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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)
 
Reading the comments on Garraun South Top, I noti .. by padodes   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun South Top in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
simon3 on Garraun South Top, 2003
by simon3  13 May 2003
Lough Knappagh stands at the foot of the dark Doughruagh mountain across the valley. Doughruagh is dark because it is made of a black rock, gabbro. In sharp contrast to this is the gaudily coloured and patterned conglomerate rock that breaks out in places such as to the left of this picture which was taken from Altnagaighera, the interesting spur of Lemnaheltia. To the right of the picture Lough Touther and some of the coastline near Letterfrack. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/347/comment/496/
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