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Barnahowna Mountain Mám Cam A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Mám Cam [PDT], 'crooked pass') Mayo County, in Arderin List, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 516m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38 Grid Reference: M00200 67500 This summit has been logged as climbed by 28 members. Recently by: bryanmccabe, PeteBog, PeakPaul, Onzy, Wilderness, simoburn, chalky, Colin Murphy, carbar, acastanikic, conormcbandon, barrymayo, madfrankie, taobear, StephenH16
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Longitude: -9.509946, Latitude: 53.647911 , Easting: 100200, Northing: 267500 Prominence: 71m,   Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 500171 767518,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brnhwn, 10 char: Barnahowna
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

This peak is unnamed on OS maps but is named Maume Camb on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830). A spur descending to the NNE is called Knockmuredamore. Barnahowna is a townland name. Also called Naweelion.   Barnahowna is the 517th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barnahowna in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Summit Stones
 
a pleasant plateau
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, scapania,  25 Apr 2014
One way up this Maumtrasna outlier is from the Coillte forest entrance near Derrinkee Bridge at M011 725 A, 15km south of Westport. Follow the track into the forest until it comes alongside a fence at forest edge, overlooking a river, cross the fence and river (likely to be impossible when in spate) and head roughly SE across the bog to reach a moderately steep grassy slope. The slope soon levels off and you climb gradually to the southwest, over undulating ground, keeping the steep edge in sight to the right. The summit plateau is soon reached, where there are a few contenders for the highest point, as well as a number of lakes and a nice view from the edge down over the impressive corrie lake of L. Glenawough. This is not a place to be in the mist, so be sure to navigate carefully.
An alternative approach is to start at the end of a minor road at M030 695 B, just past farm buildings. A kind farmer was happy to permit access up the hillside and suggested driving a further 50m beyond the end of the road along a stony track, where there is space to park and turn beside the ruin of a cottage. Head directly up the steep hillside to the right, which is the only steep part of the ascent and takes you to over 300m elevation. Turn SW and continue in that direction for 3.5km. The varied terrain is a mixture of grass, rock, boggy patches and peat hags, but the ascent is mostly gentle. The broad summit is marked by a small pile of stones (pictured). 1.5 hours to summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/421/comment/5180/
 
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