodes  27 Jun 2007
Looking northwards from the top of Garraun (or Corraun, or Maolchnoc, as it seems to be variously called), with its ESE spur beginning to drop down sharply to Lough Fee, this is certainly a mountain with a view, whatever about its identity problem and its featureless summit. On the horizon, behind, is the great horseshoe of Mweelrea. To the E, not visible in the photo, the Maumturks, the mouth of the Inagh valley, and several of the Twelve Bens; to the SW, Doughruagh... it's worth every step of the climb. I followed the classic route from Creeragh Church (L799 593 A) to Lemnaheltia and then on to what is really a small plateau with three spurs branching off in different directions: Binn Fraoigh, Benchoona and Garraun. The ESE ridge from Garraun took me back to Creeragh. It's hardly surprising that Fionn Mac Cumhail found his delight in these parts! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/281/comment/2752/
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Garraun itself isn't that exciting, but the views .. by csd   (Show all for Garraun)
 
rain, mud and no views .. by fkaatje   (Show all for Garraun)
 
Pic shows the cairn marking the summit of Garraun .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Garraun)
 
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