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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 419th 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/
 
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)
 
The painting 'Dawn, Killary Harbour' by landscape .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Búcán)
 
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