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Twelve Bens Area   N: Doughruagh Subarea
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Garraun Mountain Maolchnoc A name in Irish (Ir. Maolchnoc [TR], 'bald hill') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic Bedrock

Height: 598m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76708 61036
Place visited by 145 members. Recently by: upper, chrismcgivney, pcost, Joshua3, holmpatrick, scapania, Grumbler, fieldoptic, padstowe, FrankMc1964, OisinD, arderincorbett, billh999, TommyV, Haulie
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Longitude: -9.862585, Latitude: 53.584858 , Easting: 76708, Northing: 261036 Prominence: 553m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 476676 761056,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Garaun, 10 char: Garraun
Bedrock type: Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic, (Ben Levy Grit Formation)

Locally only the name Maolchnoc is used according to Tim Robinson, while the anglicised name Garraun marked on OS maps is no longer in use. There are several other hills in the area where the same discrepancy can be observed: Binn Fraoigh/Altnagaighera, Letter Hill/Tully Mountain. Garraun is clearly also a name of Irish origin. It may either be from Ir. garrán, 'grove', or, more likely, from Ir. géarán, 'fang'. The summit is flattish, but the eastern ridge leading to it is sharp enough to have deserved this name. If this suggestion is correct, the anomaly of two different Irish names for the peak is only an apparent problem, not a real one. The name Maolchnoc would aptly describe the rounded summit, while An Géarán would denote the sharp ridge descending to Lough Fee. Walks: see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, for routes approaching from the SE (45-50) and the NW (51-56).   Garraun is the 293rd highest place in Ireland.

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Looking northwards from the top of Garraun (or Co .. by padodes   (Show all for Garraun (Maolchnoc))
 
Garraun itself isn't that exciting, but the views .. by csd   (Show all for Garraun (Maolchnoc))
 
rain, mud and no views .. by fkaatje   (Show all for Garraun (Maolchnoc))
 
Pic shows the cairn marking the summit of Garraun .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Garraun (Maolchnoc))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun (<i>Maolchnoc</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Looking down on Glassillaun Beach
 
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by TommyV  4 Dec 2018
This route starts at the car park at Lettergesh Beach at L73711 63031 E. It's possible to follow a farm track at L74063 63003 F up past a water treatment plant to about 200 metres height. After this head across some broken boggy ground before ascending Binn Fhraoigh. Most of the climbing is done at this stage so it's a matter of heading North to Garraun and then onto Benchoona before descending back down to the farm track. Great view of Killary Fjord and the beaches of North Connemara and South Mayo. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/281/comment/20136/
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Grassy summit with spectacular views .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Garraun (Maolchnoc))
 
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