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Twelve Bens Area   N: Doughruagh Subarea
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Garraun South Top Mountain Maolchnoc (mullach theas) A name in Irish For origin of name, see Garraun. Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic Bedrock

Height: 556m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76332 60570
Place visited by 121 members. Recently by: upper, padstowe, chrismcgivney, Joshua3, Grumbler, FrankMc1964, OisinD, arderincorbett, billh999, TommyV, paulbrown, William-J, eamonoc, Fergalh, GSheehy
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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 402nd highest place in Ireland.

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I climbed Doughruagh and Altnagaighera many years .. by stevefe   (Show all for Garraun South Top (Maolchnoc (mullach theas)))
 
This is the view from the Lemnaheltia crags, look .. by padodes   (Show all for Garraun South Top (Maolchnoc (mullach theas)))
 
Altnagaighera is a spur more or less west of Lemn .. by simon3   (Show all for Garraun South Top (Maolchnoc (mullach theas)))
 
Not really a summit in itself just part of the ro .. by eoin   (Show all for Garraun South Top (Maolchnoc (mullach theas)))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garraun South Top (<i>Maolchnoc (mullach theas)</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Doughruagh from Garraun South
 
Great scenery, top nothing to write home about
by Colin Murphy  10 Aug 2020
The summit itself is unremarkable - grassy mound with a few stones, but the surrounding views are tremendous, especially of Doughruagh. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/347/comment/20850/
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