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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 place has been logged as visited by 189 members. Recently by: oakesave, dodser, DeltaP, StephenH16, Stephen_Holman, Golly, Philhanson, Dean, jlk, fingal, thomas_g, IainT, strangeweaver, Lauranna, aidand
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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 place in Ireland.

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A remote lump of schist .. by group   (Show all for Muckanaght)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muckanaght in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
simon3 on Muckanaght, 2003
by simon3  9 Oct 2003
This impressive mountain, also known as Muckanaght, would be passed in a number of circuits such as the horseshoe walks around the Owenglin or Polladirk Rivers.
As you can see in the picture there is an extensive view of coastline near Letterfrack. On the coastline, just right of centre, is Tully Mountain (356m). Below and to its right in shadow is Diamond Hill.

The summit of this mountain, and the area immediately around it, is composed of schist rather than the quartzite that so much of the rest of the 12 Bens are made of. You can see a single piece of white quartzite on top of the cairn which is otherwise the darker shist. The inset shows one of the pieces of schist in more detail.

This summit attracted the attention of Robert Lloyd Praeger. "The schists ... as on the summit of Muckanaght (2153 feet), and forming as they do a much more hospitable habitat for plant than the barren quartzite, they attract the comparitively few alpine plants of the range - Mountain Meadow-rue, Purple Saxifrage, Mountain Sorrel, Mountain Sawwort, Dwarf Mountain Willow, Holly Fern, and others." Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/182/comment/700/
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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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