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Garraun South Top Mountain For origin of name, see Garraun. Galway County, in Arderin List, Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic Bedrock

Height: 556m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76332 60570 This summit has been logged as climbed by 99 members. Recently by: Aongus, IainT, Lauranna, mgtrose, wwwalker, trevorf, Aciddrinker, eoghancarton, eoindunlea, conormcbandon, mountainmike, Wilderness, David-Guenot, kakamaka17, Caithniadh
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Longitude: -9.867939, Latitude: 53.580587 , Easting: 76332, Northing: 260570 Prominence: 31m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 476309 760590,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrnSth, 10 char: GrnSthTp
Bedrock type: Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic, (Ben Levy Grit Formation)

The townland south of this top, running down to Kylemore Lough, is Lemnaheltia (Ir. Léim na hEilte, 'the doe's leap'). It appears on Mercator's map of Ireland (1595) as Dosleape. This must originally have been the name of a mountain or cliff. According to legend Fionn Mac Cumhail's dog Bran pursued a doe here. When the doe leapt from the summit, Bran fell from the cliff into the lake. Most likely it refers to the steep south face of Doughruagh overlooking Kylemore Lough and Pollacappul Lough, though Doughruagh is not in Lemnaheltia but the neighbouring townland of Pollacappul. Variations of this story can be found throughout Ireland. In Kerry, for instance, there is a lake named Lough Brin (Ir. Loch Broin, 'Bran's lake') south of the Reeks. Previously Lemnaheltia in MV. Altnagaighera is the name of a spur to the W which is lower than Garraun South top but more sharply defined.   Garraun South Top is the 400th highest summit in Ireland.

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CaptainVertigo on Garraun South Top, 2006
by CaptainVertigo  6 Dec 2006
Altnagaighera. From here, eternity does not seem so far. You can spend a long hour staring at the dark green northern face of Doughruach. But it is vaguely disturbing, and suggestive of purgatory. Better to study the north Connemara coastline, and its several islands, and enormous beaches of south Mayo- splashes of heaven on a clear day. Altnagaighera, though no more than a pimple on the massif, gives an impression of exposure, just enough to drive off any hint of smugness. The whiff of danger adds piquancy to the Paul Henry merging of sky sea and land. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/347/comment/2573/
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