Letterbreckaun 667m mountain, Maamturks Ireland at MountainViews.ie
Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Mountanviews group on the Big Gun summit

Mullaghareirk: Views not trees now...

Brassel Mountain: A varied trip to this summit

Slieveboy: Did it fall or was it pushed?

Carrigleitrim: Obstacle course

Lugnagun: Easier to access than previously

Spike Island: The Shawshank Redemption

Sorrell Hill, Carrigleitrim and Black Hill

Slieveroe: Take the long view

Burat-Bacanère Loop

Slieveroe: The Great Wall of Wicklow Gorse

Knockannavea: Easy but unexciting bag

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Rating graphic.
Letterbreckaun Mountain Binn Bhriocáin A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Bhriocáin [TR], 'Brecan’s peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 667m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L85652 55093
Place visited by 271 members. Recently by: abcd, Grumbler, fieldoptic, derkelly274, briankelly, johnmctighe, Roswayman, Atlanticstar, glencree, OisinD, Jim Sheehan, JeanM, arderincorbett, Patbrdrck, sharonburns
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.725293, Latitude: 53.533515 , Easting: 85652, Northing: 255093 Prominence: 322m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 485627 755114,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Ltrbrc, 10 char: Ltrbrckn
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

The anglicised name Letterbreckaun comes from Leitir Bhriocáin [TR], 'Brecan’s wet hillside', and is the name of a townland on the slope of the hill. St. Brecan is a saint associated particularly with Co. Galway, who is said to have been the successor to St. Enda in Cill Éinne, the Aran Islands [TR, 106]. His name is also remembered in another townland called Letterbrickaun in Leenane parish and in the parish of Cill Bhriocáin / Kilbrickan, located south of Maam Cross.   Binn Bhriocáin is the second highest mountain in the Maamturks area and the 166th highest in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/161/
COMMENTS for Binn Bhriocáin << Prev page 1 2  
Follow this place's comments
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhriocáin in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Distant quartzite.
 
Rocky top from afar.
by simon3  18 May 2019
The rocky top of Letterbreckaun viewed from Bencorrbeg in the Twelve Bens which is 4.5km away. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/161/comment/20533/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Long views of a stepped descent. .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
Maumturks Challenge part 3 .. by TommyV   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
COMMENTS for Binn Bhriocáin << Prev page 1 2
(End of comment section for Binn Bhriocáin.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.