Maumtrasna

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Maumtrasna
Mám Trasna
Maumtrasna is located in island of Ireland
Maumtrasna
Maumtrasna
Location in Ireland
Highest point
Elevation 682 m (2,238 ft)
Prominence 607
Naming
Translation Mountain pass crossing (Irish)
Geography
Location County Mayo, Ireland
OSI/OSNI grid L961637

Maumtrasna (alternative spelling Maamtrasna) is the highest peak in the Partry Mountains in south County Mayo, Ireland. The Srahnalong River runs southwest from the peak to the westernmost shore of Lough Mask. The townland of Maumtrasna is on the south bank of the Srahnalong. The townland was the location of the infamous Maumtrasna murders in 1882.

Etymology[edit]

The name derives from its Irish name (Mám Trasna) which is roughly translated as the "Mountain pass crossing".

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Coordinates: 53°36′43″N 9°34′12″W / 53.612°N 9.570°W / 53.612; -9.570