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Maamturks Area   N: Maumturks N Cen Subarea
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Letterbreckaun Mountain Binn Bhriocáin A name in Irish (Ir. Binn Bhriocáin [TR], 'Brecan’s peak') Galway County in Connacht Province, 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 350 members. Recently by: Padraigin, rhw, Blackstar, taramatthews, orlaithfitz, PiotrR, maoris, Prem, Carolineswalsh, knightsonhikes, ConMack23, Ansarlodge, Moirabourke, WetSocks, mdehantschutter
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Longitude: -9.725588, Latitude: 53.533367 , Easting: 85652, Northing: 255093 Prominence: 322m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 485607 755098,   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.

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An enjoyable day out .. by ColinCallanan   (Show all for Letterbreckaun (Binn Bhriocáin))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Letterbreckaun (<i>Binn Bhriocáin</i>) 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/
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Long views of a stepped descent. .. by simon3   (Show all for Letterbreckaun (Binn Bhriocáin))
 
Maumturks Challenge part 3 .. by TommyV   (Show all for Letterbreckaun (Binn Bhriocáin))
 
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