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Lackabane Mountain Leaca Bhán A name in Irish
(Ir. An Leaca Bhán [T6000], 'the white hillside') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists

Height: 603m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V75142 53688 This summit has been logged as climbed by 69 members. Recently by: sandilandsn, Rob_Lee, CaptainVertigo, chalky, muddyboots, dmc, conormcbandon, DenisMc, garrettd, suiladoir, thomas_g, GSheehy, Teresa-ms, eugeneryan959, greenpark
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Longitude: -9.807579, Latitude: 51.722234 Prominence: 287.99m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 475119 553754,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lckbn, 10 char: Lackabane

Lackabane is the 269th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lackabane in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lackabane from Eskatarriff
 
Updated Summary Spectacular 360 Views
Short Summary created by CaptainVertigo  30 Aug 2014 Although Lackabane is generally encountered as part of the Cummeengeera circuit, there is no reason why it cannot be tackled as part of a duet with Tooreenbaha , or even on its own. The ascent from the Pocket carpark at V75426 55335 (Point A) (currently subject to an access/parking charge of €4) is very steep, firstly to the col with Tooreenbaha, and then up the ridge to the summit. An easier approach begins at V76724 57296 (Point B) and proceeds over Tooreenbaha at a gentle enough incline, leaving plenty of energy for the final pull up from the col. Lackabane is beautifully positioned for views back to Eskatarriff and across to Coomacloghane and Tooth. Hungry Hill lies immediately to the south and seem enormous. But none of these views match up to the extraordinary drama of the descent from Lackabane towards Tooreenbaha. The slope is narrow enough, and steep enough, to give the walker unrestricted views of Glanmore valley and lake, the eastern Cahas, Knockatee and Kenmare River. These are wonderful landscapes, all revealed at once, especially for the walker who has come the long way round from Tooth.
Point A: V75426 55335 Point B: V76724 57296

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lackabane in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The View to Glanmore
New Comment Descent to Tooreenbaha
by CaptainVertigo  30 Aug 2014 A very special vista opens up as you descend Lackabane to Tooreenbaha. I would love to have a wide angle camera that could show what the human eye takes in. This little picture shows part of the panorama, the view into Glanmore with its attractive lake.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lackabane in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
 
by eoin  23 Apr 2004 The first or last major summit (depending on your route) on the Cummeengeera Horseshoe walk above Rabach's Glen near Lauragh. The ascent/descent on the east side is a steep grassy ridge which can be wet, steep sides on the north face afford amazing views of the whole glen below and the hanging valley, lake and Tooth Mountain opposite to the north.

The photo of the twin summits of Lackabane is taken from Coomacloghane.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lackabane in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Tooth Mountain and Knocvnaveacal
by weedavie  27 May 2008 There was a murderer and robber lived in Cummenageera: now there's just an entrepreneur..

The round of this glen is great. Start at the right hand one of two gates at 765575 (Point C). Follow the track up and around the left side of the house. Vague paths lead on among bushes. When we emerged we went left to avoid a big rock step, crossed a wall and broken fence then turned SW up the hillside. This brought us at around 300 metres to the summit of Cummeenahillion.

From here a slight drop then a 170 metres climb goes due W Knocknaveacal. It crosses lines of diagonal crags which could probably be scrambled. Instead we diverted slightly north, passed through two bands and followed the third to the top. There's a couple of summits behind but they don't have even 30 metres of relative height. Seán'Ó Súilleabháin suggests bypassing Tooth Mountain but it's hard to think why. A marginal gain and you lose some fun ascending among outcrops then a pleasant walk along the edge of the corrie. From the trig at Coomacloghane there're good views north across the Kenmare River. Then we descended SW through more rock steps and from the pass (how do you guys live without bealach in your vocabulary?) climbed to point 584 on Esktariff. From here we had peat hags underfoot but great views to our left as we circled SE then E to its highest point..

We dropped SE to the hummock of Bireca (point 531 on the OS). From the side you see the impressive 200 metre drop on its north face. It's not so noticeable from its rounded top so it'd be worth paying attention in mist. We descended E then climbed NE to Lackabane. Great summit, great views then a dog leg ESE then NE to its twin top. There are two obvious ridges, N and ESE, from here but the real exit is down the broad NE slope. It quickly becomes well-defined, steep and quite narrow with a developing path. From the bealach below we dropped N to the end of the road. Here we met the entrepreneur, the local farmer charging 4 euro a throw to go up the glen and hitting us up for getting out. You'd miss this if you carried on over Deelis and descended to the bog road.

I've two guesses about this route. From what I've read it'd be worse in summer , the grass gets long on the ascent and gorse and bracken clog the way down. Don't know, it was great in April. The other is that it'd be better done in the opposite direction. You'd get the hard ascent over at the start and end with an easy descent with a great sea and mountain view ahead of you.
Point C: V765 575
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lackabane in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: NW Spur of Lackabane.
 
NW Spur
by simon3  11 Jun 2013 The NE spur off Lackabane is something of a knife edge, descending steeply and with even steeper sides. Watch it on a poor day.
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Picture: The Reeks and Kenmare river from Lackabane
Spectacular circuit in perfect weather
by garrettd  19 Jun 2014 Despite the excellent weather and several parked cars, there was nobody around to collect the 'admission charge' of €4 to walk the Cummeengeera circuit. I ascended Tooth mountain first, following the right hand side of the river bank from the field with the stone circle. The direct route over Tooth from where the river valley bends to the west is quite steep and the seemingly more straightforward grass ramp on the left hand side has an awkward notch of rock in it about half way up. The rest of the circuit is easy going with spectacular views over Ardgroom Harbour, all of the mountains on the Iveragh peninsula and Hungry Hill and Glanmore to the south. The descent from the gap between Tooreenbaha and Lackabane gets easier the further down one goes with the stream providing a refreshing drink on one of the hottest days of the year.
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