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South Connemara Area
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 44, 45 
Highest place:
Shannavara, 358m
Maximum height for area: 358 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 329 metres,

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Cnoc Mordáin Hill (Ir. Cnoc Mordáin [logainm.ie], 'hill of Mordán') Galway County, in Binnion List, Megacrystic pink/grey monzogranite Bedrock

Height: 354m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L86408 37770
Place visited by 42 members. Recently by: GSheehy, tphase, markwallace, Fergalh, conormcbandon, Margaret_P, mpowell, TommyV, fieldoptic, trevorf, ColinCallanan, juliewoods, eamonoc, frankmc04, Stiofan
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Longitude: -9.707642, Latitude: 53.378105 , Easting: 86408, Northing: 237770 Prominence: 329m,  Isolation: 6.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 486382 737795,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CncMrd, 10 char: CncMrdán
Bedrock type: Megacrystic pink/grey monzogranite, (Errisbeg Townland Granite)

Mordán is a wizard connected in folklore with this hill [TR]. The name is very suggestive of the Welsh Merddyn (Merlin). Walks: for a route around Binn Bhuí, S of Cnoc Mordáin, see Walking in Connemara, 3.2. For a walk along the ridge (named Derryrush to Kilkieran, rather than Cnoc Mordáin), see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 28-29.   Cnoc Mordáin is the second highest hill in the South Connemara area and the 949th highest in Ireland.

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The summit area is a great vantage point for view .. by simon3   (Show all for Cnoc Mordáin)
 
Arguably Cnoc Mordáin is the best of the south Co .. by simon3   (Show all for Cnoc Mordáin)
 
The view south and east from the steep side of th .. by simon3   (Show all for Cnoc Mordáin)
 
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Picture: Sun melting into the horizon beyond Cashel Hill.
 
Long Connemara Summer Evening
by fieldoptic  24 Jul 2017
Though the road near L88003920 A appears unfenced you will encounter a fence very soon after leaving the road. This fence extends along this back road, Bothar na Scrathóg and keeps cattle in typically. There is a gate at L8692539634 C though I don't know what the landowners' attitudes to walkers are. The ridge walk from the south is preferable to the route from the north in my own opinion.

This is a great hill to take in a sunset, To the east is a view of Errisbeg, Cashel Hill, the Twelve Bens. In the west the bays and islands of South Connemara are laid out like a diorama. I found it reasonably easy to return to my starting point in the summer dusk. The attached image was captured on Sunday July 16th 2017 at about 10pm. I'm not sure what happened the midge population this year but not a single bite while sitting around in the evening breeze. Unusual and welcome! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/897/comment/19608/
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South Connemara packs a punch. .. by TommyV   (Show all for Cnoc Mordáin)
 
Alternative Starting Point .. by mdoc1969   (Show all for Cnoc Mordáin)
 
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