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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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Tawnyard was a first climb on a four-top trip aro .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Tawnyard)
At Easter '07 I camped for a few days in Mayo to .. by wicklore   (Show all for Tawnyard)
Gorgeous early morning view of Tawnyard Lough fro .. by wicklore   (Show all for Tawnyard)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tawnyard in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
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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