Letterbreckaun

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Letterbreckaun
Letterbreckaun From Inagh Valley.jpg
Letterbreckaun from the Inagh Valley
Highest point
Elevation 667 m (2,188 ft) [1]
Prominence 322 m (1,056 ft) [1]
Listing Hewitt, Marilyn
Coordinates 53°32′01″N 9°43′31″W / 53.533551°N 9.725249°W / 53.533551; -9.725249Coordinates: 53°32′01″N 9°43′31″W / 53.533551°N 9.725249°W / 53.533551; -9.725249
Geography
Letterbreckaun is located in island of Ireland
Letterbreckaun
Letterbreckaun
Location in Ireland
Location Galway, Ireland
Parent range Maumturks
OSI/OSNI grid L856550

Letterbreckaun is a 667-metre (2,188 ft) mountain in County Galway, Ireland. It the second highest peak in the Maumturks range, which lie within the Connemara region.[1]

The name Letterbreckaun comes from Leitir Bhriocáin, 'Brecan’s wet hillside', and is the name of a townland on the slope of the hill. Saint Brecan is a saint associated particularly with Co. Galway, who is said to have been the successor to St. Enda in Cill Éinne, the Aran Islands.[1]

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