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Rinavore Hill Roighne Mhór A name in Irish
(Ir. Roighne Mhór [TR], 'big excellent portion') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Carn List, Conglomerate, sandstone, mudrock, tuff Bedrock

Height: 426m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L91611 58503
Place visited by 14 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, Cobhclimber, Fergalh, eamonoc, tphase, sandman, juliewoods, eeimly, markwallace, chalky, maxim, taobear, Jamessheerin, lakedistrictHW
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Longitude: -9.636645, Latitude: 53.565403 , Easting: 91611, Northing: 258503 Prominence: 242m,  Isolation: 2.4km
ITM: 491584 758523,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Rnvr, 10 char: Rinavore
Bedrock type: Conglomerate, sandstone, mudrock, tuff, (Rosroe Formation)

Tim Robinson suggests roighne is righin, 'tough or stubborn', (TR, 103) but it seems more likely that it is simply roighne, 'the best part', perhaps a praise-name for an old land division rather than the hill itself.   Roighne Mhór is the 826th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Roighne Mhór in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Rinavore from the northh
 
New Comment: part of a quiet and chilled out low level circuit
by markmjcampion  12 Nov 2020
I parked at the same place as Sandman and headed west up the farm track for 200 m and, after crossing a minor bridge, I struck out left for the obvious line of rocky outcrops. From there I headed up a steepish but comfortable incline and was at the summit point in no time at all. It was nice to see all the other lower hills I had done recently stacked up one behind the other...Taobh Dubh, Culóg and Binn Idir an Dá Log. From there I headed north down the ridge and, a little while before the base, i cut across country to the gash below Rinabeg. I crossed the stream easily and headed on up the steep short slope of Rinabeg. Definitely worth doing as the views west from here were very nice. I then headed to L90762 61071 A and was tempted to head up the DM south top but got lazy and headed southeast towards Knocknafaughy instead. This was easy going with reasonably firm bog underfoot. From Knocknafaughy I then headed steeply downhill in a due south direction, skipped across the stream and walked the single km back to my car as the unforecast rain poured down. What else can you expect out west! The circuit was approx. 12 k, a little shy of 700m in ascent and it took me about 3hrs 45 mins. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/711/comment/21321/
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Apparently unpopular outlier between Partry and Maamturk Mountains.
by markwallace  28 Dec 2014
Judging by MV figures, Rinavore might well be the least climbed 400+ metre hill in the Connemara/ South-west Mayo region. I climbed it on a hot afternoon this summer. Parked at a layby with space for only one car roughly at L910 577 B - slightly south-east of the settlement at Lee na Li (per Harvey map). No gate around so climbed the fence and headed up the hillside, which rises straight from the road. I climbed by the side of a stone wall that goes almost all the way up to the top, though broken in many places.

Rinavore is really steep, grassy slopes all the way up from near sea-level to 426m – note the contours on OS 37 – very close together! Needs care on the descent for the same reason.

Memory may be out, but I don’t remember there being a cairn at the broad, flattish top. Good views to Mweelrea, Ben Gorm, Bunnacunneen, Devilsmother, and the Maamturks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/711/comment/17774/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Roighne Mhór in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Summit Area.
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by sandman  7 May 2017
Because of my visit to near by Knocknafaughy i ascended this hill on the opposite side to Mark, although steep not as steep as the accent from the R336 road. If you wish you can park at L9288658759 C and follow the farm tract to the base of the hill. No cairn exists at the summit so to the previous comment your memory is still good. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/711/comment/18913/
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