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Slieve Bloom Area
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 54 
Highest place:
Arderin, 527m
Maximum height for area: 527 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 420 metres,

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Garraunbaun Hill Laois County, in Carn List, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 406m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: S19556 95453
Place visited by 37 members. Recently by: High-King, Jamessheerin, marcellawalking, twilawalking, omurchu, markmjcampion, delboyir, hivisibility, colmocnoc, newpark-cc, simoburn, melohara, eamonoc, Fergalh, turfymccloud
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Longitude: -7.708534, Latitude: 53.009827 , Easting: 219556, Northing: 195453 Prominence: 31m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 619560 695497,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Grnbn, 10 char: Garaunbaun
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Cadamstown Formation)

Garraunbaun is the 912th highest place in Ireland. Garraunbaun is the most southerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Slieve Bloom area.

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youngjohn on Garraunbaun, 2009
by youngjohn  31 Aug 2009
Have climbed to and walked Garraunbaun (Beaugh) a few times. The last time was in late june 09 in the late evening as the sun set but in that midsummer glow that lasts all night. I approached from a forestry road off Bohernaphuca.Turn right at Kennys Shop in Roscomroe as one approaches from Roscrea heading for Kinnity to find Bohernaphuca. Park at the forestry gate and this lane heads quite close to the summit. Just keep to the left about a mile in rather then going straight ahead, the road rises. Access to the summit is via a gate through the bog/turf and head for the Aerial. I agree with Wicklore that the summit is now probably the mound of bog near the aerial. I know the area and the decent people who own the 'quarry' of fine old sandstone and have longstanding permission to ramble there. The mountain is known locally as Beaugh and heading for Farbreague is another 'summit' called Stook locally. I haven't climbed either Stook or Farbreague yet. My friend and I enjoyed nice views of the surrounding country side and street lights of distant towns Birr, Roscrea, Cloughjordan even the power station at Shannonbridge could be seen. In the daytime, on a clear day, the Slieve Aughty's, Devil's Bit are plain to be seen. I don't have a photo of this easily accessed peaceful old gem but will post one again. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/800/comment/4069/
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Picture: Harvesting Garraunbaun
 
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by eamonoc  5 Sep 2013
Wed 3/9/2013. Went to point D as mentioned by shaunkelly, was able to drive up to the T junction at just above 300mts. Found the path and followed it uphill to open hillside and was able to see top of the mast. I did not head directly towards the mast, I followed the path keeping the forest on my left, the path petered out among some old boggy banks. keeping the forest on my left for another 100mts I arrived at a huge area of cleared mountainside and was able to make my way easily to the mast. It took me 20mins from the car to the top. Spoke to a guy driving a tractor who was clearing another huge area of mountaintop to the north of the summit. He informed that this area was to be harvested for turf. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/800/comment/15171/
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