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Twelve Bens Area   N: Doughruagh Subarea
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Altnagaighera Mountain Binn Fhaoigh A name in Irish, also Altnagaighera an extra name in English Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin Beg, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Cobble conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 549m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L75561 60736
Place visited by 56 members. Recently by: abcd, peter1, JoHeaney, markmjcampion, obrien116, chrismcgivney, padstowe, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, Tran, simoburn, FrankMc1964, OisinD, billh999, TommyV
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Longitude: -9.879326, Latitude: 53.582 , Easting: 75561, Northing: 260736 Prominence: 21m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 475559 760767,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Altngg, 10 char: Altngghr
Bedrock type: Cobble conglomerate, (Gowlaun Member)

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 425th highest place in Ireland.

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Worth the detour !! .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Altnagaighera (Binn Fhaoigh))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Altnagaighera (<i>Binn Fhaoigh</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: The Twelve Bens from the summit area, with dark, rocky Doughruagh to the right.
 
Ponds and cobbles...
by David-Guenot  12 Jan 2016
Another interesting feature of this summit is the cobble conglomerates which can be found along the summit area (see pic). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1444/comment/18417/
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Interesting looking top .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Altnagaighera (Binn Fhaoigh))
 
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