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Barnahowna Mountain Mám Cam A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Mám Cam [PDT], 'crooked pass') Mayo County, in Arderin List, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 516m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38 Grid Reference: M00200 67500
Place visited by 31 members. Recently by: Lauranna, Cobhclimber, melohara, bryanmccabe, PeteBog, PeakPaul, Onzy, Wilderness, simoburn, chalky, Colin Murphy, carbar, acastanikic, conormcbandon, barrymayo
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Longitude: -9.509946, Latitude: 53.647911 , Easting: 100200, Northing: 267500 Prominence: 71m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 500171 767518,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brnhwn, 10 char: Barnahowna
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

This peak is unnamed on OS maps but is named Maume Camb on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830). A spur descending to the NNE is called Knockmuredamore. Barnahowna is a townland name. Also called Naweelion.   Barnahowna is the 517th highest place in Ireland.

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a pleasant plateau .. by group   (Show all for Barnahowna)
 
Just south of Barnahowna this impressive glacial .. by simon3   (Show all for Barnahowna)
 
One way to reach Barnahowna is as part of a grand .. by simon3   (Show all for Barnahowna)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barnahowna in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: The summit lake with stone circle.
 
simon3 on Barnahowna, 2005
by simon3  2 May 2005
Right beside the summit is what I take to be Lough Naweelion. The label on the 1:50k map seems to describe a much smaller lake 200m north but presumably it is meant to refer to the larger lake below which irregularly extends some 220m.

Now it’s a pretty unusual sight to see a lough of this size right on top of a mountain and it’s even more unusual to find a construction like the one in the picture on an island in the lake. At first I thought it was some quixotic cairn that someone had built, so near is it to the summit. (It turns out to be only about 1.5 metres below the summit which is 150m away) Then I considered ancient monuments and other increasingly improbable explanations. By hopping from island to island over some stepping stones you can reach it. It’s a ring of stones about 70cm high. Most probably it’s a hide for someone shooting wild fowl, at least there was a spent shotgun cartridge there. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/421/comment/1673/
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Two of the huge coums that dominate the sides of .. by simon3   (Show all for Barnahowna)
 
simon the run through the woods does exist and gi .. by lakedistrictHW   (Show all for Barnahowna)
 
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