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Bencullagh Mountain An Chailleach A name in Irish
(Ir. An Chailleach [OSI], 'the hag') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 632m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L75576 53724
Place visited by 154 members. Recently by: flynnke, dodser, DeltaP, Cathal-Kelly, eamonoc, Philhanson, Lauranna, murney, jlk, fingal, thomas_g, IainT, strangeweaver, aidand, ColinCallanan
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Longitude: -9.876639, Latitude: 53.518942 , Easting: 75576, Northing: 253724 Prominence: 154m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 475552 753746,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnc632, 10 char: Bencullagh
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

A woman known as Cailleach an Chlocháin, 'the witch of Clifden', was a famous character in the 19th century.   An Chailleach is the 224th highest place in Ireland.

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Part of an E-W or W-E route .. by group   (Show all for An Chailleach)
 
Views near and far .. by wicklore   (Show all for An Chailleach)
 
An October view of the summit and its mighty cair .. by simon3   (Show all for An Chailleach)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Chailleach in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Reflected summits.
 
simon3 on An Chailleach, 2008
by simon3  2 Jan 2008
An Chailleach/ Bencullagh, central in this December picture, has whitish quartzite scree slopes reminiscent of just a few other places in Ireland including some of the nearby Bens / Turks and the more distant Great Sugar Loaf (WIcklow) and Errigal. Underfoot the bog is thin and lumps of the quartzite speckle the ground.

The summit to the right, Muckanaght unusually for the Bens has a schist top and its seasonally brown vegetation cover is much more complete, very clear in this view taken from beside one of the many Roundstone Bog lakes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/226/comment/2932/
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