Feature count in area: 30, all in Galway,
OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 38, 44, 45, EW-CON, MSW
Highest Place: Tully Mountain West 306m
Starting Places (66) in area Galway Coastal Hill: Angler's Return, Aughrusbeg Lough, Ballyconneely, Ben Lettery Hostel, Brandy Harbour, Bridge St Clifden, Bundouglas Bay, Bunnageeha, Cashel Church, Cleggan House, Cloonsie Quay, Cnoc Mordáin, Connemara National Park Visitor Centre, Coorhoor Lough North, Dernasliggaun, Dogs Bay Beach, Emlaghdauroe Bridge, Emlaghdauroe South, Eragh Island South, Fee Lough SW, Foher, Furnace, Fuschia Lane, Glencoaghan River Bridge, Glenmore, Gort Mór, Gortdrummagh West, Illaunroe North, Illaunroe South, Inaghbeg Path, Inchamakinna, Inishlay, Inishnee Bridge, Kilkieran South West, Lettercallow School Road, Letterfrack Lodge, Lettergesh Beach, unuseableLettermullen Pier, Loch Chamais, Lough Anivan Bend, Lough Auna S, Lough Fee East, Lough Nafiddaun South, Lough Natawny, Lough Tanny, Mace Head, Muck Lough NW, Mweenish Cemetary, Nacreeva Lough, Nambrackkeagh Lough, Omey Strand, Owen na Baunoge River, Owengar Bridge, Ros an Mhíl, Ross Beach, Ross Point, Ross Quay, Roundstone, Skeaghatimull, Sky Road, The Big Ring, Tievegarriff, Toombeola Bridge, Water Reservoir, Water Tank, Water Tank Carna
Summits & other features in area Galway Coastal Hill: Ardagh 49m, Ardbear N 64m, Ballynew 84m, Barraderry 68m, Camus Eighter 72m, Camus Hill 96m, Cleggan Beacon 61m, Cuilleen 97m, Dawros More North 41m, Derryadd West 127m, Derrygimlagh West 41m, Derrylahan 49m, Doon Hill 67m, Faul 50m, Foher 223m, Gortmore 122m, Kilkieran 165m, Kinvarra 67m, Knockfin 49m, Lehid 53m, Lettercallow 109m, Mannin Beg 41m, Maum 62m, Murneen 73m, Murvey 81m, Rossaveel 48m, Shanboolard 85m, Streamstown East 79m, Streamstown West 103m, Tully Mountain West 306m
Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not
islands as such.
Foher, 223mCoastal Hill Fothair A name in Irish,
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OSI, Galway County in Connacht province, in no lists Grid Reference L78400 63500,
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Many of the locals often refer to it as Foher and it was featured in one of Lonely Planet's Ireland Travel Guides. The scenery in this part of Connemara is breathtaking and is easily one of the most scenic parts detouring off the Wild Atlantic Way via the N59 Road.
Good footwear is essential and it's about a 60-minute walk back to the few remaining stone cottages. At certain times of the year, it may be a little wet in parts but this is Connemara terrain in its true essence. The route back is a photographer's dream and for me, the best parts are just after you pass the small waterfall. There are only about five of the original stone cottages remaining now as the vast majority of those destitute inhabitants were living in deplorable conditions. The conventional mud and straw huts that were a common feature throughout the west of Ireland in the 1800s.
Remarkably the original potato ridges remain right behind the cottages and further on to the right above the water you will see the original famine-relief road. A useless endeavour constructed sometime around 1847. It's still standing for the most part and is a visible testament to the starving men, women and children who constructed it for a daily pittance to stave of death.
Of the many that did succumb to death, they were carried through the Salrock Pass, rising left of the village through the small gate. Transported in the most basic of wooden coffins on their final journey over to the ancient cemetery at Salrock. At the highest point heading through the Salrock Pass, it was custom for the mourners to place the coffins atop a large stone boulder and to throw a pebble into a small recess at the base. It's difficult to believe but these pebbles are still there and in some numbers too but I had no intention of disturbing them. Continue down through the pass and turn left onto the road. This too passes through some dramatic scenery along Lough Fee and Lough Muck before eventually returning to the N59. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/5001/comment/19833/