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South Connemara Area
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 44, 45 
Highest place:
Shannavara, 358m
Maximum height for area: 358 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 329 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Lettershinna Hill Hill Galway County in Connacht Province, in Binnion List, Quartz diorite orthogneiss Bedrock

Height: 192m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L83118 43257
Place visited by 19 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, madfrankie, osullivanm, simon3, magnumpig, conormcbandon, markwallace, Jamessheerin, juliewoods, paddyhillsbagger, sandman, markmjcampion, eamonoc, bryanmccabe, chalky
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Longitude: -9.759087, Latitude: 53.426674 , Easting: 83118, Northing: 243257 Prominence: 127m,  Isolation: 3.1km
ITM: 483093 743282,   GPS IDs, 6 char: LtrsHl, 10 char: LtrshnHil
Bedrock type: Quartz diorite orthogneiss, (Quartz Diorite Gneiss)

Lettershinna Hill is the 1400th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lettershinna Hill in area South Connemara, Ireland
Picture: Morning stars and lakes from summit of Lettershinna Hill
 
Great views over the south Connemara lakelands, Cashel bay, Twelve Bens & Maumtu
by astroheights  28 Jul 2014
This hill has no name on any map I've seen, but the nearest townland seems to be Lettershinna so Lettershinna Hill is as good a name as any.

Halfway along the road around the north flank of the hill (road alt. about 90m), there is a sort of lay-by on the right (at L 83197 43862 A) with a firm surface, large enough for a couple of cars to reverse into. I've used this a few times as a quiet spot for some dark-sky astrophotography facing north and west - the backdrops of Cashel Hill, the Twelve Bens and Maumturks are lovely.

One summer night as morning twilight was approaching, I hiked to the summit from the lay-by, with DSLR and heavy tripod over my shoulder and a couple of other photo accessories in my jacket pockets. It's a firm grassy walk with many rocky outcrops...I don't recall any bogginess. Only at one area near the top did I need to go a longer way around something, as both my hands weren't free for scrambling directly up the odd steeper bit. Shot a wonderful 360-degree panorama in twilight from the summit - the photo here is just a small excerpt of it. I didn't time my ascent or descent, but I reckon they each took around a quarter of an hour. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1301/comment/17576/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lettershinna Hill in area South Connemara, Ireland
Picture: The hill is surrounded by lake-dotted terrain.
Simple ascent , tremendous views, bring insect repellant.
by Colin Murphy  10 Aug 2020
Parking available at at L 83197 43862 A. Open hillside to the east - a gentle climb over rocky/grassy terrain. A mere 95m ascent will see you at the summit, which is marked by a cairn and presents tremendous views. At the time of writing the cairn is infested with some form of flying insect that swarm in vast numbers about humans, so be prepared. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1301/comment/20851/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lettershinna Hill in area South Connemara, Ireland
Picture: Cairn on Lettershinna Hill with 12 Bens behind.
 
The joys of small hills
by paddyhillsbagger  3 Jul 2016
Followed the advice of previous comments to bag this easy top. Stunning views all round from a rocky top with small cairn. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1301/comment/18592/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lettershinna Hill in area South Connemara, Ireland
Picture: From Lettershinna looking into the Derryclare (r) horseshoe. Benbaun with cloudy wreath.
Grass top, distant heights.
by simon3  18 May 2019
As paddyhillsbagger found, the Bens form a backdrop to the top of Lettershinna. This picture was taken during a generally mist covered period one May day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1301/comment/20534/
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A hen's race
by peter1  24 Jul 2014
A very easy summit, accessed from the road running West to East to the north of the top. Up and down in 20 minutes. Very good views to the Twelve Bens and Maum Turks. Also sea views towards Carna and Roundstone. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1301/comment/17568/
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