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Roighne Mhór Hill Rinavore A name in English
(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
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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 713th highest summit in Ireland. Roighne Mhór is the second most westerly summit in the Partry/Joyce Country area.

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COMMENTS for Roighne Mhór 1 of 1
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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