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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 place has been logged as visited by 102 members. Recently by: wicklore, oakesave, Ulsterpooka, Aongus, IainT, Lauranna, mgtrose, wwwalker, trevorf, Aciddrinker, eoghancarton, eoindunlea, conormcbandon, mountainmike, Wilderness
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Longitude: -9.867896, Latitude: 53.580633 , Easting: 76332, Northing: 260570 Prominence: 31m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 476312 760595,   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 place in Ireland.

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I climbed Doughruagh and Altnagaighera many years .. by stevefe   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
This is the view from the Lemnaheltia crags, look .. by padodes   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun South Top in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
simon3 on Garraun South Top, 2003
by simon3  13 May 2003
Altnagaighera is a spur more or less west of Lemnaheltia. Lemnaheltia has little to recommend it, being flat and not having great views. It is included in the list because it is a separate peak in the definition in use (30m drop). Altnagaighera, which is interesting, has good views and some fancy rocks regrettably only has around a 25m drop, so doesn’t count as a separate top. The photo shows Altnagaighera in the background, contrasting with the flat top of Lemnaheltia. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/347/comment/495/
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Not really a summit in itself just part of the ro .. by eoin   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
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