The Twelve Pins.

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The Twelve Pins.
 

Much of Galway is comparatively flat and boggy, with carboniferous limestone covered in peat. To the west of Lough Corrib, which divides the region in two, are rugged heathlands and bog.

The Maumtuck Mountains rise to 701 m (2,230 ft) and the Twelve Pins to 728 m (2,389 ft). In the south-west the Slieve Aughty Mountains rise to 368 m (1,207 ft) and are of sandstone.

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