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Cnoc Lios Uachtair
Lissoughter from the southwest.jpg
Lissoughter from the southwest; the tallest peak behind it is Binn idir an da Log
Highest point
Elevation 401 m (1,316 ft)
Prominence 336 m (1,102 ft)
Listing Marilyn
English translation hill of the upper ring-fort
Language of name Irish
Location Recess, County Galway, Republic of Ireland
Parent range Twelve Bens-Maumturks
OSI/OSNI grid L8596849524
Topo map OSi Discovery 44
Type of rock Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top bedrock

Lissoughter (Irish: Cnoc Lios Uachtair, meaning hill of the upper ring-fort) at 401 metres (1,316 ft), does not qualify to be an Arderin or a Vandeleur-Lynam, however, its prominence of 336 metres (1,102 ft) ranks it as a Marilyn. Lissoughter is an isolated peak, situated between the Twelve Bens and Maumturks mountain ranges, at the southern entrance to the Inagh Valley, in the Connemara National Park, in Recess, County Galway, Ireland.

A quarry on Lissoughter's southern slopes (the Lissoughter-Derryclare quarry, named after the peak and the neighbouring Derryclare mountain), is a noted source of the green-coloured Connemara marble (sometimes called Connemara Lissoughter Marble). As an isolated standalone peak, it is less frequented by hill-walkers, however, it is regarded for its views of the two ranges and the southern boglands of Connemara.


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