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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 141 members. Recently by: holmpatrick, scapania, Grumbler, fieldoptic, padstowe, FrankMc1964, OisinD, arderincorbett, billh999, TommyV, Haulie, William-J, eamonoc, Fergalh, GSheehy
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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 292nd highest place in Ireland.

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Looking northwards from the top of Garraun (or Co .. by padodes   (Show all for Garraun)
 
Garraun itself isn't that exciting, but the views .. by csd   (Show all for Garraun)
 
rain, mud and no views .. by fkaatje   (Show all for Garraun)
 
Pic shows the cairn marking the summit of Garraun .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Garraun)
 
The lesser visited Bens. .. by TommyV   (Show all for Garraun)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: The two secret loughs
 
Grassy summit with spectacular views
by Colin Murphy  10 Aug 2020
As we ascended Garraun from Benchoona East top the weather cleared sufficiently to present some views, including these two tiny loughs nestling in the col. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/281/comment/20846/
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