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Achill/Corraun Area   Achill Subarea
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,   Summits in area: 16,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30 For all tops   Highest summit: Croaghaun, 688m
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Minaun Hill An Mionnán A name in Irish
also Menawn an extra name in English
(Ir. An Mionnán [www.achillislandhotel.com], 'the pinnacle') Mayo County, in Carn List, Quartzites, psammitic schists Bedrock

Height: 466m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: F66140 01953 This summit has been logged as climbed by 99 members. Recently by: IainT, Ulsterpooka, Barty1958, PollyM, Onzy, Keithbrogan, pslat, TommyV, frankmc04, Secret-Five, MichaelE, quarryman, Aidy, Oileanach, David-Guenot
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Longitude: -10.039654, Latitude: 53.94965 , Easting: 66140, Northing: 301953 Prominence: 411m,   Isolation: 3.9km
ITM: 466119 801963,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Minaun, 10 char: Minaun
Bedrock type: Quartzites, psammitic schists, (Dooega Head Formation)

The cliffs of Minaun are spectacular when viewed from Keel. They offer a popular launch site for hang-gliding. The summit is a magnificent viewpoint, giving a surprisingly broad view of all of Achill and much of West Mayo, considering its moderate height. For a walk to the TV mast on Minaun, see Siúlóidí Acla, walk K. The summit is a little further on. Sometimes spelt Menawn.   Minaun is the 670th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Minaun in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
 
Trivial climb, great views, excessive religion.
Short Summary created by simon3, scapania,  7 Jul 2016
A very easy walk, and a bit of a cheat, but a great place to catch a magical Achill sunset. Follow the signposts for the summit from the Achill Sound to Keel road and park on top of the ridge beside the masts at F670 027 A. Follow the easy broad ridge for about a kilometre until the summit is reached. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/5320/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Minaun in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Descending Minaun
Bring the family
by paulocon  29 Aug 2013
The ideal family walk. Access road takes you to within 1k of the summit and from there, it's a leisurely walk up an easy incline to the summit which is marked by a statue atop a cairn. With the access road, it would be a wonderful place from which to catch a sunset. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/15165/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Minaun in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Dooega Head
 
simon3 on Minaun, 2007
by simon3  21 May 2007
Various commentators have remarked on the fine view from this summit. Tony Whilde [Ireland Walk Guides West 1978] mentions the view, including Croaghaun to the west, Slievemore to the north and the silver strand of Keel bay. He also wrote "Occasionally, I've watched porpoises in the bay and looked down on gannets fishing near the cliffs."

Perhaps you have been walking for a few days and need a light break. Well, one way up Minaun is to take the road. There is a large carpark near the top beside two sets of masts (TV and telecoms). Walk to the summit and enjoy the view on both sides.

Our view shows the cliffs south of the summit leading to Dooega Head. The highest point in the picture is at 265m. The Menawn Cliffs proper are to the SW and W of the summit (to the right of the picture.) The low double-humped island on the left is Inishturk. The even lower land stretching along the horizon from it is Inishbofin 35km away. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/2708/
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Picture: Summit of Minaun
murphysw on Minaun, 2008
by murphysw  6 Mar 2008
Drove up to the TV masts before making my way to the summit which is farther than it looks, its about a half an hour there and back, the views of the island are amazing, giving a complete 360 panorama Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/2992/
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Picture: Achill Head from Minaun
 
Peter Walker on Minaun, 2008
by Peter Walker  18 Oct 2008
On the right sort of evening, there can be few guiltier pleasures than the deplorably lazy drive up Minaun to watch the sunset. A leisurely 15-20 minute stroll leads to the main summit, and despite the kind of summer that even Noah might consider 'moist' the terrain was benign enough that boots weren't really needed. The views to either side of the ridge are very fine and spacious, so it's best to travel a little way down from the top and enjoy them to the full. The top itself is a lovely, breezy place to linger and watch the sun sink slowly into the sea to the left of Achill Head, safe in the knowledge that the car is within such easy reach. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/3390/
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Picture: Buzz R.I.P.
Toy story to Achill
by eamonoc  14 Aug 2013
12/8/2013 After climbing Tievereivagh earlier in the morning, decided to drive up to the masts on Minaun, from there it took 12 mins to reach the summit statue weather was fantastic. stunning views in all direction. Went a bit further past the summit and met Buzz Light year, see photograph Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/15067/
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