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Sheeffry Hills Area
Maximum height for area: 772 metres,   Summits in area: 9,   Maximum prominence for area: 707 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 For all tops   Highest summit: Barrclashcame, 772m
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Tawnyard Hill Tamhnaigh Ard A name in Irish
(Ir. Tamhnaigh Ard [logainm.ie], 'high field or isolated arable
Mayo County, in Carn List, Sandstone, mudrock, conglomerate, tuff Bedrock

Height: 436m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L90346 68690 This summit has been logged as climbed by 51 members. Recently by: IainT, markmjcampion, Garmin, harry66, Peter Walker, Oileanach, Onzy, geohappy, Wilderness, Andy13460, skhg, TommyV, Bernieor, madfrankie, simoburn
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Longitude: -9.659283, Latitude: 53.656636 , Easting: 90346, Northing: 268690 Prominence: 51m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 490322 768709,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Twnyrd, 10 char: Tawnyard
Bedrock type: Sandstone, mudrock, conglomerate, tuff, (Derrylea Formation)

There are several peaks in the Sheeffry Hills and elsewhere in Mayo whose names begin with Tawny-. These are derived from Ir. tamhnach, the original meaning of which seems to be a clearing. It comes to mean 'field' and in upland areas it often has the meaning of an arable area amongst rough upland pasture. This hill is named Sheffry Hill on William Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830).   Tawnyard is the 778th highest summit in Ireland. Tawnyard is the most southerly summit and also the second most easterly in the Sheeffry Hills area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tawnyard in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
Picture: Tawnyard top
Colin Murphy on Tawnyard, 2009
by Colin Murphy  4 Sep 2009
Tawnyard was a first climb on a four-top trip around the Glenlaur Horseshoe which took in Tievnabinnia, Tievnabinnia East and Tawny Rower. Started at L915693 A close to the point where the Western Way leaves the road. There is just enough space for a couple of cars here. Ignored Western Way track and headed SW directly up slope. The initial ascent up Tawnyard is very steep but quite doable, a mixture of grass and rock with plenty of footholds, eventually easing out at about 350M. The top at the western end affords spectacular views of Tawynard Lough and Ben Gorm-Ben Creggan. The top itself isn't anything to write home about, a grassy bump with a few rocks to mark the summit. But well worth a visit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/669/comment/4070/
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Picture: View of Tievnabinnia from Tawnyard
wicklore on Tawnyard, 2008
by wicklore  16 Jul 2008
At Easter '07 I camped for a few days in Mayo to climb some mountains in the county. Early one morning I headed south from Louisburg on the R335 and turned left onto the 3rd class road at the end of Doo Lough. I parked at approximately L 916 690 B. A path led me slightly southwest onto the Tawnyard ridge. Steady climbing for about 1.2 kms brought me to the 436metre point. Some of the climbing was steep at times, especially taxing when there was no warm-up flat level walk beforehand. A fence provides a handy guide most of the way, although navigation was straightforward that day due to fantastic weather. It is simple in good weather to pick the route onward towards Tievnabinnia and a traverse of the Sheefry's. But be warned-if you eventually come down off Barrclashcame onto the regional road like I did it is a long and painful hike back to the car-especially when sunburnt! (I eventually hitched a lift on this lonely road) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/669/comment/3223/
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Picture: Tawnyard Lough
wicklore on Tawnyard, 2008
by wicklore  16 Jul 2008
Gorgeous early morning view of Tawnyard Lough from the regional road on the way to climb Tawnyard itself. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/669/comment/3224/
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Picture: Looking West from Tawnyard along the ridge
wicklore on Tawnyard, 2008
by wicklore  16 Jul 2008
After climbing Tawnyard from the East there is a slight drop, a tiny rise then another drop into a col before a steady climb up to the 500metre point at L 891 689 C. The photo shows the view to the 500metre point from Tawnyard. Ben Creggan is to the left with the Mweelrea Mountains beyond. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/669/comment/3225/
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