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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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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)
 
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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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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