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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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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 1154th 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Iorras Beag in area South Connemara, Ireland
Picture: View from Errisbeg.
 
simon3 on Iorras Beag, 2008
by simon3  20 Aug 2008
Errisbeg has fine views over the intricate patchwork of water and land that is Roundstone Bog to its north. One way of getting up it is to start to its southwest at L 68279 39762 C, which is reached by going west out of Roundstone past its slopes and parking beside the road. A bog road leads north from around there.

At an admitedly fairly leisurely place it took our party over 4 hours to get up and down over the distance of only 4.8k there and back. So we found the walk surprisingly time-consuming for such a small height gain. The land is extremely rough in places.

The photo shows the peninsula to the south. To the left is Gorteen Bay, to the right Dogs Bay. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/957/comment/3269/
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