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Breifne Area   Iron Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 665 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A For all tops   Highest summit: Cuilcagh, 665m
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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: H03300 25800 This summit has been logged as climbed by 45 members. Recently by: Lauranna, jlk, Cobhclimber, Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, FilHil, Garmin, ckilm, CaptainVertigo, David-Guenot, frankmc04, simoburn, chalky, Onzy, jossarm
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Longitude: -7.950231, Latitude: 54.181193 , Easting: 203300, Northing: 325800 Prominence: 187m,   Isolation: 5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 603248 825805,   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 438th highest summit in Ireland.

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Isolated Peak of Interest to Rock Climbers .. by group   (Show all for The Playbank)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Playbank in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: The Playbank from Cuilcagh
eflanaga on The Playbank, 2006
by eflanaga  16 Mar 2006
(Climbed 15-03-06) I had a half day at my disposal and since I had all the necessary gear in the boot I decided to bag a hill. I plumped for The Playbank (Slievenakilla) given its relative isolation from other 500+ metre mountains so it is one of those you are unlikely to bag along with others as part of a circuit. ITime available dictated a fairly short walk. After a deal of deliberation I chose to start from Corcashel (H008270) about 1.8K east of Dowra on the Glangelvin road. The lane is sandwiched between what appears to be a water/sewage works behind green corrugated fencing and an entrance to a forest area. I parked beside the fencing and walked the few metres down to the start of the lane which quickly becomes rough track just after passing the only inhabited dwelling. The lane/track runs for about eight hundred metres until it forks at a derelict building. From here I took a bearing of 126 degrees SE to take me through a breach in the cliffs and directly to the summit. Take the left fork which goes through a metal gate and uphill away from the derelict building. Follow track up to another gate through which there is a sheep trail of sorts through the heavy heather/gorse. However, it might be better to cross the fence & stream to the right where the going is much easier. Maintain bearing as you climb crossing another fence. After around 1.1K (from the fork in the track below) you near a rocky ‘hillock’ beneath the main cliff face. A rush strewn grass track becomes obvious. This meanders up the hill for a short while before sweeping around to the right, thus avoiding the hillock. You could maintain your bearing around the right side of the hillock and engage in a short but fairly steep scramble up through the breach in the cliff. However, I found that the track only veered of to the right for about 150 metres (H023260 C) gently rising before it swept back to the left bringing me up above the breach and back on the original bearing. The summit is about 1K from here. The terrain is fairly firm ground at first before negotiation of a number of peat hags and marshy ground is necessary. More solid ground is reached as you near the final rise to the summit. Unfortunately, mist persisted reducing visibility to around 15m for the duration of the time I was on the summit, meaning there was little to see. I literally turned and retraced my steps within minutes of reaching the top. As I neared the cliffs on my descent the mist lifted a little allowing me a murky glimpse towards the hills across the valley and of Dowra and the northern tip of Lough Allen to my left, suggesting excellent views on a better day. I reached the car some 2.5 hours after I had left it. I had forgotten my camera so picture is one taken from Cuilcagh last Autumn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/370/comment/2231/
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A pleasant ridge walk from the summit of Sliabhna .. by Tom Caslin   (Show all for The Playbank)
Climbed from the S, driving along a rough track a .. by gerrym   (Show all for The Playbank)
A lonely top worthy of attention. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for The Playbank)
Similarly to gerrym, I approached from the rough .. by csd   (Show all for The Playbank)
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