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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
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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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A remote lump of schist .. by group   (Show all for Muckanaght)
This impressive mountain, also known as Muckanagh .. by simon3   (Show all for Muckanaght)
This picture shows Muckanaght from the west. Th .. by simon3   (Show all for Muckanaght)
The summit cairn on Meacanach and the view to the .. by csd   (Show all for Muckanaght)
Easy is a subjective word! .. by wicklore   (Show all for Muckanaght)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muckanaght in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
bryanmccabe on Muckanaght, 2009
by bryanmccabe  16 Dec 2009
Muckanaght is one those mountains I wanted to climb just based on its name alone, and it didn't disappoint! About 2.5km on the Clifden side of Ben Lettery youth hostel, there's a road heading north towards the Owenglin River. Immediately after crossing the river on a narrow bridge, there's a parking area at the entrance to a forest. We walked through the forest to the end, out into the open valley before climbing to the saddle between Muckanaght and Benfree. A left turn leads to the summit of Muckanaght over a few steep grassy sections. Views from the top are spectacular. Continued on over Bencullagh to Maumonght and down to the road again via Maumonght SW top. Muckanaght is a very prominent mountain, and is arguably at its most impressive when viewed from the valley of the Kylemore River looking west. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/182/comment/4254/
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