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Garraun South Top Mountain For origin of name, see Garraun. Galway County, in Arderin List, Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic Bedrock

Height: 556m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76332 60570
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Longitude: -9.86794, Latitude: 53.580605 , Easting: 76332, Northing: 260570 Prominence: 31m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 476309 760592,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrnSth, 10 char: GrnSthTp
Bedrock type: Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic, (Ben Levy Grit Formation)

The townland south of this top, running down to Kylemore Lough, is Lemnaheltia (Ir. Léim na hEilte, 'the doe's leap'). It appears on Mercator's map of Ireland (1595) as Dosleape. This must originally have been the name of a mountain or cliff. According to legend Fionn Mac Cumhail's dog Bran pursued a doe here. When the doe leapt from the summit, Bran fell from the cliff into the lake. Most likely it refers to the steep south face of Doughruagh overlooking Kylemore Lough and Pollacappul Lough, though Doughruagh is not in Lemnaheltia but the neighbouring townland of Pollacappul. Variations of this story can be found throughout Ireland. In Kerry, for instance, there is a lake named Lough Brin (Ir. Loch Broin, 'Bran's lake') south of the Reeks. Previously Lemnaheltia in MV. Altnagaighera is the name of a spur to the W which is lower than Garraun South top but more sharply defined.   Garraun South Top is the 400th highest place in Ireland.

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stevefe on Garraun South Top, 2004
by stevefe  5 Apr 2004
I climbed Doughruagh and Altnagaighera many years ago (about 1982 I think) on a typical Irish February day - hail one minute, glorious sun the next - as part of a geology field trip at university. I remember it being a great little scramble, and as we had the freedom to make our own way back to our minibus, me and a mate took the direct way down towards Lough Fee and had a right time of it. We scrounged a drink of water from an old boy in a bothy somewhere and I remember he was really old (must have been in his 80s), and didn't speak a word of English!

Now I Iive in Co Clare (since August 2003 - big change from the SE of England!) and hope to get back up to Connemara some time soon. It'll be interesting to see what's changed. I remember Leenaun as being a really friendly place, where a bunch of students were an opportunity for a great darts match in the bar instead of an opportunity for a fight like you'd get in the UK. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/347/comment/909/
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padodes on Garraun South Top, 2007
by padodes  26 Jun 2007
This is the view from the Lemnaheltia crags, looking south. On the far side of Kylemore Lough and in the centre of the photo is the green dome of Maolan, and just above it can be seen the grey head of Benbrack. On the far left, the summit of Benbaun is outlined against the sky. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/347/comment/2756/
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simon3 on Garraun South Top, 2003
by simon3  13 May 2003
Altnagaighera is a spur more or less west of Lemnaheltia. Lemnaheltia has little to recommend it, being flat and not having great views. It is included in the list because it is a separate peak in the definition in use (30m drop). Altnagaighera, which is interesting, has good views and some fancy rocks regrettably only has around a 25m drop, so doesn’t count as a separate top. The photo shows Altnagaighera in the background, contrasting with the flat top of Lemnaheltia. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/347/comment/495/
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eoin on Garraun South Top, 2003
by eoin  4 Mar 2003
Not really a summit in itself just part of the rocky cluster that makes up Doughruagh (the real mountain/summit) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/347/comment/366/
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