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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
area')
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: -9.659313, Latitude: 53.656627 , Easting: 90346, Northing: 268690 Prominence: 51m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 490320 768708,   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 779th 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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Tawnyard was a first climb on a four-top trip aro .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Tawnyard)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tawnyard in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
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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Gorgeous early morning view of Tawnyard Lough fro .. by wicklore   (Show all for Tawnyard)
 
After climbing Tawnyard from the East there is a .. by wicklore   (Show all for Tawnyard)
 
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