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Oileáin Árann Area , Cen: Inishmore Subarea
Feature count in area: 1, all in Galway, OSI/LPS Maps: 51A
Highest Place: An Droim Rua 123m

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Summits & other features in area Oileáin Árann:
Cen: Inishmore: An Droim Rua (Inishmore) (1) 123m

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An Droim Rua (1), 123m Hill
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Rua - reddish; Droim - ridge, Galway County in Connacht province, in Binnion, Irish Islands Lists, An Droim Rua is the highest hill in the Oileáin Árann area and the 1496th highest in Ireland.
Reachable "On Foot " Y
Grid Reference L86142 09709, OS 1:50k mapsheet 51
Place visited by: 51 members, recently by: skhg, Wes, leetelefson, trevorf, Tifred, JoHeaney, JohnRea, pdtempan, helloyeshi, annem, mrmikelennon, wicklore, rgctobin, magnumpig, markmjcampion , Island visited by 88 members.
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Longitude: -9.701605, Latitude: 53.12603, Easting: 86142, Northing: 209709, Prominence: 123m,  Isolation: 19.1km
ITM: 486117 709740,   Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: AnDrmR, 10 char: AnDrmR
Bedrock type: Cherty limestone, crinoidal intervals, (Slievenaglasha Formation)
Notes on name: 'Oileáin Árann' - a map and guide book by Tim Robinson
Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1371/
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Summary for An Droim Rua (1) : Some nice exploring to be had for an hour or so
Summary created by markmjcampion 2020-09-08 14:09:24
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Picture: The entrance to Dún Eochla
I visited the island at the start of September and was amazed by the wild flowers still rampaging through the meadows esp up near the summit point of the island. And the views were stunning both over to Connemara and to Black Head. It was also a great vantage point from which to view the massive network of local fields hemmed in by a profusion of elegant dry stone walls. I started off by walking up the lane to the Signal Tower at Dún Árann and easily spotted the trig point 100m to the south west, knowing where to look thanks to Daddy Aran's comment. The route to get there wasn't straighforward but it was a very pleasant ramble through small fields bedecked in a glorious coat of pinks, purples, blues, whites and yellows...particularly lovely were the scabious and knap 'weed'. From the summit you will see Dún Eochla approximately another 100m to the northwest and this is well worth a visit also. And, instead of retracing your steps from here, you can descend northwards for the road and if you're observant you should see what looks like a small dolmen as you near the road. The Wormhole and Dún Aonghasa are rightly the main attractions further west but this quiet area at the summit is very rewarding in its own way.
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Picture: Trig with Dun Eochla in background.
Three Islands of Adventure.
by sandman 25 Aug 2014
Always wishing to visit the Aran Islands i decided it was now time to do so .Although Inishmore is the only island with a summit in excess of a 100m that is no reason to not visit Inisheer(57m) and Inishmaan(79m). To me Inishsheer is the most stunning of the three.You have an option of two ferryports Doolin in Clare and Rossaveel in Galway i decided on the latter using the services of Aran Island Ferries.Sailing on the morning ferry i arrived to the port of Kilronan on Inishmore having already enjoyed my time on the other two. Depending on the time you wish to spend on the island you are spoilt for the number of walking routes visiting the summit area with Dun Eochla fort and then to continue to the world famous Dun Aonghasa fort visting Poll na bPeist(wormhole) in route to name but a few.Yes these islands are truly worth a visit. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1371/comment/17645/
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Picture: Borreen view back towards the tower
Follow the boreen to the trig pillar
by Fergalh 29 Jun 2023
Rather than climbing over walls from Dun Eochla to get to the trig Pillar at An Droim Rua there is an easier way. At the western end of the tower there is a narrow borreen. Follow this as far as just west of the trig pillar. There is no wall here and than cross a ditch and cross the field east to the wall where there is the trig pillar built into the wall. This field also has a curiousity from The Emergency (The Second world war) Éire 50" stones on the ground. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1371/comment/23998/
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Picture: View from Dun Aoengus
Daddy Aran
by TommyV 1 Nov 2018
Inishmor is the biggest of the Aran Islands and you would be doing well to walk it all in one go. It could be broken into three sections, the West, the Middle and the East. I took in the middle section as it contains a lot of the highlights. Starting in Kilronan Village follow the road West for a few kilometers. You will then see a road on the left leading up to the old signal station. About 100 metres behind this lies the Fort Dun Eochla and if you are looking to bag the highest point on the island the trig point is about 100 metres South West of this fort. It's difficult to spot as it's built into the wall.

From here follow the trail North down to another road. Turn right and head East over to the unique Poll na bPeist (The Wormhole) where the Red Bull cliff diving was held. Further on is the magnificent Dun Aonghsa fort built on the side of a cliff. After the fort head down through the visitor centre and follow the lower coast road East back to Kilronan, stopping off in Tigh Watys from some well earned refreshments. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1371/comment/20146/
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