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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)
Approached from L Fee, first climbing up the stee .. by gerrym   (Show all for Garraun)
The so-called Northern Bens offer excellent retur .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Garraun)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
simon3 on Garraun, 2003
by simon3  26 Dec 2003
Garraun is roughly as exciting as Lemnaheltia. Which is to say that it is flattish and featureless. The photo shows the two small cairns on the summit. An easy way to get to Garraun is via a distinctive spur that stretches from the summit to the east. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/281/comment/778/
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Christmas Climb .. by maurice12   (Show all for Garraun)
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