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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)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Búcán in area Maamturks, Ireland
simon3 on Búcán, 2004
by simon3  7 Jun 2004
Búcán is a little treat on the north end of the Maumturks. It can be climbed on its own for its views or perhaps as part of longer ridge walk including Leenane Hill and Meall Cheo (a local name for the last peak of the Maamturks walk).

You can reach it from the Western Way. You can park just inside the forest that fills the valley of the Bunowen river. (The forest at the bottom left of the picture.) The way up is easy which leads to the treat, a great view of the west of the Connemara and South Mayo Highlands. The photo although taken on an overcast day shows some of the extent of the view.

The view is however marred by three recent developments all visible in this small picture and very obvious from Búcán. Two are bungalows (sort of .. one has an extensive set of roof windows) to the bottom left of the picture beside the small road leading into the forest, the other is the back of commercial adventure centre, just to the right of centre (Under "Killary"). It is painted yellow and stands out like a sore thumb from this side. Arguments go back and forth about planning everywhere, but if you go to Búcán I think you will agree that the quality of the landscape is significantly changed by these buildings. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/358/comment/983/
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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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