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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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Keeraunnageeragh Hill Caorán na gCaorach A name in Irish
(Ir. Caorán na gCaorach [logainm.ie], 'moor of the sheep') Galway County, in Binnion List, Psammitic pelitic & semi-pelitic schists Bedrock

Height: 305m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 45 Grid Reference: M05042 47462
Place visited by 19 members. Recently by: TommyV, bryanmccabe, Fergalh, eamonoc, dorchadha, chalky, tphase, fieldoptic, markwallace, FilHil, muschi, sandman, jossarm, taobear, Caithniadh
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Longitude: -9.430664, Latitude: 53.468835 , Easting: 105042, Northing: 247462 Prominence: 277m,  Isolation: 2.7km
ITM: 505012 747485,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Krngrg, 10 char: Krngrgh
Bedrock type: Psammitic pelitic & semi-pelitic schists, (Streamstown Schist Formation)

A cairn at the summit is named Carn Seefin on the old ½ inch map (from Carn Suí Finn, 'cairn of Fionn's seat'). This is probably the hill named Knock Siffingen, located between Galway Bay and L. Corrib, on Speed's map of Connaught (1610). Has been called Derroura.   Keeraunnageeragh is the 1141th highest place in Ireland. Keeraunnageeragh is the second most northerly summit in the South Connemara area.

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Coillte comes out tops! .. by group   (Show all for Keeraunnageeragh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keeraunnageeragh in area South Connemara, Ireland
Picture: Clouds bullying Lackavrea and Knocknagussy from the cairn on Keeraunnageeragh
 
Coillte, Cairn and Copper
by fieldoptic  5 May 2015
The Coillte road from M057 488 C makes this a very accessible hill. I departed from it at M056 479 D, and headed up to the mountain bike path, across that and made directly for the cairn. I found the going on the hill proper a little awkward with deep beds of grass making it a bit of a slog. The Cairn is impressively large, with a depression on the NE side and on top. The historic maps name it as Carn Seefin, so I take it there's a Fionn MacCumhaill connection. I had a damp day but it made for dramatic scenery on Lackavrea and Knocknagussy.

Coming down, shortly after junction on the Coillte road at M051 482 E I made an unorthodox route down, following the small river. This section of the hill has an interesting geology with curious green tinted sandwiched stone in the river bed. I thought maybe it was marble but the green tint seems to be algae so I take it they're varying sandwiched schists. The river makes a bit of a ravine for itself and has a natural stone bridge it dives under and several small waterfalls. The largest of these at M056 482 F has a hidden opening tucked into it's left as you face it, a small mine opening that is not marked on the OSI map. The drop that the river falls down continues SE east along the contour of the hill and there are several disused old copper/pyrite mines along it. Seemingly there are quite a few boreholes and test mines on the hillside.. There was once a tramway that brought the ore to Lough Corrib shore near where the river meets the lake, from where it was brought by steamer to Galway harbour for export in the 19th C. The mines were run by the Hodgson family who lived at Currevagh house. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/953/comment/17970/
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A quick summit slog .. by moggy40   (Show all for Keeraunnageeragh)
 
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