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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 276 members. Recently by: march-fixer, jackill, JoHeaney, Hjonna, Aciddrinker, abcd, Grumbler, fieldoptic, derkelly274, briankelly, johnmctighe, Roswayman, Atlanticstar, glencree, OisinD
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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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A day and a night in Joyce Country .. by Phahie   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
View of Binn Bhriocain from Maumean .. by silver   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
In this view Binn Bhriocáin is seen from Benbaun .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
On Saturday March 21st I had a great sunny aftern .. by fkaatje   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhriocáin in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Binn Bhriocáin (centre), Binn Bhriocáin NE Top (right), with Maumturkmore sloping down to the right
 
Circular route from Glenlosh
by csd  26 Sep 2010
I did the two Binn Bhriocáins and the two Cnoc na hUilleanns today in a circular route starting and ending in Glenlosh at the starting point noted by madfrankie in his comment for Knockahillion. The route back down was via the southern side of the spur of Binn Bhriocáin NE Top marked as Maumturkmore on the Harvey map. It's a very steep descent down from Binn Bhriocáin NE Top, but manageable with care. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/161/comment/6114/
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An enjoyable day out .. by ColinCallanan   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
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