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BúcánMountain(Ir. Búcán [TR], 'spur')GalwayCounty, in Arderin List, Red mudrock, pale sandstone, minor tuffs Bedrock
Height:550mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid 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 I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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