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Cnoc Mordáin Hill (Ir. Cnoc Mordáin [logainm.ie], 'hill of Mordán') Galway County, in Binnion List, Megacrystic pink/grey monzogranite Bedrock

Height: 354m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L86408 37770
Place visited by 35 members. Recently by: TommyV, fieldoptic, trevorf, ColinCallanan, juliewoods, eamonoc, frankmc04, Stiofan, deirdrenig, MichaelE, bryanmccabe, jimbloomer, chalky, mdoc1969, On-the-hills
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Longitude: -9.707642, Latitude: 53.378105 , Easting: 86408, Northing: 237770 Prominence: 329m,  Isolation: 6.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 486382 737795,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CncMrd, 10 char: CncMrdán
Bedrock type: Megacrystic pink/grey monzogranite, (Errisbeg Townland Granite)

Mordán is a wizard connected in folklore with this hill [TR]. The name is very suggestive of the Welsh Merddyn (Merlin). Walks: for a route around Binn Bhuí, S of Cnoc Mordáin, see Walking in Connemara, 3.2. For a walk along the ridge (named Derryrush to Kilkieran, rather than Cnoc Mordáin), see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 28-29.   Cnoc Mordáin is the second highest hill in the South Connemara area and the 1044th highest in Ireland.

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The summit area is a great vantage point for view .. by simon3   (Show all for Cnoc Mordáin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc Mordáin in area South Connemara, Ireland
Picture: Granite of Cnoc Mordáin.
 
simon3 on Cnoc Mordáin, 2009
by simon3  17 Jun 2009
The view south and east from the steep side of the summit showing the sea at Kilkieran Bay and Lettermore Island, offshore right of picture. The granite of the slope is in giant broken ridges such as the one nearby. Unusually the flattish land between the summit and the sea also has rock ridges. The blue water, right inland, is a sea inlet. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/897/comment/3867/
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Arguably Cnoc Mordáin is the best of the south Co .. by simon3   (Show all for Cnoc Mordáin)
 
Long Connemara Summer Evening .. by fieldoptic   (Show all for Cnoc Mordáin)
 
Alternative Starting Point .. by mdoc1969   (Show all for Cnoc Mordáin)
 
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