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Achill & Corraun Area , Cen: Minaun Subarea
Feature count in area: 16, all in Mayo, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-ACC
Highest Place: Croaghaun 688m

Starting Places (16) in area Achill & Corraun:
Achillbeg Island, Achillbeg Mid West Beach, Barneygappul Strand, Belfarsad Bridge, Breanaskill, Bunanioo Church, Cartron River, Clare Island, Doogort Beach, Fiodián na Circe, Keem Bay, Lough Acorrymore, Lough Gall, Minaun Mast, Rossnafinna Island, Tobercolman Cross Cemetery

Summits & other features in area Achill & Corraun:
Cen: Minaun: Minaun (Achill Island) 466m
N: Slievemore: Krinnuck (Achill Island) 214m, Slievemore (Achill Island) 671m
NW: Croaghaun: Benmore (Achill Island) 332m, Cornaclea Hill (Achill Island) 269m, Croaghaun (Achill Island) 688m, Croaghaun SW Top (Achill Island) 664m
S: Knockmore Achill: Achillbeg Island N Top (Achillbeg Island) 109.7m, Achillbeg Island S Top (Achillbeg Island) 108.5m, Knockmore (Achill Island) 337m, Tievereivagh (Achill Island) 286m
SE: Corraun: Knocklettragh 452m, Corraun Hill 524m, Corraun Hill Highpoint 541m
SW: Clare Island: Knockmore (Clare Island) 462m, Knocknaveen (Clare Island) 223m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Minaun, 466m Hill An Mionnán A name in Irish,
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(Ir. An Mionnán [www.achillislandhotel.com], 'the pinnacle') Menawn an extra name in English, Gruaigín Sí Foinn, Mayo County in Connacht province, in Carn Lists, Minaun is the 676th highest place in Ireland.
Reachable "On Foot " Y
Grid Reference F66140 01953, OS 1:50k mapsheet 30
Place visited by: 142 members, recently by: srr45, abeach, Carolyn105, learykid, poopoobasto, mickeyg, phonohan, ryanguinness10, elizauna, marktrengove, eugeneryan959, Haulie, annem, ppatten, Colin Murphy , Island visited by 548 members.
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
, I visited this island: NO
Longitude: -10.039609, Latitude: 53.949651, Easting: 66140, Northing: 301953, Prominence: 411m,  Isolation: 3.9km
ITM: 466122 801963
Bedrock type: Quartzites, psammitic schists, (Dooega Head Formation)
Notes on name: The cliffs of Minaun are spectacular when viewed from Keel. They offer a popular launch site for hang-gliding. The summit is a magnificent viewpoint, giving a surprisingly broad view of all of Achill and much of West Mayo, considering its moderate height. For a walk to the TV mast on Minaun, see Siúlóidí Acla, walk K. The summit is a little further on. Sometimes spelt Menawn.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Minaun, 10 char: Minaun

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Summary for Minaun (An Mionnán): Trivial climb, great views, excessive religion.
Summary created by simon3, scapania 2016-07-07 07:19:20
            MountainViews.ie picture about Minaun (<em>An Mionnán</em>)
A very easy walk, and a bit of a cheat, but a great place to catch a magical Achill sunset. Follow the signposts for the summit from the Achill Sound to Keel road and park on top of the ridge beside the masts at MinMast (F670 027). Follow the easy broad ridge for about a kilometre until the summit is reached.
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Member Comments for Minaun (An Mionnán)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Minaun (<em>An Mionnán</em>)
Picture: Descending Minaun
Bring the family
by paulocon 29 Aug 2013
The ideal family walk. Access road takes you to within 1k of the summit and from there, it's a leisurely walk up an easy incline to the summit which is marked by a statue atop a cairn. With the access road, it would be a wonderful place from which to catch a sunset. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/15165/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Minaun (<em>An Mionnán</em>)
Picture: Keel Stand with Slievemore rising beyond.
Simple yet stunning
by Colin Murphy 9 Aug 2021
I echo the comments of others in that this walk is very simple as you can drive most of the ascent where you reach a few ugly masts. Beyond these, however, the easy stroll up Minaun is magnificent in the panorama of Achill and the Mayo coastline, especially on a day like I experienced - blue skies, high twenties. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/23240/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Minaun (<em>An Mionnán</em>)
Picture: Dooega Head
simon3 on Minaun
by simon3 21 May 2007
Various commentators have remarked on the fine view from this summit. Tony Whilde [Ireland Walk Guides West 1978] mentions the view, including Croaghaun to the west, Slievemore to the north and the silver strand of Keel bay. He also wrote "Occasionally, I've watched porpoises in the bay and looked down on gannets fishing near the cliffs."

Perhaps you have been walking for a few days and need a light break. Well, one way up Minaun is to take the road. There is a large carpark near the top beside two sets of masts (TV and telecoms). Walk to the summit and enjoy the view on both sides.

Our view shows the cliffs south of the summit leading to Dooega Head. The highest point in the picture is at 265m. The Menawn Cliffs proper are to the SW and W of the summit (to the right of the picture.) The low double-humped island on the left is Inishturk. The even lower land stretching along the horizon from it is Inishbofin 35km away. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/2708/
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Picture: Summit of Minaun
murphysw on Minaun
by murphysw 6 Mar 2008
Drove up to the TV masts before making my way to the summit which is farther than it looks, its about a half an hour there and back, the views of the island are amazing, giving a complete 360 panorama Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/2992/
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Picture: Achill Head from Minaun
Peter Walker on Minaun
by Peter Walker 18 Oct 2008
On the right sort of evening, there can be few guiltier pleasures than the deplorably lazy drive up Minaun to watch the sunset. A leisurely 15-20 minute stroll leads to the main summit, and despite the kind of summer that even Noah might consider 'moist' the terrain was benign enough that boots weren't really needed. The views to either side of the ridge are very fine and spacious, so it's best to travel a little way down from the top and enjoy them to the full. The top itself is a lovely, breezy place to linger and watch the sun sink slowly into the sea to the left of Achill Head, safe in the knowledge that the car is within such easy reach. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/3390/
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