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Errisbeg Hill Iorras Beag A name in Irish
(Ir. Iorras Beag [OSI], 'little peninsula') Galway County, in Binnion List, Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites Bedrock

Height: 300m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid 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
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Longitude: -9.958587, Latitude: 53.395594 , Easting: 69763, Northing: 240145 Prominence: 275m,  Isolation: 10.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 469741 740169,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Ersbg, 10 char: Errisbeg
Bedrock type: Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites, (Metagabbro and Related Lithologies)

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.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Iorras Beag in area South Connemara, Ireland
Picture: Summit Area
 
Panoramic views of Connemara
Short Summary created by liz50,  27 Mar 2017
A pleasant 2 hour walk from Roundstone village by taking a minor road to the west from the centre of the village. There is parking along this road at L71775 40102 A. Continue on ungraded road to a wooden gate at L71295 40206 B giving access to the open hillside. Summit area has a trig point and a second 'high point' with a cairn.
Also possible to park on the R341 at L68279 39762 C and follow a bog road leading North before heading to the summit Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/957/comment/16111/
 
Errisbeg is indeed a wee cracker. In not too much .. by weedavie   (Show all for Iorras Beag)
 
Errisbeg has fine views over the intricate patchw .. by simon3   (Show all for Iorras Beag)
 
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