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Bothán Hill Bohaun A name in English
(Ir. Bothán [OSI], 'little hut') Galway County, in Carn List, Sandstone, some shelly, purple mudstone Bedrock

Height: 424m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38 Grid Reference: M00669 55955 This summit has been logged as climbed by 13 members. Recently by: eamonoc, simoburn, chalky, juliewoods, paddyhillsbagger, taobear, FilHil, Frank12345, Jamessheerin, gerrym, pathlover, ahendroff, lakedistrictHW
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Longitude: -9.49918, Latitude: 53.54431 , Easting: 100669, Northing: 255955 Prominence: 158m,   Isolation: 3.7km
ITM: 500640 755976,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bohaun, 10 char: Bohaun
Bedrock type: Sandstone, some shelly, purple mudstone, (Kilbride Formation)

Bothán is the 830th highest summit in Ireland.

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Bohaun on 25.02.2012
by FilHil  5 Apr 2012
Here goes my first contribution to MV.

From Cornamona on the R345 take a local road north west and after about 1km park in a lay by at a single track road (M 031 536 A).

I enquired about access and a local farmer suggested that I go through the gate lower down the road (near a modern house) and follow the stony/grassy track till reaching a gate and stream (M 018 544 B), a 1 hour walk with a full rucksack.

The track was used in times gone by to cart turf down the hill, donkeys providing the pulling power. The old turf cutting fields are in evidence further up the hill, they are a challenge to cross, the cut-away areas having flooded and walls eroded.

At the old gate you have a choice of taking the boggy path ahead and ‘navigate’ through the old turf fields (have been there - I would not recommend it) or push up north alongside the stream over an old earthen wall. Both routes lead to a nearby hill called Teeranea (339m). At its top you can use a fence as guide, first W to an adjacent hill at 406m then NW all the way to the top at 424m.

The boggy terrain will slow you down somewhat but you will be rewarded with beautiful views over Lough Corrib to E and Lough Mask to NE. On the way up approaching Teeranea, look E to enjoy neighbouring Benlevy in full splendor. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/722/comment/6751/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bothán in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Bohaun summit with Glenbeg E in background.
A shorter steeper approach!
by paddyhillsbagger  8 Jan 2013
Rather than follow Filhill's route (which would involve a long trek) I chose a more direct, if steeper route from the North. Finding a spot to park near M009 570 C, I enquired locally about access and got a friendly response from a cheery sheep farmer with whom I chatted for a while whilst enjoying the January sunshine!
The walk itself followed the line of a stone wall accessed via a farm gate and later when above the fields along the line of a stream. The top was gained in about an hour and although steep in places, a route can be chosen to avoid the more vertical parts.
The fence Filhill mentioned soon appeared and a small collection of stones sufficed as a summit cairn. Marvelous views all around. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/722/comment/14899/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bothán in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Above the Valley
by Geansai  6 Apr 2012
Here's a shot of Bothan from north of Knockagussy to the southwest with Binn Shleibhe to the right of the picture in the background. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/722/comment/6758/
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