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West Connemara Area   N: Tully Subarea
Place count in area: 4, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 
Highest place:
Tully Mountain, 356m
Maximum height for area: 356 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 331 metres,

Places in area West Connemara:
N: Cleggan:   Knockaunbaun 146mMaumfin 172m
N: Tully:   Tully Mountain 356m
S: Clifden:   Gortrumnagh 174m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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 highest hill in the West Connemara area and the 1044th highest in Ireland. Tully Mountain is the most northerly summit in the West Connemara area and also the most easterly.

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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/893/comment/5821/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/893/comment/17536/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/893/comment/19780/
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Lockdown photo #3
by timredfern  20 Jan 2021
I climbed Tully mountain ~140 times during the Cov-19 pandemic. Here are a few of my favourite photos Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/893/comment/22141/
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Lockdown photo #7
by timredfern  20 Jan 2021
I climbed Tully mountain ~140 times during the Cov-19 pandemic. Here you can see Mweelrea, Croagh Patrick and Nephin Beg with snowy caps. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/893/comment/22145/
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