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Largan Hill Hill Sligo County, in Carn List, Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 413m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 24 Grid Reference: G39060 17735 This summit has been logged as climbed by 13 members. Recently by: 40Shades, Garmin, ColinCallanan, chalky, Fergalh, harry66, mountainmike, turfymccloud, , scapania, gerrym, paddyhillsbagger, sandman
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Longitude: -8.932399, Latitude: 54.105138 , Easting: 139060, Northing: 317735 Prominence: 228m,   Isolation: 2.9km
ITM: 539023 817742,   GPS IDs, 6 char: LrgnHl, 10 char: Largan Hil
Bedrock type: Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds, (Meelick Member)

Largan Hill is the 881st highest summit in Ireland.

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by sandman  8 Aug 2011
Take R294 from Tobbercurry to Ballina as you see the sign Welcome to Mayo turn right park at next entrance to abandoned cottage at G3745916915 A(start) Map 24 shows trail which is correct but long overgrown cross into forrestry at G3786216992 B(wooden stile) follow faint trail up to open hill at G389681762 C and continue to point G3948217507 D along fence turn left (hill erosion) up to ridge continue across boggy area to summit G3906017735 E Great views across to Nephin and North Mayo. Returned to car via point G3879517405 F where mature and new trees meet keeping fence on left you soon return to original trail at G3863917247 G Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/770/comment/6469/
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A nice day with some unexpected sunshine!
by ColinCallanan  13 Feb 2015
When an unexpected sunny spell came to visit us in south Sligo, I decided to drive out to Lough Talt to tackle this interesting little hill. I mostly followed the track by gerrym, parking near a gate entrance at the start of his track. The walk was very pleasant, dry and the sun illuminated the hills leading up to Knocknasliggaun to the South West. With cloud coming in from the north, views from the summit were not as good as expected. But the lovely fresh air, and the views across to Lough Talt to the south and also Meenamaddo and Sruffaungarve to my NNE more than made up for the lack of visibility elsewhere. When cloud lifted, I had a nice view of Nephin.

I made the mistake of following gerrym's track right down into the inviting green forest at G3830017625 H. This started very nice but like Gerry warned, the going gets quite tough, so you'll be almost crawling through some of this forest. I'll do this route soon again and upload a track using Paddy's route near G382 178 I to complete the circuit. This will require going around the edge of the forest is a westerly direction, until you veer a little south towards the road. The walk back along the road back to the car is surprisingly pleasant. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/770/comment/17842/
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Tough going
by paddyhillsbagger  4 Mar 2012
Parked a little up the road from sandman's starting point at a large forestry entrance. Followed the paths and made my way uphill to the North of the forest edge which brought me out on open moorland near spot height 349 G382 178. Made my way across boggy and tussocky ground to an empty unmarked summit of peat hags. Wonderful views of surrounding country and mountain ranges. Returned via sandman's route but didn't find forest trail and cut through trees which was pretty unpleasant. A lot of effort for a dull top with a nice view. Allow about an hour and a half with some tough going. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/770/comment/6706/
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