Errisbeg 300m hill, South Connemara Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Errisbeg Hill Iorras Beag A name in Irish
(Ir. Iorras Beag [OSI], 'little peninsula') Galway County, in Binnion List, Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites Bedrock

Height: 300m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L69763 40145
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Longitude: -9.958587, Latitude: 53.395594 , Easting: 69763, Northing: 240145 Prominence: 275m,  Isolation: 10.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 469741 740169,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Ersbg, 10 char: Errisbeg
Bedrock type: Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites, (Metagabbro and Related Lithologies)

This solitary hill is the only peak of any height near Roundstone, making it easy to recognise from as far away as the Burren. Roderic O'Flaherty wrote of its conspicuous position in 1684: Westward of Inisnee and Round-stone haven, in Inisleth-dhuine [identified by the editor, Hardiman, as the modern Inis Leacainn or Shelving Island], a small island which leads to Irrosbeg haven, called Portnafedoigge [Port na Feadóige, 'harbour of the grey plover']; over which is Irrosbeg hill, the second place discovered by marriners [after the Twelve Bens] coming from the sea, on top of which is a poole where trouts breed (O'Flaherty, 108). Iorras Beag is also one of the habitats of the rare Mackay's heath and St. Dabeoc's heath. Walks: for routes to the summit of Errisbeg from the W side, see Kevin Corcoran, West of Ireland Walks, 72-80, or Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 31.   Iorras Beag is the 1156th highest place in Ireland. Iorras Beag is the most westerly summit in the South Connemara area.

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Panoramic views of Connemara .. by group   (Show all for Iorras Beag)
 
Errisbeg is indeed a wee cracker. In not too much .. by weedavie   (Show all for Iorras Beag)
 
Errisbeg has fine views over the intricate patchw .. by simon3   (Show all for Iorras Beag)
 
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Picture: Dogs Bay & Gorteen Bay
 
Splendidly isolated
by TommyV  29 Oct 2018
Access to this hill is from a farm trail on the West side heading along the R341 at L68410 39753 D. After following the track for a few hundred meters at L68095 40424 E, it's a matter of simply picking your route to the East up the open hillside to the trig point at 300 metres. As Errisbeg is so far removed to the West of the other peaks in Connemara, the views back over to them are great. And as for the views of the beaches below to the South...... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/957/comment/20105/
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