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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: -9.867939, Latitude: 53.580587 , Easting: 76332, Northing: 260570 Prominence: 31m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 476309 760590,   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 401st highest place in Ireland.

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I climbed Doughruagh and Altnagaighera many years .. by stevefe   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
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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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/347/comment/2756/
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Altnagaighera is a spur more or less west of Lemn .. by simon3   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
Not really a summit in itself just part of the ro .. by eoin   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
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