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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)
 
Long Connemara Summer Evening .. by fieldoptic   (Show all for Cnoc Mordáin)
 
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South Connemara packs a punch.
by TommyV  5 Jul 2019
This walk is possibly overlooked in favour of the more tempting peaks of the Bens and Maumturks. However it actually provides fantastic views of the aforementioned ranges. Parking at L88068 39348 D a short time letter a quick fence hop will have you out on the open hill side. head South East for about 1 kilometer to the spot height at 307 meters. From here head West for a kilometer to the trig point. A longer walk could be made by continuing along the ridge but as I was bagging a few more hills that day I made a bee line North East back to the car Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/897/comment/20104/
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Alternative Starting Point .. by mdoc1969   (Show all for Cnoc Mordáin)
 
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