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Laghtnafrankee Mountain Leacht na Francaí A name in Irish
(Ir. Leacht na bhFrancach [PND], 'burial monument of the Frenchmen or
of the rats')
Waterford County, in Arderin List, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 520m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S23519 18151 This summit has been logged as climbed by 119 members. Recently by: theredyin, javono, Kiwitrekker, Ulsterpooka, ckilm, tommccarthy, t.jay, bbarry2015, bryanjbarry, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, walker26, hivisibility, Wilderness, CaptainVertigo
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.655875, Latitude: 52.314961 , Easting: 223519, Northing: 118151 Prominence: 126m,   Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 623463 618203,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lghtnf, 10 char: Lghtnfrnk
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Canon Power gave the two alternative translations, so he was clearly unaware of any story which would resolve the mystery. There is a small cairn at the summit, which could be the remains of the monument in question.   Laghtnafrankee is the 505th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Laghtnafrankee in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From the south
 
Fancy a quick one?
Short Summary created by jackill,  21 Jan 2013
Park on the the roadside around S251 187 A, just before a cattle grid.There is lots of room to do so.
Head west towards the mountain first on a muddy farm track and then up a small rise and across gently sloped, heather-covered, featureless ground to the summit.
Grand views of Slievenamon and the stretch of the Comeragh Plateau on a good day, a test of navigation on a bad one. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/411/comment/5170/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Laghtnafrankee in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slievenamon from the summit of Lachtnafrankee
jackill on Laghtnafrankee, 2005
by jackill  26 Sep 2005
I set out for the Comeraghs yesterday with the intention of starting my walk at the Gap carpark outside Bally macarbry. Unfortunately for the first time ever I encountered an access problem.
At Hanoras cottage the road was blocked by cars that had been abandoned in the mad rush not to miss Mass. I didn't think the priest would announce from the alter "would the owner of car....." so i decided to take a short detour and climb (or walk across the bog really) Lachtnafrankee as the only time I had been there before I couldn't see 10 feet in front of me. I parked the car on the roadside at S251 187 and crossed the tarred road and followed the track on the map to its end.From there its an easy walk across the bog to the summit. What Lachtnafrankee lacks in stature it makes up for in views.The Knockanaffrin Ridge , the Comeragh Plateau, the Knockmealdowns , The Galtys ,The Ballyhouras , Slievenamon and ,away in the distance, the Blackstairs are all visible from its summit. 50 mins and 3.5 kms Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/411/comment/1689/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Laghtnafrankee in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking SE to the Knockanaffrin Ridge from Laghtnafrankee.
 
A Comeragh Overview
by Harry Goodman  27 Jul 2011
Having arrived down for a week-end walking in the Comeraghs we decided, on the evening of 27 May 2011 to have a short walk up Laghtnafrankee following jackill's route as posted in the short summary parking at S2503218643 B. This was a first visit to these mountains and the main advantage of the walk, in addition to stretching our legs after the drive down from Belfast, was to have an invaluable overview of much of the area we expected to cover over the next three days. From the top R2351918151 C we had a fine perspective of the Knockanaffrin Ridge, part of the Coumfea plateau and Seefin. Our short ramble was 3.6km and we were up and down in forty five minutes. Clearly for anyone with more time to spare the relatively nearby tops of Laghtnafrankee SW Top and Long Hill could be included in a longer walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/411/comment/6438/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Laghtnafrankee in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
simon3 on Laghtnafrankee, 2004
by simon3  3 May 2004
This view from the summit looking SE shows from the left and on the skyline, the Knockanaffrin ridge, in front of the bulk of the Comeragh plateau, which continues on the skyline to the right.

Much of the surface of the mountain was (as of 2004) covered in fairly low heather. The summit is easily reached from the East and probably many other directions. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/411/comment/953/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Laghtnafrankee in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view SE from the summit, towards Knockanaffrin
 
csd on Laghtnafrankee, 2008
by csd  22 Jun 2008
I parked close by the spot suggested by jackill and marched up to the summit. The views are as excellent as promised, as evidenced by my picure showing the view over to the Knocksheegowna - Knockanaffrin ridge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/411/comment/3187/
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