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South Connemara Area , N: Cashel Subarea
Feature count in area: 14, all in Galway, OSI/LPS Maps: 44, 45, EW-CON
Highest Place: Shannavara 358m

Starting Places (40) in area South Connemara:
Angler's Return, Bealagrooaun, Brandy Harbour, Callanatrush Lough, Cashel Church, Cloonsie Quay, Cnoc Mordáin, Derroura Woods, Dogs Bay Beach, Drehidanookera Bridge, Drimmavohaun, Eragh Island South, Fuschia Lane, Glen Trasna Lough, Glencoaghan River Bridge, Gort Mór, Inaghbeg Path, Inchamakinna, Inishlay, Inishnee Bridge, Knockranny Road, Leitir Creamha Rua Lough, Lettercallow School Road, Lettershinna Hill, Loch Con Aortha N, Loch Con Aortha S, Lough Shindilla S, Maumwee Lough, Naughton's Property, Oorid Lough, Pound Road, Ross Quay, Roundstone, Screeb Waterfall, Seecon Wood, Tawnabeg Lough North, Tawnrawer Cartron, The Big Ring, Toombeola Bridge, Water Tank

Summits & other features in area South Connemara:
Cen: Kilkieran: Cnoc Mordáin 354m
E: Moycullen: Newtown Hill 198m
N: Cashel: Cashel Hill 311m, Lettershinna Hill 192m
N: Derroura: Cappanalaurabaun 273m, Keeraunnageeragh 305m
N: Oughterard: Cloghermore 280m, Knocknasilloge 346m, Knocknalee 291m, Leam Hill 253m
N: Shannavara: Knockadav 224m, Shannavara 358m
S: Lettermore: Lettermore 117m
W: Roundstone: Errisbeg 300m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Lettershinna Hill, 192m Hill
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, Galway County in Connacht province, in Binnion Lists, Lettershinna Hill is the 1412th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference L83118 43257, OS 1:50k mapsheet 44
Place visited by: 21 members, recently by: paulbrown, jlk, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, osullivanm, simon3, magnumpig, conormcbandon, markwallace, Jamessheerin, juliewoods, paddyhillsbagger, sandman, markmjcampion, eamonoc
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.759087, Latitude: 53.426674, Easting: 83118, Northing: 243257, Prominence: 127m,  Isolation: 3.1km
ITM: 483093 743282
Bedrock type: Quartz diorite orthogneiss, (Quartz Diorite Gneiss)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: LtrsHl, 10 char: LtrshnHil

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1301/
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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 A (L83197 43862)) 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1301/comment/17576/
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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 A (L83197 43862). 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1301/comment/20851/
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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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1301/comment/18592/
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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: 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1301/comment/17568/
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