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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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Looking northwards from the top of Garraun (or Co .. by padodes   (Show all for Garraun)
Garraun itself isn't that exciting, but the views .. by csd   (Show all for Garraun)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
rain, mud and no views
by fkaatje  12 Feb 2012
Climbed Garraun and Garraun South top on Saturday February 12th 2012. The weather forecast was for good bright spells with some showers, so I was hopeful for some good views. However halfway up Garraun ESE spur clouds and soaking rain descended on me and did not leave me alone until almost back at the car. Therefore I dropped my plans of including Benchoona and Binn Fhraoigh. I started from the church and followed the minor road along Lough Fee until its end at a house and a sheep pen. I entered the gate and climbed west towards the spur. There is a gate in the fence at L79265 60398 B offering access to the spur. I followed up the spur aiming for the false summit at 480m (L77364 60924 C) which blocks the actual summit of Garraun from view. Before the clouds descended I got a good view on the very steep neighbouring ridge up to Benchoona. Might be an option for a quick steep ascent, but not terrain I'd want to bother with on descent. The photo, which was taken at around 250m height, shows the fallse summit and part of the Benchoona ridge. The summit of Garraun is rather featureless apart from two small cairns. I had a bit of a challenge navigating my way to Garraun South due to the lack of visibility and the boggy/muddy terrain which was soaked by heavy overnight rain. Had to retrace my steps several times to avoid some very bad patches and steep slippery turf slopes. Same story for the first part of the descent from Garraun south. Descended through wet bogland and entered the road through a gate at L79191 58941 D. Have to return here on a fine day to take in the views. If you want to follow in my footsteps then download the gps trail at http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/user.do?name=fkaatje. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/281/comment/6681/
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Pic shows the cairn marking the summit of Garraun .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Garraun)
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