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Irish: Sléibhte Mhám Toirc
Maumturk Mountains.JPG
Maumturk Mountains, County Galway
Highest point
Peak Barrslievenaroy
Elevation 702 m (2,303 ft)
Coordinates 53°29′N 9°36′W / 53.48°N 9.60°W / 53.48; -9.60Coordinates: 53°29′N 9°36′W / 53.48°N 9.60°W / 53.48; -9.60
Country Republic of Ireland
Provinces of Ireland Connacht

Sléibhte Mhám Toirc (The Maumturks/Maamturks, the Turks (fam.)) are a 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), and dedicated fell runners run from Maumeen in the south to Leenaun in the north in a single day.[citation needed]

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 1:50000 map than the OS maps 37, 38, 44.