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Tully Mountain Hill also Letter Hill an extra name in English
Galway County in Connacht Province, in Binnion List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 356m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L67272 61173
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Longitude: -10.004897, Latitude: 53.583789 , Easting: 67272, Northing: 261173 Prominence: 331m,  Isolation: 3.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 467251 761193,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TlyMnt, 10 char: TlyMntn
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Tully Mountain is sufficiently detached from the Twelve Bens to offer fine views of the range as a whole, as well as coastal views including Inishbofin, Inishturk, Clare Island and Achill. Also known as Letter Hill [TR]. Walks: a route for this peak is described in New Irish Walk Guides by Tony Whilde and Patrick Simms, p. 44.   Tully Mountain is the 1039th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Tully Mountain  in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Photo from the south.
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Short Summary created by simon3  16 Feb 2020
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Picture: The view east from Tully, to Croagh Patrick, Mweelrea, Benchoona and the Bens
A fantastic viewpoint
by scapania  23 May 2010
Tully makes a lovely easy stroll if you're in the Renvyle/Letterfrack area with a couple of hours to spare, or could be combined with a trip to the Connemara National Park and a round of the Diamond to make a satisfying, leisurely day out. There's space to park a couple of cars in a small quarry at L6839 5999 A, just after two tracks go off to the right, or else there's loads of parking a few hundred metres back along the road at the quay at L6878 5985 B.

From the first mentioned parking place, head west along the road for a few metres, until you can see a little wooden stile over the fence above you to the right. Once over this, head up to the broad ridge, from where its an easy climb, firstly over short, relatively dry grass and then closely cropped heather. Higher up, look out for the abundant shiny leaved, trailing shoots of the Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) and the spiky leaved mats of Juniper (Juniperus communis), forming a very attractive type of heath.

There is one false summit to contend with, but once this is surmounted, the main summit is close at hand, with its trig pillar almost completely enclosed within a cairn. The view from here is nothing short of stupendous, due to Tully's isolated location, west of all the other mountains. Views stretch from south Connemara, across the Bens, to Mweelrea with its golden beaches, up to Croagh Patrick and the North Mayo mountains, out to Achill, which still managed to be completely covered by cloud, despite there not being another cloud in the sky! Out to sea lay Clare, Bofin, Turk and Shark, surprisingly close at hand.

Once you've soaked up the scenery, you can either retrace your steps back to the starting point, or if you want a longer walk and don't mind a few kilometres of road walking, you could continue west along the ridge crossing a couple of minor tops to come down to the road near Renvyle point. Linkback:
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Picture: Tully Mountain, the sea view.
Sweeping down to the sea.
by simon3  7 Jul 2014
It was a day of sun and showers on which we visited Inishark. From it there is a quite different NE view of Tully Mountain, shown in relation to its neighbours.

Tully, centre midground, sweeps down to the sea from this angle. On the skyline to the right is Garraun and its outliers. Just beyond Tully is the ever dark Doughruagh. From the right is the NE flank of Diamond Hill. Perhaps most surprising is the skyline between Tully and Diamond where the stepped ridge descends (r to l) from Letterbreckaun 40.01 km away in the Maamturks.

Nearer at hand the SW coast of Inishbofin creeps in from the left of the picture. The small island between Inishbofin and Inishark rejoices in the anglicisation of Inishskinnymore. Linkback:
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Views from NW Connemara
by bryanmccabe  4 Nov 2017
Tully Mountain trig pillar, with Doughruagh, Diamond Hill and the Northern Bens in the background. Delightful views in all directions. Well worth walking the whole ridge NW to the coast, to include Tully Mountain West. Linkback:
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Tully Ho!
by Geo  10 Jun 2010
Went up this delightful little hill this morning solo, as the better half went to do Diamond Hill (again!) after we did it yesterday. Now that's a compliment to a hill if I ever saw one. Anyway, cutting a long story short I started at the Quayside mentioned by scapania. Then I followed the road westwards and after the quarry entrance watched to my right to find the stile he mentions. Not seeing it I ploughed upwards to a fence a little off the road and walked along the fence to the stile. Crossing this I realised the bracken ran out a little furter along and also saw a couple more stiles at intervals, so it appears this is a hill with no access issues indeed. Anyway the rest of the story is rather mundane, it's really just a matter of going upwards along the ridge until you can go upwards no more, and you have reached the trig point. Time up: 50 minutes and return 35 minutes. Linkback:
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Picture: Tully Mountain, its head in low cloud.
In the clouds.
by FilHil  8 Apr 2012
On 28.02.2012 most of Connemara was under a thick blanket of fog and low cloud, however, Tully Mountain looked just possible. Even so I had to wait till early afternoon for clouds to lift. I parked at the foot of an old quarry (room for 1 car on a slope) about 300m past the small quay which was rather busy with all kinds of maintenance activities.

A short but steep stony track leads to a disused quarry where you will also find a large farm outbuilding, a good reference point for the descent. Proceed through a muddy section where livestock gather (a makeshift trough) and go through a metal gate, which was not locked.

There is no path to the top, just make your own way over the grassy if boggy slope. Livestock is grazing freely so expect some tracks and muddy patches where they gather. Visibility was none too great on the day so I kept to some boulders on the contour to my west, then over a false top and boggy patches to a rocky outcrop where you’ll find a large cairn obscuring the trig.

Tully Mountain still had its head in the cloud so I only got a glimpse of Ballynakill Harbour and the Bens. Linkback:
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