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Breifne Area   Iron Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 665m
Maximum height for area: 665 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres,
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The Playbank Mountain also The Playground or Slievenakilla an extra name in English
Leitrim County, in Arderin List, Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal Bedrock

Height: 542m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: H03328 25835
Place visited by 51 members. Recently by: NualaMc, supersullivan, Iamcan, melohara, eamonoc, PeakPaul, Lauranna, jlk, Cobhclimber, Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, FilHil, Garmin, ckilm, CaptainVertigo
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Longitude: -7.949801, Latitude: 54.181507 , Easting: 203328, Northing: 325835 Prominence: 187m,  Isolation: 5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 603276 825840,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThPlyb, 10 char: ThPlybnk
Bedrock type: Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal, (Lackagh Sandstone Formation)

Also known as The Playground [OS ½] or Slievenakilla. The name The Playbank relates to the festive assembly held on the mountain on the last Sunday of July, at which sports and dancing took place (Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 181-82). Also called Carrignahasta.   The Playbank is the 437th highest place in Ireland.

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On 6/9/08 Climbed slievenakilla on the first stag .. by kevin dockery   (Show all for The Playbank)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Playbank in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: Cows Sighing in The Stillness
 
Of The Western World
by CaptainVertigo  7 Apr 2015
"I stood a while outside wondering would I have a right to pass on ... and I could hear the cows breathing, and sighing in the stillness of the air, and not a step moving any place from this gate to the bridge."

This little quote from Synge's Playboy captures the atmosphere which prevailed at the base of the Playbank on Easter Monday as I ascended through the white blanket of mist that hung over Lough Allen. Overhead, the piercing light of morning blazed. But there was a moment of transition as I passed from obscurity into clarity, and the cattle presided solemnly over it.
I knew that the day would bring really great walking, and it did. But passing into the light was breathtaking. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/370/comment/17911/
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