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Taobh Dubh Hill (Ir. Taobh Dubh [TR], 'black (hill-)side') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Carn List, Aluminous schist, quartzite, pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 422m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L89700 56500
Place visited by 20 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, tphase, eamonoc, Fergalh, markwallace, juliewoods, Wilderness, Pazapas, GSheehy, conormcbandon, colmocnoc, wwwalker, Aongus, maxim, taobear
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Longitude: -9.664768, Latitude: 53.547016 , Easting: 89700, Northing: 256500 Prominence: 34m,  Isolation: 2.4km
ITM: 489674 756521,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TbhDbh, 10 char: Taobh Dubh
Bedrock type: Aluminous schist, quartzite, pebble beds, (Ballynakill Schist Formation)

Walks: for a walk including Cnoc an Doirín (Taobh Dubh) and Meall Dubh (Leenaun Hill), see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, 86-91.   Taobh Dubh is the 836th highest place in Ireland.

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An isolated Turk
by wwwalker  26 Sep 2013
I was fortunate enough to have a few days in the West and took the opportunity to walk in the Maam Turks. I wanted to bag the summits that the Maam Turks challenge walk misses out on as some are circumnavigated and even Letterbreckaun was missed as the check point was a 100m short of the summit and the conditions this year were so awful at that stage, even an extra 100m had to be avoided. I couldn’t help noticing this summit had no comment yet so I could not resist climbing it so that I could make this my first summit comment. As I do I would like to sincerely thank all the other users who make regular summit comments because they are incredible useful and valuable. I am now delighted to be able to start giving back and adding to the knowledge base.
So Taobh Dubh, I wasn’t sure where I would find access along the R336 but when I was up on Colog I could see a likely good starting point at L 9019 5492 A, room for a few cars and a footbridge marked on the map. When I got dropped there next morning however I found the footbridge gone, swept away a few years ago according to a friendly farmer I happened to meet. There was no problem about accessing the hill “but you’ll have to take off your socks and shoes to cross the river” he advised. A few strides in the river got me safely across but the river was low after some dry days, I suspect this river would be impassable on a wet day so be warned. There may be an easier approach somewhere along the R336 . After crossing the river its a straight forward climb up onto the ridge and to the summit. There is nothing to mark the summit and it’s not terrible obvious but if you walk the ridge until you start going downhill again they you’ve obviously done it. I went on then to Lennane Hill and Bucan, a nice linear walk, Wicklow like terrain in contrast to the rest of the Maam Turks. I’m still a map and compass man I’m afraid, so I’ve no GPS track to upload. Linkback:
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