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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Playbank in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: pic: Harry Goodman
 
Isolated Peak of Interest to Rock Climbers
Short Summary created by Onzy,  30 Jun 2014
The curiously named Playbank is an isolated peak not easily combined with other hills. It lies east of Dowra and is most easily reached from along the R200 from there to Glangevlin.

A good starting point is at Corcashel, (H008 270 A), where there is parking before a green fence enclosing sewage/water works. From here head towards Glangevlin for a few meters before turning right up a lane. Follow the lane for 800m; where the lane forks at an abandoned building. Take the left fork, over the gate and along the edge of a rough field to another gate. From here pick your way uphill, trending right of the true line to avoid the crags. When you reach the very large plain head direct for the summit, a distance of 1k. The ascent should take around 1 to 1 and a half hours and an out-and-back, less than 2 hours 15 minutes.

Further options are available from the tangle of roads to the southwest, parking at an unused gate at around H008 232 B. From here you will need to pick your way around forestry and fencing.

There is both a cairn, and a trig pillar which is located some distance from the true summit.

The crags from the northwest around to the east of the summit are fertile ground for rock climbers and there are many named routes in the area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/370/comment/5129/
 
(Climbed 15-03-06) I had a half day at my disposa .. by eflanaga   (Show all for The Playbank)
 
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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