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Doon Hill Coastal Hill Bunowen More is the townland name. Galway County in Connacht Province, in no lists

Height: 67m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L59392 42601
Place visited by 6 members. Recently by: Damian120, Colin Murphy, sandman, Jamessheerin, juliewoods, markmjcampion
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Longitude: -10.115474, Latitude: 53.414987 , Easting: 59392, Northing: 242601 Prominence: 52m,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 459373 742625,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DnH67, 10 char: Doon Hill



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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Doon Hill  in area Galway Coastal Hill, Ireland
Picture: Fence visible in pic running across centre of pic.
 
Access issues
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  10 Aug 2021
As of August 2021 there are severe access issues with this small hill. Previously access could be had from Bunowen beach, just to the south, but halfway up you encounter a new, high barbed wire fence along with threatening warning signs. The historic castle is also apparently in private ownership so also remains inaccessible at this time. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/5025/comment/19489/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Doon Hill  in area Galway Coastal Hill, Ireland
Picture: Bunowen Castle.
Coastal Delight.
by sandman  10 Jul 2017
O'Flaherty's castle built in the 1500s and for a time home to the legendary pirate queen Grace O'Malley. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/5025/comment/19599/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Doon Hill  in area Galway Coastal Hill, Ireland
Picture: From Bunowen Pier
 
Striking little hill overlooking Bunowen Harbour
by Colin Murphy  10 Aug 2021
Doon Hill is a small hillock, but is quite striking in that it occupies a pretty shoreline spot and because of the flatness of the surrounding area, may be seen from quite a distance. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/5025/comment/23242/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Doon Hill  in area Galway Coastal Hill, Ireland
Picture: Summit Area.
Coastal Hill
by sandman  10 Jul 2017
During the time of Napoleon Bonaparte the powers in Dublin built a large number of signal towers all around the Irish Coast the ruins of one sits atop of Doon Hill .They were under British navy control with a lieutenant in charge and manned by farmers ,fishermen and merchants. Some 133 years later in the early days of World War Two the Irish government in order to protect its neutrality decided that a series of lookout posts would be built around the coast to monitor activity at sea. These posts were manned by soldiers who were called the Coast Watching Service. Today on Doon Hill sits a well preserved Irish military post set in the ruins of a British military post. Doon Hill on approach is very aesthetic, access is either along the foreshore from Bunowen pier or thru a private entrance located at L5995143169 A which seems to be the original entrance to the castle and on to the military constructed tract to the summit. Overlooking Bunowen Castle and the Quay views are fab all around. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/5025/comment/19598/
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