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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 143 members. Recently by: IainT, strangeweaver, aidand, ColinCallanan, ericjones, Ulsterpooka, markmjcampion, Podgemus, Hilldweller, patmoran, guestuser, OisinD, Peter Walker, eugeneryan959, scapania
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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 232nd highest summit in Ireland.

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Part of an E-W or W-E route .. by group   (Show all for An Chailleach)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Chailleach in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Beefy Bencullagh
Views near and far
by wicklore  8 Jun 2010
When approaching from Muckanaght, the climb up to Bencullagh is not as steep or high as the previous climb up to Muckanaght from Benfree. Neither are its northern slopes as steep or rugged as Muckanaght. That being said, it is still an impressive mountain and has great views back to Benbaun, Benbreen and Bencollaghduff, as well as distant views to the myriad lakes leading to Roundstone. Bencullagh also offers a fantastic viewpoint both into the Polladirk and Owenglin River valleys which are to the north and south of it respectively. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/226/comment/5861/
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An October view of the summit and its mighty cair .. by simon3   (Show all for An Chailleach)
An Chailleach/ Bencullagh, central in this Decemb .. by simon3   (Show all for An Chailleach)
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