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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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Unremarkable Grassy Top .. by group   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
Altnagaighera. From here, eternity does not seem .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
Reading the comments on Garraun South Top, I noti .. by padodes   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
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Picture: The craggy approach to Altnagaighera from Garraun S Top
 
Colin Murphy on Garraun South Top, 2008
by Colin Murphy  9 Jun 2008
Garraun South Top itself is an unremarkable grassy mound marked only by a handful of stones, although it boasts fine views. Much more interesting is the craggy top of Altnagaighera about 800m to the west. The views from this spot on a fine day are remarkable and there is much more of a sense of having reached a genuine summit. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/347/comment/3169/
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This misty panorama shows the dark Doughruagh to .. by simon3   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
Lough Knappagh stands at the foot of the dark Dou .. by simon3   (Show all for Garraun South Top)
 
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