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ErrisbegHillIorras Beag A name in Irish (Ir. Iorras Beag [OSI], 'little peninsula')GalwayCounty, in Binnion List, Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites Bedrock
Height:300mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44Grid Reference: L69763 40145 Place visited by 79 members. Recently by: clacon, trevorf, paulbrown, mFrank, liz50, IainT, Murray-Tucker, Humpelman, David-Guenot, TommyV, eamonoc, JoannaS, jlk, dmc, dominique I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
This solitary hill is the only peak of any height near Roundstone, making it easy to recognise from as far away as the Burren. Roderic O'Flaherty wrote of its conspicuous position in 1684: Westward of Inisnee and Round-stone haven, in Inisleth-dhuine [identified by the editor, Hardiman, as the modern Inis Leacainn or Shelving Island], a small island which leads to Irrosbeg haven, called Portnafedoigge [Port na Feadóige, 'harbour of the grey plover']; over which is Irrosbeg hill, the second place discovered by marriners [after the Twelve Bens] coming from the sea, on top of which is a poole where trouts breed (O'Flaherty, 108). Iorras Beag is also one of the habitats of the rare Mackay's heath and St. Dabeoc's heath. Walks: for routes to the summit of Errisbeg from the W side, see Kevin Corcoran, West of Ireland Walks, 72-80, or Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 31.
Iorras Beag is the 1155th highest place in Ireland. Iorras Beag is the most westerly summit in the South Connemara area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/957/?PHPSESSID=3klf8fnf2ttbm36j7iboik1pn1