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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
Place visited by 87 members. Recently by: Damian120, OisinD, magnumpig, Cathal-Kelly, PatHargan, Haulie, murphysw, markwallace, clacon, trevorf, paulbrown, mFrank, liz50, IainT, Murray-Tucker
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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Iorras Beag in area South Connemara, Ireland
Picture: Some of the finest scenery in Connemara
 
New Comment: Wonderful views of Dog's Bay Beach
by Damian120  6 Jan 2019
Another wonderful day with the weather here and it was the ideal day to hike to the summit of Errisbeg in Roundstone. I was pleasantly surprised how quickly I got to the summit, I thought it would take longer today but not the case. It was well under an hour. I had a wonderful snack whilst gazing down at such scenery.

The scenery is just stunning and the elevated views of Dog's Bay Beach are nothing short of astounding. Great to see some other hikers out and about this afternoon and there are many large rocks at the top to sit down and gaze and this wonderful picture-postcard setting. I could even see portions of the Lower Sky Road today in the distance. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/957/comment/20324/
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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)
 
Splendidly isolated .. by TommyV   (Show all for Iorras Beag)
 
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