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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 118 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, wwwalker, roscorrocket, trevorf, Aciddrinker, Danger, eoghancarton, HazelDoyle, eoindunlea, conormcbandon, mountainmike, Wilderness, David-Guenot, killyman1
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Longitude: -9.8626, Latitude: 53.584867 , Easting: 76713, Northing: 261036 Prominence: 553m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 476675 761057,   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)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Eastern ridge to L Fee
gerrym on Garraun, 2008
by gerrym  2 Mar 2008
Approached from L Fee, first climbing up the steep grassy ridge to the summit of Benchoona. This is a varied and sizable top with a number of small loughs and cairns - in stark contrast with the top of Garraun which is non descript. There is a drop down to the SE to the col containing another small lough. There is a short climb to the summit of Garraun with its two small cairns a short distance apart. The only saving grace in the contrast with Benchoona are the views which open up even further. There are endless swathes of nothingness in the low ground beween the high mountains in every direction. The vista takes in the Bens, Partrys, Bengorm, Sheffreys and Mweelra with the Bens having the strongest magnetism.
Descent was by the E ridge which drops down steeply. I dropped off onto the steep grassy ground heading down to L Fee, heading for an isolated house on the shore and followed a wall skirting around to the track leading to the car. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/281/comment/2982/
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The so-called Northern Bens offer excellent retur .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Garraun)
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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