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Achill & Corraun Area   Cen: Minaun Subarea
Place count in area: 16, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30, CBW 
Highest place:
Croaghaun, 688m
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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Minaun Hill Achill Island Island An Mionnán A name in Irish, also Menawn an extra name in English (Ir. An Mionnán [www.achillislandhotel.com], 'the pinnacle') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Carn List, Quartzites, psammitic schists Bedrock

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Height: 466m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: F66140 01953
Place visited by 128 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, markmjcampion, Michaelmangan, Jimbo70, Bernieor, madfrankie, JoannaS, TipsyDempy, Johnnylayne, Tomaquinas, Wes, Wilderness, abcd, justynagru, march-fixer
Island visited by 471 members.
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Longitude: -10.039609, Latitude: 53.949651 , Easting: 66140, Northing: 301953 Prominence: 411m,  Isolation: 3.9km
ITM: 466122 801963,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Minaun, 10 char: Minaun
Bedrock type: Quartzites, psammitic schists, (Dooega Head Formation)

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.   Minaun is the 674th highest place in Ireland.

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Trivial climb, great views, excessive religion. .. by group   (Show all for Minaun (An Mionnán))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Minaun (<i>An Mionnán</i>) in area Achill & Corraun, Ireland
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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/561/comment/23240/
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