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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 102 members. Recently by: strangeweaver, Martinpeak, hivisibility, tommccarthy, JohnAshton, roscorrocket, David-Guenot, muddyboots, trevorf, Wilderness, mountainmike, liz50, markwallace, Miranda, mirnamirna
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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 418th highest summit in Ireland. Búcán is the most northerly summit and also the most westerly in the Maamturks area.

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COMMENTS for Búcán 1 of 1
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)
A fine summit with some steep slopes. .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Búcán)
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/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
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