Well... if you have my book, then there's not much more I can add... and if you've read the other thread about the Twelve Bens, then that should leave you in no doubt about what's inolved. On clear days, you can do almost anything. When the mist is down and it's lashing with rain, it's pretty miserable and you have to be very careful with navigation. The Harveys map is the best map. No other maps come close, but you need to be able to navigate, because a good map on its own is no use.
Wild camping is usually OK on the gaps between the mountains, except in the case of the gap with the chapel on it in the Maum Turks, which is accessible by 4X4, so you could be told to clear off. No-one will bother you on the more remote gaps. Just bear in mind that pegs don't go into hard quartzite, no matter how much you clobber them! As for water, last time I looked there was too much of it! I can't imagine ever running short of water in Connemara!
There are some grassy patches, but they might not be where you want to camp. The lower areas are sometimes too boggy, and as you climb uphill, the vegetation begins to break up. Sometimes you just end up with little rugs and carpets of vegetation. If you had two tents, and wanted to camp fairly high, you might find yourselves pitching a long way apart!
The Carneddau is pretty smooth compared to most parts of Connemara. However, anything is possible if you have the weather on your side and are prepared to give it as long as it takes. Basically, if you plan a two-day traverse, take three days of food, just in case.
Are the Mams in the 'clint and grike' part?
If so I used to use 'snow stakes' shoved lengthways, as far away and down into grikes as I could get, it worked for me. I don't remember have any guyline problems using that way.
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