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South Connemara Area   W: Roundstone Subarea
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,

Places in area South Connemara:
Cen: Kilkieran:   Cnoc Mordáin 354m
E: Moycullen:   Newtown Hill 198m
N: Cashel:   Cashel Hill 311mLettershinna Hill 192m
N: Derroura:   Cappanalaurabaun 273mKeeraunnageeragh 305m
N: Oughterard:   Cloghermore 280mKnocknasilloge 346mKnocknalee 291mLeam Hill 253m
N: Shannavara:   Knockadav 224mShannavara 358m
S: Lettermore:   Lettermore 117m
W: Roundstone:   Errisbeg 300m

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Errisbeg Hill Iorras Beag A name in Irish (Ir. Iorras Beag [OSI], 'little peninsula') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Binnion List, Hornblende metagabbros & metanorites Bedrock

Height: 300m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L69763 40146
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Longitude: -9.958588, Latitude: 53.39562 , Easting: 69763, Northing: 240146 Prominence: 275m,  Isolation: 10.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 469741 740172,   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 1161th highest place in Ireland. Iorras Beag is the most westerly summit in the South Connemara area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Errisbeg (<i>Iorras Beag</i>) in area South Connemara, Ireland
Picture: Panoramic vista from Errisbeg - the Twelve Pins
 
A very rewarding short climb in Connemara
by ochils_trekker  28 Mar 2021
Errisbeg is an unremarkable looking hill from any angle, but the views of Dogs Bay, Inishnee and most of all the Twelve Pins are truly outstanding on a good day. I have walked it a couple of times, on both occasions from Roundstone. At the harbour, turn up the road at O'Dowds pub and restaurant -well worth a visit for a pint and food on the way back. Just follow this road until a gate next to a house is reached and this leads on to the open hillside. It is then just picking a route and keeping the top visible where possible, as it is easy to meander a bit with the constant changes in the terrain from rocks to grass and heather. The view opens up very quickly so the ascent is always enjoyable in good conditions. An easy to moderate walk, and you can be up and down within three hours or so. You will probably want to linger for the stunnng Connemara views on a half-decent day though. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/957/comment/22722/
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Errisbeg is indeed a wee cracker. In not too much .. by weedavie   (Show all for Errisbeg (Iorras Beag))
 
Errisbeg has fine views over the intricate patchw .. by simon3   (Show all for Errisbeg (Iorras Beag))
 
Wonderful views of Dog's Bay Beach .. by Damian120   (Show all for Errisbeg (Iorras Beag))
 
Splendidly isolated .. by TommyV   (Show all for Errisbeg (Iorras Beag))
 
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