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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: L85232 60721
Place visited by 107 members. Recently by: glenlecky, Podgemus, PeakPaul, Cathal-Kelly, Garmin, strangeweaver, Martinpeak, hivisibility, tommccarthy, JohnAshton, roscorrocket, David-Guenot, muddyboots, trevorf, Wilderness
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Longitude: -9.73369, Latitude: 53.583966 , Easting: 85232, Northing: 260721 Prominence: 45m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 485207 760741,   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 420th highest place in Ireland. Búcán is the most northerly summit and also the most westerly in the Maamturks area.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/358/?PHPSESSID=i5qtjopdb779st3grnjn7st8t1
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As good as it gets .. by group   (Show all for Búcán)
 
Búcán is a little treat on the north end of the M .. by simon3   (Show all for Búcán)
 
Leenaun Circuit .. by Geansai   (Show all for Búcán)
 
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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The painting 'Dawn, Killary Harbour' by landscape .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Búcán)
 
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