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Foher Coastal Hill Fothair A name in Irish, also Cnoc Iarthach an extra EastWest name in English OSI Galway County in Connacht Province, in no lists

Height: 223m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78400 63500
Place visited by 9 members. Recently by: eeimly, oakesave, eamonoc, elizauna, Fergalh, ucampbell, markmjcampion, Damian120, Jamessheerin
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Longitude: -9.837875, Latitude: 53.607382 , Easting: 78400, Northing: 263500 Prominence: 48m
ITM: 478376 763519,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Foher, 10 char: Foher

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Foher (<i>Fothair</i>) in area Galway Coastal Hill, Ireland
Picture: Some of the finest scenery in Connemara
Stunning scenery overlooking Killary Fjord
by Damian120  6 Apr 2018
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:
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