Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any mountain area or any detail feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill or mountain
(none available)
Users Online:
eugeneryan959, RangerBrian
Guests online: 73
Recent Contributions

Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo

Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!

Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore

Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.

Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10

Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge

Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh

Crossderry: Summit looking East.

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn

Quad bikers in the Mournes

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Rating graphic.
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, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 603m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V75142 53688 This summit has been logged as climbed by 85 members. Recently by: IainT, Martinpeak, guestuser, jimgraham, PeakPaul, t.jay, juliewoods, bryanmccabe, melohara, Wilderness, strangeweaver, ckilm, TexTim, shaunkelly, simoburn
I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.807567, Latitude: 51.722241 , Easting: 75143, Northing: 53689 Prominence: 287.99m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 475120 553755,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lckbn, 10 char: Lackabane
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Lackabane is the 278th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/268/
COMMENTS for Lackabane 1 2 Next page >>
Spectacular 360 Views .. by group   (Show all for Lackabane)
The first or last major summit (depending on your .. by eoin   (Show all for Lackabane)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lackabane in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Tooth Mountain and Knocvnaveacal
weedavie on Lackabane, 2008
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 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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/268/comment/3125/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
NW Spur .. by simon3   (Show all for Lackabane)
Descent to Tooreenbaha .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Lackabane)
Spectacular circuit in perfect weather .. by garrettd   (Show all for Lackabane)
COMMENTS for Lackabane 1 2 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Lackabane.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here