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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
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -10.039609, Latitude: 53.949651 , Easting: 66140, Northing: 301953 Prominence: 411m,   Isolation: 3.9km
ITM: 466122 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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Trivial climb, great views, excessive religion. .. by group   (Show all for Minaun)
Bring the family .. by paulocon   (Show all for Minaun)
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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Drove up to the TV masts before making my way to .. by murphysw   (Show all for Minaun)
On the right sort of evening, there can be few gu .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Minaun)
Toy story to Achill .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Minaun)
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