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Partry & Joyce Area   Cen: Maumtrasna Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 38, CBE, MSW 
Highest place:
Maumtrasna, 682m
Maximum height for area: 682 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 607 metres,

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Maumtrasna Mountain Mám Trasna A name in Irish, also Formnamore an extra name in English (Ir. Mám Trasna [logainm.ie], 'pass across') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone, pebbly conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 682m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38 Grid Reference: L96089 63742
Place visited by 198 members. Recently by: deirdremaryann, breathp, annem, nolo, upper, No1Grumbler, rayw, obrien116, Louise.Nolan, TriHarder, pcost, Wes, marymac, conormcg, LauraG
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Longitude: -9.570833, Latitude: 53.61336 , Easting: 96089, Northing: 263742 Prominence: 607m,  Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 496061 763761,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mmtrsn, 10 char: Maumtrasna
Bedrock type: Sandstone, pebbly conglomerate, (Moy Sandstone Formation)

There are numerous spurs running off Maumtrasna, such as Knocklaur, Benwee, Leynabricka, Skeltia and Buckaun, but few are peaks in their own right. This area was formerly in Co. Galway, but is now in Mayo. An earlier name for Maumtrasna is Formnamore (Ir. Formna Mór, 'great shoulder'). Roderic O'Flaherty mentions in this 1684 as one of the boundaries of Iarchonnacht or West Connacht: It is surrounded on the east with Loughmeasg [Lough Mask], the isthmus and river of Cong, Lough Orbsen [Lough Corrib], and the river of Galway; on the south with the bay of Gallway [sic] and the western ocean; on the west and north with the same ocean, and with the mountains of Formna more further on the north. [O'Flaherty, 7-8] That the name Formnamore corresponds to Maumtrasna is confirmed by a reference in H. C. Hart's Climbing in the British Isles (1895). The name Maumtrasna originally applies to the pass on the road between L. Nafooey and L. Mask, which also gives its name to a townland in this area. Walks: for a route around Lough Nadirkmore and over the shoulder of Buckaun, see Kevin Corcoran, West of Ireland Walks, 123-32.   Mám Trasna is the highest mountain in the Partry & Joyce area and the 139th highest in Ireland.

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micky on Maumtrasna, 2004
by micky  10 Aug 2004
the top of this mountain is such a vast area and it's easy to feel that walking to the summit is just not worth it . But the 360 degree panoramic photo on my office wall is one of the best photos i've ever taken, on a clear day the view is suberp. Also if there is snow on the ground this is a fantastic summit for a running snowball fight Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/132/comment/1078/
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cha on Maumtrasna, 2006
by cha  3 Aug 2006
There's a great route up the south side of the lough nadirkmore coom, some scrambling and steep trudging but an amazing view of the valleys on each side. the plateau is unpleasant work to the summit, i wouldnt bother Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/132/comment/2451/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maumtrasna (<i>Mám Trasna</i>) in area Partry & Joyce, Ireland
Picture: Lough Glenawough
 
Hulking Monolith
by TommyV  26 Aug 2019
Maumtrasna is a hulking monolith of a mountain that is primarily a large plateau of broken uneven ground of rock and bog the stretches for over 3 kilometres. The deep corries and lakes around the mountain make for far more interesting hikes than the summit itself. This hike takes in the lakes on the Eastern side of the mountain with a trip in to the centre of the plateau top bag the summit. If bagging summits is not the name of your game then don't bother and stick with a ridge walk overlooking the lakes. My route starts at a bridge at M02973 64246 A where there is room for one car but with the route I ended up taking I would suggest parking at the car park at Lough Nadirkmore. I followed the farm track for about a kilometre until I came to a section of the road where the small bridge has collapsed. From here head West onto the open ground aiming for either the spur to the North or South of the lakes, both of which involve a steep climb. After this the hard climbing is done. From here handrail the ridge overlooking the lakes, and if you must bag the summit head West across the sprawling plateau for about 2 kilometres before swinging back around to take in the highlight of the walk overlooking Lough Glenawough. I had planned to head to Barnahowna and follow the ridge from here back to the start but looking out at the stream flowing along the valley I decided to drop down some steep ground through the forestry and follow the stream back to the farm track from the start of the hike. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/132/comment/20629/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maumtrasna (<i>Mám Trasna</i>) in area Partry & Joyce, Ireland
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by eamonoc  18 May 2021
Did a route over Maumtrasna and Devil`s Mother last week, went to park at Glencally Bridge was greeted by the sign in Photograph. Was able to park about 150m further north on side of road , room just about for 2 cars. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/132/comment/23124/
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