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

Height: 682m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38 Grid Reference: L96089 63742
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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.   Maumtrasna is the highest mountain in the Partry/Joyce Country area and the 138th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maumtrasna in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Maumtrasna's dilapidated trig pillar
 
Trig pillar
by markwallace  5 Aug 2017
Unusually, Maumtrasna's trig pillar is not at the summit proper as marked on MV and OSI 38. The trig pillar is at around L 974 645 A (OSI point 673), sitting above the head of the Srahnalong valley. Approaching from the south or south-east, it seems to be oddly situated in the middle of a boggy plateau. But just as you reach the pillar, the view opens up to the north to include a large chunk of Mayo - Croagh Patrick near at hand, Achill in the distance, Nephin and the Nephin Begs, etc.

The summit proper is 1.5 km from the trig, going roughly south-west over initially boggy ground which eventually becomes mostly bare rock. Impossible to tell which point on the huge, cairn-littered plateau is the real summit with the naked eye, so map is necessary to find it, even in clear weather. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/132/comment/19620/
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