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Partry & Joyce Area   Cen: Maumtrasna Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 38, CBE, EW-CON, 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, also Binn Bhuí an extra EastWest name in Irish (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 231 members. Recently by: Carolineswalsh, Ansarlodge, Carolyn105, Krzysztof_K, Beti13, Kaszmirek78, bagoff, ToughSoles, SeanPurcell, Enda66, jimmel567, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Clairecunningha, andalucia
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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 140th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maumtrasna (<i>Mám Trasna</i>) in area Partry & Joyce, Ireland
Picture: Maumtrasna Summit Cairn with Croagh Patrick in the Middle Distance
 
Sharp Ascent, Sharp Descent
by JohnFinn  20 Sep 2022
Our intention was to park at Glencally Bridge but, as mentioned by eamonoc in his report from May 2021, there is a No Parking sign there. These signs are becoming more common in locations that previously afforded ample car parking and it is a disappointing development. Anyhow, we went about 200 yards or so back in the Leenaun direction and shoe-horned our two cars into spaces on either side of the road.

Our route to Maumtrasna took us up the valley leading to a sharpish ascent on to the plateau and thence to the summit cairn. It was easy walking from there to Glennagleragh (617) and on to Knocklaur (518).

We descended back to the valley from Knocklaur. This was a fairly precipitous descent and great care is required. My advice is to veer to the right about half way down.

A more ambitious route would have taken in Devilsmother North Top and Devilsmother Far North but time and energy levels did not allow. Another time perhaps. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/132/comment/23657/
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