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Muckanaght Mountain Meacanacht A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Muiceanach [PDT] or Meacanacht [TR], 'hill like a pig's
back')
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 176 members. Recently by: aidand, ericjones, Ulsterpooka, DaveMc, Hilldweller, patmoran, Cathal-Kelly, OisinD, Peter Walker, eugeneryan959, ckilm, Peter_I, Iamcan, crankechick, pcnovice
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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muckanaght in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Meacanach from Benbaun
 
A remote lump of schist
Short Summary created by jackill, scapania,  19 Oct 2010
Meacanach is usually tackled as part of a circuit either the Glencorbet or Owenglin valleys, but is well worth a climb in its own right. Start in Glencorbet, just after the bridge at L799 574 A and walk up the road until a track heads off to the left. Follow this track into the glen and across the Kylemore River, turning right along the banks of the river, to avoid having to pass through fields or cross too many fences. Head west along the base of a spur of Ben Fraoigh, to avoid the worst of the bog. Once around this spur, head up to the left to the col between Ben Fraoigh and Meacanach. From here its a case of climbing very steeply to the west over grass, until the small summit ridge is reached. Although it is possible to descend north from the summit towards Benbrack, great care is needed to negotiate the steep craggy slope. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/182/comment/4942/
 
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)
 
Muckanaght is one those mountains I wanted to cli .. by bryanmccabe   (Show all for Muckanaght)
 
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