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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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Unremarkable Grassy Top .. by group   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
Altnagaighera. From here, eternity does not seem .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun South Top in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: The Doe's Leap
 
padodes on Garraun South Top, 2007
by padodes  26 Jun 2007
Reading the comments on Garraun South Top, I notice that it is often referred to as Lemnaheltia. By rights, though, I think that name only applies to the craggy buttress SW of the top (part of it can be seen in the photo, with Doughruagh behind). That is reflected in the Harvey map of Connemara which even seems to pinpoint a spot at approx. L 763 598 E. It would also correspond to the origen of the name Léim na hilte (the Doe's Leap), which is derived from the story of Fionn Mac Cumhail's favourite hound, Bran, who, in hot pursuit of a doe, jumped over the crags and tumbled headlong into the lake below. (There were no mighty Connemara sheep fences to break his fall in those days.) The crags are a beautiful place to forget about time and soak in the scenery. As for the name 'Garraun South Top', which doesn't appear on the Harvey map, I suppose it's as good as any other. It has at least the merit of adding another 500m top to the list. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/347/comment/2755/
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Garraun South Top itself is an unremarkable grass .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
This misty panorama shows the dark Doughruagh to .. by simon3   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
Lough Knappagh stands at the foot of the dark Dou .. by simon3   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
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