Maumonght 602m mountain, Twelve Bens Ireland at
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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 Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 602m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L74948 53919
Place visited by 127 members. Recently by: David-Guenot, FrankMc1964, Jimmy600leavey, jamesmforrest, eoghancarton, Fergalh, pgrondier, ilenia, ckilm, JimMc, dodser, Cathal-Kelly, eamonoc, Philhanson, Lauranna
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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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Last of 5 Arderins on an E-W route. .. by group   (Show all for Maumonght)
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. Trackback:
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Maumonght is not so likely to be a target of choi .. by simon3   (Show all for Maumonght)
Maumonght has great views westwards, which is not .. by simon3   (Show all for Maumonght)
Started this from (735 515 B) and went up vi .. by robhoward   (Show all for Maumonght)
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