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Maamturks Area   N: Leenaun Subarea
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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 22 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, markmjcampion, tphase, eamonoc, Fergalh, markwallace, juliewoods, Wilderness, Pazapas, GSheehy, conormcbandon, colmocnoc, wwwalker, Aongus
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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 843rd highest place in Ireland.

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An isolated Turk .. by wwwalker   (Show all for Taobh Dubh ) Picture about mountain <i>Taobh Dubh</i>  in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: From the bridge over Bealan na Brock river
Low but worthwhile hill
by markmjcampion  12 Nov 2020
I had been eyeing this one up for a while as it was one of the few left for me in the north Galway, south Mayo area. I headed up on a Sunday morning having endured a noisy night camping at the west end of Lough Nafooey. I parked at the forest entrance at L91893 54869 starB where there is room for one car. I headed along the main forest trail, eschewing the first left marked on the MV map [ there is a trail but it's a bit overgrown. Instead I headed on for about 1 km and turned left at the T. From here I headed to the end of the forest and when I came out into the open I continued west through some cleared forest for about 20 mins. I crossed a fence here and then headed up hill with teh fence on my right. The going was easy and obvious, mainly grassy and not too much in the way of the squelch fest that I expected. Nice views of the Maauturks and of Leenaun hill as well as towards Maumtrasna and the variegated autumnal colouring of Bunnacunneen's lower slopes. Descended the same way...lazy 3 hour up and down but will come back with car and bike someday and combine this with Leenaun Hill and a pint in Hamilton's [and probably Gaynor's!] Linkback:
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