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Muckanaght Mountain Meacanacht A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Muiceanach [PDT] or Meacanacht [TR], 'hill like a pig's
Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Psammitic pelitic & semi-pelitic schists Bedrock

Height: 654m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76783 54084 This summit has been logged as climbed by 179 members. Recently by: IainT, strangeweaver, Lauranna, aidand, ericjones, Ulsterpooka, DaveMc, Hilldweller, patmoran, Cathal-Kelly, OisinD, Peter Walker, eugeneryan959, ckilm, Peter_I
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Longitude: -9.85858, Latitude: 53.522468 , Easting: 76783, Northing: 254084 Prominence: 179m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 476760 754107,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mckngh, 10 char: Muckanaght
Bedrock type: Psammitic pelitic & semi-pelitic schists, (Streamstown Schist Formation)

There are several other place-names with Muiceanach (pig-like) in Connemara (Muiceanach Choille and Muiceanach Idir Dhá Sháile). This element is found mainly in Connacht and refers to a hill or ridge shaped like a pig's back. Previously Meachanach in MV.   Muckanaght is the 188th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muckanaght in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sRVv0pmIvY
Owenglin Schwartz McCritchley
by CaptainVertigo  12 Oct 2014
Whether you're thinking of tackling the entire Owenglin Circuit, or just a bit of it, your preparations will be greatly enhanced (and much more enjoyable) if you watch this 15 minute YouTube classic by Martin Critchley and Sharron Schwartz
Let me quote from the YouTube intro:

"This tough 23 km circuit in the 12 Bens of Connemara in County Galway offers some of the best hillwalking in Ireland. Steep quartzite peaks tower over valleys of vivid green and pink bog-land inset with serpentine rivers and deep blue lakes. Beyond, the ragged coastline with ribbons of yellow sand is washed by the restless Atlantic Ocean. This 12 summit circuit will take in the region of 12 hours to complete and involves a climb of over 2,000m ascent. It is not for the faint hearted and will require high levels of fitness and navigational proficiency, especially in poor weather conditions. It is best tackled in the long hours of daylight during the summer months."

I think that this is one of our best mountain movies.

See also Martin's Track 1710

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sRVv0pmIvY Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/182/comment/1954/
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Meacanach viewed from the Kylemore river. .. by csd   (Show all for Muckanaght)
Climbed July 2006 in a week of glorious weather i .. by gerrym   (Show all for Muckanaght)
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