Altnagaighera 549m mountain, Twelve Bens Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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AltnagaigheraMountainBinn Fhaoigh A name in Irish also Altnagaighera an extra name in English GalwayCounty in Connacht Province, in Arderin Beg, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Cobble conglomerate Bedrock
Height:549mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid Reference: L75561 60736 Place visited by 47 members. Recently by: Tran, simoburn, FrankMc1964, OisinD, billh999, TommyV, paulbrown, Haulie, eamonoc, Fergalh, GSheehy, ckilm, ilenia, shaunkelly, Cobhclimber I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Tim Robinson suggests that Altnagaighera is from Ir. Ailt na gCaorach, ‘ravine of the sheep’, which is possible if the -gh- in the anglicised form is silent. This is one of a number of peaks in this part of Connemara which have totally different Irish and English names, although both come from Irish, cf. Garraun / Maolchnoc. Previously Garraun SW Top in MV.
Altnagaighera is the 422nd highest place in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1444/