View towards Slievemore from Minaun.
After walking up Slievemore and Croaghaun the previous day, Minaun was a much easier summit. At 466 meters high, the hill offers great views over Achill Island, and with a collection of communications masts near the summit, and therefore an access road which can be driven up, little effort is required. The road ends near the masts, just a little way short of and below the top. It was a pleasant walk from there to the summit over good, dry ground, with the top being marked by a religious shrine. It was great to look down on all the places we had enjoyed all week on Achill, and the mountains I’d walked the day before.
The view over to the Corraun Peninsula.
Clouds over Croaghaun.
Keel beach and Croaghaun.
Slievemore skimmed by cloud.
South to Clare Island.
Rapidly changing weather, with alternating stormy skies and rain storms with sunshine.
The mountains of south Mayo and Galway on the horizon.
Near the top, looking back to the masts on the right, near the car park, and over Krinnuck hill on the left to the Mullet Peninsula and north Mayo.
The shrine at the top.
Passing countless little cairns as I walked beyond the summit.
Up at the top again on the way back.
It was so easy to get to the top of Minaun, and the views were so magnificent, it would be mad not to take it in if you’re in the area.