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Twelve Bens Area   Cen: Polladirk Subarea
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Maumonght Mountain Mám Uchta A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Mám Uchta [PDT], 'pass of the breast/ridge') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 602m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L74948 53919
Place visited by 150 members. Recently by: chelman7, annem, Sweeney, abeach, upper, No1Grumbler, Roswayman, pcost, John.geary, ShayGlynn, Oileanach, nevgeoran, Maire-Ni, IncaHoots, GSheehy
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Longitude: -9.88618, Latitude: 53.520562 , Easting: 74948, Northing: 253919 Prominence: 54m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 474924 753943,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mmnght, 10 char: Maumonght
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Unnamed on Tim Robinson's map, but a lower peak (454m) to the SW is named Binn Bhreac. 'Maumonght' is odd as an anglicised form and does not suggest any Irish version. It is probably a typo for 'Maumought'.   Maumonght is the 282nd highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Maumonght (<i>Mám Uchta</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Landscape, seascape...
Last of 5 Arderins on an E-W route.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  24 Jun 2014
See comments for Bencullagh regarding route. From Bencullagh proceed NW for about 600m. The terrain is a mixture of grass and rock and firm underfoot. There is an easy 50m ascent from the col to the summit, which is marked by a cairn and affords spectacular views of the western seaboard. Linkback:
weedavie on Maumonght, 2007
by weedavie  17 Apr 2007
This hill receives faint praise because it's just crossed in transit, into or out of the Pins. Well it's a fine hill in its own right but if you're heading out where are you going? I've seen two suggestions and neither are appealing. The route to the radio mast road looks messy and what in god's name are you going to do if your lift's not there? Equally going out to Kylemore doesn't tempt and you arrive at Kylemore, surely Ireland's least attractive rip-off and not a beer in sight and your lift forgotten. I've dismissed the idea that you'd walk in and out of either of these and still have some energy left for a walk in between.

Looking for a circuit last week that wasn't just Glencoaghan, we got a lift to the road by Benglenisky and then circled via Binn Gabhar and Binn Bhan back to Maumonght. Beautiful weather, and only saw one other walker a hill away, paradise. From the last summit the north west ridge descends towards the edge of an area of woodland. From there the trip descends beyond anticlimax. Following the wood round north then west, I'd guess you're normally wallowing through wetlands. It had been a long dry spell so we were merely stumbling through dry grassy hummocks. At the west corner of the wood the National Park fence crosses a bridge (more of a concreted pipe, really.) Cross it and the fence (why don't they have occasional stiles?) Go WNW about three penitential kilometres paralleling about 300 metres north of the fence. We were out of water and this was definitely Ice Cold in Alex. Join the National Park track and gratefully walk out.

You're now at the crux of the route. The pub. You can have a couple of pints and decide to call your lift, or a taxi, or get wellied and stay in the pub which advertises beds at 15 Euros. The route 's no better than the two alternatives but the result's a lot better. And it's only moments until the last three miles are forgotten and the magic of the Pins reasserts itself. Linkback:
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simon3 on Maumonght, 2003
by simon3  11 Oct 2003
Maumonght is not so likely to be a target of choice for many walkers, more a place visited at the beginning or end of a walk. It’s a typical 12 Bens peak. Quartzite with little bog or vegetation growing on it. Starting places to reach it include the car park at Kylemore Abbey or L 744 513 A, the start of a track through a forest that can lead you to a point south of Bencullagh (An Chailleach). Maybe someone more familiar with this part of the Bens could say whether its straightforward to get to Maumonght from the vicinity of Cregg Hill.

The picture shows Maumonght from An Chailleach (Bencullagh). In the background, to the right, is the Renvyle Peninsula with Tully Mountain sticking up from it. Above one of the bumps on Maumonght (the third from the left) is, faintly near the horizon, Inishbofin Island. Linkback:
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simon3 on Maumonght, 2003
by simon3  11 Oct 2003
Maumonght has great views westwards, which is not surprising since it is the most westerly of the 12 Bens group (over 500m anyway).

The picture was taken on a somewhat fuzzy day, nevertheless it shows many features of interest. The lake below is Lough Nahillion. Just beyond it, to the left, is Cregg Hill (297m) with a substantial mast on it (only just visible in the pic). In line with the mast is Clifden and beyond it - Slyne Head.

In line with the right (north) edge of Lough Nahillion across some forest are Lough Auna (nearer) and Lough Shanakeever. Locals have reported seeing strange humped monsters in both of these lakes. There's even a website about it, so it must be true. Linkback:
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Picture: View of Maumonght on way down
robhoward on Maumonght, 2006
by robhoward  19 Jun 2006
Started this from (735 515 B) and went up via Tievebaun hill (733 529 C). Needed to negotiate the odd fence but otherwise OK. Went up the ridge via the 454m point at (744 534 D) to the summit at (749 540 E). Good view to the west. Returned via the rivers to the footpath in the forest (755 519 F) and hence onto the road Linkback:
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