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Búcán Mountain (Ir. Búcán [TR], 'spur') Galway County, in Arderin List, Red mudrock, pale sandstone, minor tuffs Bedrock

Height: 550m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L85200 60700 This summit has been logged as climbed by 105 members. Recently by: PeakPaul, Cathal-Kelly, Garmin, strangeweaver, Martinpeak, hivisibility, tommccarthy, JohnAshton, roscorrocket, David-Guenot, muddyboots, trevorf, Wilderness, mountainmike, liz50
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Longitude: -9.734165, Latitude: 53.58377 , Easting: 85200, Northing: 260700 Prominence: 45m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 485175 760720,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Búcán, 10 char: Búcán
Bedrock type: Red mudrock, pale sandstone, minor tuffs, (Salrock Formation)

The element búc seems to be related to the dialect word buc, meaning 'point, summit' found in Southern France in mountain names, e.g. Buc Pointu. Walks: for a walk taking in Búcán and Binn Bhán (Maumturkmore), see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, 92-97.   Búcán is the 421st highest summit in Ireland. Búcán is the most northerly summit and also the most westerly in the Maamturks area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Búcán in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Summit stones
 
As good as it gets
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  26 May 2013
Taking the N59 from Leenaun you will see a small road to the east at 827 613 A. Drive along this for about 600m, crossing the Western Way, and entering a forest. 100m further there is a large entrance to the forest with enough space for several cars. Walk back the way you came and turn right along the western way for about 100m, or until the tree line ends. Cross a stile and turn SE, where you will see the open mountainside rising directly ahead. Continue SEE for 2 km, the terrain a mixture of short grass and rock, but fairly solid underfoot, and becoming considerably steeper for the last 500m. You will see a fence at some point which runs all the way to the summit, which is a grassy area, the high point marked by an upright stone. The views are wonderful in all directions. You can return by a slightly different route if you wish, heading in a more westerly direction towards where the tree line ends around 840 603 B, near a farmhouse. This descent is steeper and mostly grassy, but quite doable. Round trip 2 hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/358/comment/5117/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Búcán in area Maamturks, Ireland
simon3 on Búcán, 2004
by simon3  7 Jun 2004
Búcán is a little treat on the north end of the Maumturks. It can be climbed on its own for its views or perhaps as part of longer ridge walk including Leenane Hill and Meall Cheo (a local name for the last peak of the Maamturks walk).

You can reach it from the Western Way. You can park just inside the forest that fills the valley of the Bunowen river. (The forest at the bottom left of the picture.) The way up is easy which leads to the treat, a great view of the west of the Connemara and South Mayo Highlands. The photo although taken on an overcast day shows some of the extent of the view.

The view is however marred by three recent developments all visible in this small picture and very obvious from Búcán. Two are bungalows (sort of .. one has an extensive set of roof windows) to the bottom left of the picture beside the small road leading into the forest, the other is the back of commercial adventure centre, just to the right of centre (Under "Killary"). It is painted yellow and stands out like a sore thumb from this side. Arguments go back and forth about planning everywhere, but if you go to Búcán I think you will agree that the quality of the landscape is significantly changed by these buildings. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/358/comment/983/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Búcán in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: start of ridge walk from Bucan to Leenaun Hill ( in centre of picture)
 
Leenaun Circuit
by Geansai  4 Oct 2011
Parking in Leenaun I headed west on the N59 and turned onto the western way a little way out of the village. It gradually rises to 100 meters above Killary Harbour on the right. After crossing two stiles and a stream, I left the way and headed up the mountain. The ascent from the western way departure point took an hour and got harder near the top. But it was worth it. Excellent views from Bucan of the bens, turks and killary. No cairn. The ridge walk from here to Leenaun Hill was quite boggy with a good few peat hags and took another hour. At the cairn on Leenaun Hill there was an excellent view to Joyce country where I could make out Lough Nafooey. I turned left from here following the fence almost all the way down to a stream which I splashed across onto a boreen which leads down to the Galway road a few hundred yards east of Leenaun. This took another hour. A steep ascent to Bucan and a steep descent in places from Leenaun Hill. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/358/comment/6564/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Búcán in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Bucan from the SW.
A fine summit with some steep slopes.
by David-Guenot  11 Jun 2016
Easily accessible from the SE or NW, Bucan gives the impression of a round, grassy summit, but it has steep slopes to the NE and SW (see pic). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/358/comment/18580/
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pdtempan on Búcán, 2006
by pdtempan  14 Aug 2006
The painting 'Dawn, Killary Harbour' by landscape artist Paul Henry was probably painted from somewhere on the slopes of Búcán, as the viewer's eye is led straight along the length of the inlet towards the mouth of Killary Harbour at Rosroe. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/358/comment/2455/
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