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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 55 members. Recently by: peter1, JoHeaney, markmjcampion, obrien116, chrismcgivney, padstowe, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, Tran, simoburn, FrankMc1964, OisinD, billh999, TommyV, paulbrown
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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 424th highest place in Ireland.

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Worth the detour !! .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Altnagaighera (Binn Fhaoigh))
 
Ponds and cobbles... .. 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: Bumpy ride
 
Interesting looking top
by Colin Murphy  10 Aug 2020
Often done in conjunction with the likes of Benchoona and Garraun, but you could access this top independently also. One approach is to start at the Lettergesh beach car park at L737631 A A D and follow the uphill road and track up towards Benchoona. When the track peters out after a few hundred metres, head SSE up the grassy slope, which becomes increasingly steep (and slippy in wet conditions), and you will also have to cross a stream at some point (a number of crossing points possible). The summit is a ridge of bumps, with the highest point the north-westerly bump. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1444/comment/20847/
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