Maumturks

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Maumturk Mountains

Na Sléibhte Mhám Toirc (The Maumturks/Maamturks, the Turks (fam.)) are a picturesque mountain range in Connemara in the west of Ireland. They are less well known than their more famous neighbours, the Twelve Bens on the other side of the Inagh Valley (and of the Western Way long distance path). They are not very big (max 702m) but a pleasant climb in fine weather, with superb views and no congestion. Dedicated fell runners run from Maumeen in the south to Leenaun in the north in a single day.

Highest points[edit]

The table below lists some of the highest major mountain peaks of the Maumturk Mountains.

Rank Mountain peak Elevation English Name
1 Binn Idir an Dá Log 702 m (2,303 ft) Barrslievenaroy
2 Leitir Bhriocáin 667 m (2,188 ft) Letterbreckaun
3 Binn Mhór 661 m (2,169 ft) BinnMhor
4 Binn Chaonaigh 633 m (2,077 ft) Binn Chaonaigh

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Suggested reading[edit]

"The Mountains of Connemara : a hill walker's guide" (ISBN 0-9504002-4-6) - includes a more useful 1:50000 map than the OS maps 37, 38, 44.

Coordinates: 53°29′N 9°36′W / 53.48°N 9.60°W / 53.48; -9.60