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Slieve Bloom Area
Maximum height for area: 527 metres,   Summits in area: 12,   Maximum prominence for area: 420 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 54 For all tops   Highest summit: Arderin, 527m
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Baunreaghcong Mountain Laois County, in Arderin List

Height: 509m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: N32619 03693 This summit has been logged as climbed by 67 members. Recently by: colmocnoc, simoburn, gmpr40, muschi, Moneenman, garrettd, Fergalh, turfymccloud, millsd1, eamonoc, liz50, Geo, Onzy, toda, fingalscave
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Longitude: -7.512973, Latitude: 53.083803 , Easting: 232619, Northing: 203693 Prominence: 74m,   Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 632628 703799,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnrghc, 10 char: Bnrghcng

There is a townland named Baunreagh in the parish of Offerlane. The name of this peak appears to be the same, with cúng, 'narrow' added.   Baunreaghcong is the third highest mountain in the Slieve Bloom area and the 440th highest in Ireland. Baunreaghcong is the second most easterly summit in the Slieve Bloom area. Baunreaghcong is the second highest point in county Laois.

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milo on Baunreaghcong, 2005
by milo  7 May 2005
Attained from the Glenbarrow car park (G.R.369 082 A) via the Ridge of Cappard this top seems to attain more significance. The first km or so follows the infant Barrow over slab rock and a qiye impressive falls. The waymarked arrows were left where they recrossed to the north bank and a track was followed to the ridge top at 350 metres just above the telecomms tower. Thence the ridge of Capard extends SW for about 2km The photo shows a curious cairn near the top of Carnahinch 483m. from where a forest edge can be followed to point 509. We made an abortive attempt to cross the Barrow headt oward Knockastumpa (too much dense spruce) and returned to the start on a forest track from about g.r.320 050 B About a 4-hour walk with minimal risk of vertigo, but fine views over the midlands in all directions. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/438/comment/1687/
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Picture: Looking back to Carnahinch on the Ridge of Capard from the summit of Baunreaghcong
Harry Goodman on Baunreaghcong, 2009
by Harry Goodman  25 Sep 2009
I walked out to Baunreaghcong on 13 07 08 from a car park at MR N 36400 06450 C along the Ridge of Cappard past the "Stoney Man" a large cairn marking the high point on the ridge of the Slieve Bloom Way, then over Carnahinch and out to Baunreaghcong. While on top of Baunreaghcong I considered comments on this top made by other contributors. In my view the MV map reference is correct. While there is another "tuft" some 200 metres SW with a small square shaped pool beside it I do not feel it is any higer than the MR for the spot height on the OSI map. I choose to return by the outward route rather than seek a path back through the forest as I found the walk along the ridge gave constant and changing views of the Wicklow Mountains, the Blackstairs, the Silvermines and beyond. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/438/comment/3234/
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simon3 on Baunreaghcong, 2002
by simon3  16 Nov 2002
Start from the carpark at N 306 023 D which is near the fine stone Monicknew Bridge. Walk up a forest track to the north east of this, which takes you along the south east side of the Delour River. On the day that I did this, it was a frothing brown torrent. Follow the mountain track until you reach a gap in the forest (at around N 322 030 E) with open moorland to your left. The summit was flat, like the other 500m summits in the Slieve Blooms so I include a picture of the thick peat with miniature waterfall that was evident at the point where you start onto the moorland to reach the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/438/comment/222/
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madfrankie on Baunreaghcong, 2003
by madfrankie  6 May 2003
Baunreaghcong is one of those hills where you have to tramp around for 20 minutes before you satisfy yourself that you've set foot on the highest point. I reckon that a turfy knoll with a single squarish pool beside it is the spot. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/438/comment/478/
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murphysw on Baunreaghcong, 2007
by murphysw  3 May 2007
Climbed this today (3/5/07), in very pleasant sunny conditions. Parked at 'The Cut' carpark at N297045 F. From here it was a very easy, pleasant, if somewhat monotonous tramp to the summit of Barna at N311040 G, a 500m+ peak that isn't included on this list. Its summit is marked by a small mound with a stick stuck in it! From here its another easy walk across the slighly soggy col to the unadorned summit of Baunreaghcong, and I'm agreeing with madfrankie that the nondescript mound is the summit. There are nice views over the Ridge of Capard, though on the way back you have the aerials of Wolftrap Hill in view. Really easy going, though your feet can occasionally disappear in holes. I guess it could be a bit of a slog in the depths of Winter. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/438/comment/2681/
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darrenf on Baunreaghcong, 2009
by darrenf  15 Jun 2009
Following on from the posts on Wolftrap Mountain we continued onwards from the cut carpark taking in Barna before contuining on to Baunreaghcong. As mentioned on the Wolftrap post the going from Wolftrap to the cut carpark is tough with thigh high heathers to slog through. Once we reached the cut carpark an established track did emerge up toward Barna and across to Baunreaghcong. Pleasent enough walk and fairly easy going but watch out for those gullies and potholes! Continued on toward ridge of capard - see relevant summit for further information Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/438/comment/3850/
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