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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 181 members. Recently by: fingal, thomas_g, IainT, strangeweaver, Lauranna, aidand, ericjones, Ulsterpooka, DaveMc, Hilldweller, patmoran, Cathal-Kelly, OisinD, Peter Walker, eugeneryan959
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.858579, Latitude: 53.52245 , Easting: 76783, Northing: 254084 Prominence: 179m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 476760 754105,   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 189th 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muckanaght in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Rugged, steep, grassy slopes
 
Easy is a subjective word!
by wicklore  8 Jun 2010
Plenty of contributors refer to the 'easy' approach to Muckanaght being to head up from the col between Muckanaght and Benfree. This is certainly easier than the steep northern slopes but would still require concentration as the grassy slopes here are also quite steep in places. Wet weather would render this approach needing care. About 150 metres up from the col a rocky outcrop is easily skirted to the left. Shortly after this the slope eases off to the extent that you can once again stand level when resting!

My photo, taken from Benfree, shows the route up to the left of the difficult northern face of Muckanaght Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/182/comment/5860/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Muckanaght is one those mountains I wanted to cli .. by bryanmccabe   (Show all for Muckanaght)
 
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