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Glennamong Mountain Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Psammitic schists, quartzites Bedrock

Height: 628m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23/30 Grid Reference: F91309 05874
Place visited by 99 members. Recently by: justynagru, Grumbler, ilenia, eamonoc, David-Guenot, Geo, paulbrown, Haulie, Lauranna, Roswayman, Fergalh, FrankMc1964, jamesmforrest, toomanyhills, Ulsterpooka
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Longitude: -9.658453, Latitude: 53.990776 , Easting: 91309, Northing: 305874 Prominence: 139m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 491245 805887,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Glnmng, 10 char: Glennamong
Bedrock type: Psammitic schists, quartzites, (Anaffrin Formation)

The name makes no sense as applied to a summit. However, nearby is the Glennamong River, S.E. of the summit, flowing into L. Feeagh, so Glennamong is clearly the valley through which the river flows. OSNB mentions it only as a townland name, not that of a peak, so the error may have arisen at the stage of printing the 6 map. Walks: for a route taking in Bengorm, Corranabinnia and Glennamong, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 72-73.   Glennamong is the 242nd highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Glennamong in area North Mayo, Ireland
Nephin Begs - a serious hiking challenge!
by bryanmccabe  10 May 2010
Another of those peaks with an alluring name! Started the hike at the carpark at F 968 056 A beside the Brogan Carroll Bothy shown in gerrym's photo, followed the Bangor Trail to the bridge crossing the river at F 948 065 B before heading roughly in a straight line to the spot height 384 on the ridge which curves towards Glennamong. The final climb from just west of Glennamong East top (spot height 415) to Glennamong itself is initially steep before levelling off. The highest point is not at the cairn but a little further north. We continued to take in Nephin Beg; 3 OS maps were actually required for this hike! Our descent to the Bangor Trail followed the broad ridge running roughly NE; we took a line towards the little lake just south of spot height 256. Care should be taken of the steep gradients to the left in poor visibility. The loss in height is considerable (470m approx), all of which needed to be regained as Nephin Beg and Glennamong have virtually the same elevation.
The photo is taken from near the summit of Glennamong looking into the west Mayo wilderness. Croaghaun and Slievemore on Achill Island are visible in the centre of the picture. The Icelandic ash plume that has been wreaking havoc with flight schedules was also very visible to the west and north. Also prominent from the summit were Benbulbin and the Bluestacks. The whole hike took over 8 hours and was a big effort to bag just two Vandaleur-Lynams; consistent with comments from ahendroff and others that this mountain range is probably the most remote in Ireland. This also served as a reconnaissance trip to have a look at Slieve Carr (the most remote of the Nephin Begs) - I think I'll be bringing the mountain bike for the Western Way as well as the hiking boots!! Linkback:
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Remote and stunning .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Glennamong)
Looking back towards Corranabinnia .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Glennamong)
(part 2). The ridge climbs up to point 415 which .. by gerrym   (Show all for Glennamong)
Glennamong forms the northerly summit of a horses .. by simon3   (Show all for Glennamong)
Travelled to the Nephin Begs after climbing Nephi .. by gerrym   (Show all for Glennamong)
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