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Rinavore Hill Roighne Mhór A name in Irish
(Ir. Roighne Mhór [TR], 'big excellent portion') Galway County, in Carn List, Conglomerate, sandstone, mudrock, tuff Bedrock

Height: 426m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L91600 58500 This summit has been logged as climbed by 7 members. Recently by: markwallace, chalky, maxim, taobear, Jamessheerin, eeimly, lakedistrictHW
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.63681, Latitude: 53.565373 , Easting: 91600, Northing: 258500 Prominence: 242m,   Isolation: 2.4km
ITM: 491573 758520,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Rnvr, 10 char: Rinavore
Bedrock type: Conglomerate, sandstone, mudrock, tuff, (Rosroe Formation)

Tim Robinson suggests roighne is righin, 'tough or stubborn', (TR, 103) but it seems more likely that it is simply roighne, 'the best part', perhaps a praise-name for an old land division rather than the hill itself.   Roighne Mhór is the 812th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/711/
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Apparently unpopular outlier between Partry and Maamturk Mountains.
by markwallace  28 Dec 2014
Judging by MV figures, Rinavore might well be the least climbed 400+ metre hill in the Connemara/ South-west Mayo region. I climbed it on a hot afternoon this summer. Parked at a layby with space for only one car roughly at L910 577 A - slightly south-east of the settlement at Lee na Li (per Harvey map). No gate around so climbed the fence and headed up the hillside, which rises straight from the road. I climbed by the side of a stone wall that goes almost all the way up to the top, though broken in many places.

Rinavore is really steep, grassy slopes all the way up from near sea-level to 426m – note the contours on OS 37 – very close together! Needs care on the descent for the same reason.

Memory may be out, but I don’t remember there being a cairn at the broad, flattish top. Good views to Mweelrea, Ben Gorm, Bunnacunneen, Devilsmother, and the Maamturks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/711/comment/17774/
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