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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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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 M .. by markwallace   (Show all for Roighne Mhór)
 
Nice Views. .. by sandman   (Show all for Roighne Mhór)
 
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