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Garraun Mountain Maolchnoc A name in Irish
(Ir. Maolchnoc [TR], 'bald hill') Galway County, in Arderin List, Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic Bedrock

Height: 598m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76708 61036
Place visited by 123 members. Recently by: ColinCallanan, wicklore, oakesave, Ulsterpooka, Aongus, IainT, Lauranna, wwwalker, roscorrocket, trevorf, Aciddrinker, Danger, eoghancarton, HazelDoyle, eoindunlea
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Longitude: -9.862449, Latitude: 53.584861 , Easting: 76708, Northing: 261036 Prominence: 553m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 476685 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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Flat and Featureless Summit .. by group   (Show all for Garraun)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Garraun ridge and Mweelrea
 
Brendan777 on Garraun, 2007
by Brendan777  24 Sep 2007
I climbed Garraun on 8th September 2007 using the ridge leading up from Lough Fee. It was a gloriously sunny day and the views in all directions were outstanding. There are a couple of false summits on this ascent which can be a bit disheartening if you aren't expecting them. As has been said before, the actual summit is a bit featureless but the beauty and solitude make this part of the Northern Bens well worth a visit. See the attached photo, taken from the southern side of the Lecknavarna valley which shows the ridge, with majestic Mweelrea in the top left background. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/281/comment/2827/
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Approached from L Fee, first climbing up the stee .. by gerrym   (Show all for Garraun)
 
The so-called Northern Bens offer excellent retur .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Garraun)
 
Garraun is roughly as exciting as Lemnaheltia. W .. by simon3   (Show all for Garraun)
 
Christmas Climb .. by maurice12   (Show all for Garraun)
 
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