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
, 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
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/