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Twelve Bens Area , N: Doughruagh Subarea
Feature count in area: 34, all in Galway, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 44, EW-CON, MSW
Highest Place: Benbaun 729m

Starting Places (48) in area Twelve Bens:
Angler's Return, Barr na nÓran Road, Ben Lettery Hostel, Bogville Road, Bridge St Clifden, Bundorragha Estuary Cross, Bunnageeha, Cannaclossaun, Connemara Mountain Hostel, Connemara National Park Visitor Centre, Dernasliggaun, Doire na bhFlann North, Doughruagh CP, Emlaghdauroe Bridge, Emlaghdauroe South, Fee Lough SW, Foher, Glasbeg Stream, Glashmore Bridge, Glencoaghan River Bridge, Glencraff Road End, Gleninagh River, Illaunroe North, Illaunroe South, Inaghbeg Path, Kylemore Abbey Exit, Kylemore River, Letterfrack Lodge, Lettergesh Beach, Lough Anivan Bend, Lough Auna S, Lough Fee East, Lough Nacarrigeen S, Lough Tanny, Muck Lough NW, Nambrackkeagh Lough, Owen na Baunoge River, Owengar Bridge, Owenglin River, Owenwee River, Pollacappul Lough E, Pollacappul Lough W, Shanvally, Skeaghatimull, Ten Bens Cottage, Tooreennacoona River, Western Way Cnoc na hUilleann, Western Way Inagh Cottages

Summits & other features in area Twelve Bens:
Cen: Lough Auna Hills: Cregg 297m, Townaloughra East Top 216m
Cen: Polladirk: Bencullagh 632m, Maumonght SW Top 454m, Diamond Hill 442m, Knockbrack 442m, Maumonght 602m
E: Glencorbet: Benbaun 729m, Benbrack 582m, Benbaun 477m, Knockpasheemore 412m, Benfree 638m, Muckanaght 654m
N: Doughruagh: Altnagaighera 549m, Benchoona 581m, Benchoona East Top 585m, Currywongaun 273m, Doughruagh 526m, Doughruagh South Top 525m, Garraun 598m, Garraun South Top 556m, Letterettrin 333m
SE: Glencoaghan Loop: Bencollaghduff 696m, Benglenisky 516m, Benlettery 577m, Bencorr 711m, Bencorr North Top 690m, Bencorrbeg 577m, Binn an tSaighdiúra 653m, Benbreen 691m, Benbreen Central Top 680m, Benbreen North Top 674m, Derryclare 677m, Bengower 664m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Altnagaighera, 549m Mountain Binn Fhraoigh A name in Irish,
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Altnagaighera an extra name in English, Binn Rí, Galway County in Connacht province, in Arderin Beg, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Altnagaighera is the 426th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference L75561 60736, OS 1:50k mapsheet 37
Place visited by: 68 members, recently by: abbiew1001, TommyMc, BarnabyNutt, srr45, Prem, Carolineswalsh, elizauna, annem, mountainmike, Grumbler, fingalscave, dodser, abcd, peter1, JoHeaney
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Longitude: -9.879326, Latitude: 53.582, Easting: 75561, Northing: 260736, Prominence: 21m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 475559 760767
Bedrock type: Cobble conglomerate, (Gowlaun Member)
Notes on name: 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.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Altngg, 10 char: Altngghr

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            MountainViews.ie picture about Altnagaighera (<em>Binn Fhraoigh</em>)
Picture: The summit of Altnagaighera.
Worth the detour !!
by David-Guenot 5 Jan 2016
Climbed Altnagaighera as part of a 7-summit trip through this wonderful range of hills (see track 3074) in July 2015. This summit is not very prominent and has little to offer in terms of climbing when approached from the E, but stands proudly at the end of a long shoulder which narrows a bit as you get closer to the top and offers easy walking, with great views all along the way. Best views are over Doughruagh to the SSW, Benchoona to the NE and the Atlantic Ocean to the NW. Really worth the detour !! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1444/comment/18416/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Altnagaighera (<em>Binn Fhraoigh</em>)
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1444/comment/18417/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Altnagaighera (<em>Binn Fhraoigh</em>)
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 LtrGesh (L737 631) 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1444/comment/20847/
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