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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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Benbrack Mountain An Bhinn Bhreac A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bhinn Bhreac [logainm.ie], 'the speckled peak') Cavan County, in Arderin List, Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal Bedrock

Height: 502m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26&27A Grid Reference: H10117 21600 This summit has been logged as climbed by 50 members. Recently by: Cobhclimber, Wilderness, mgtrose, Ulsterpooka, eamonoc, Peter Walker, IndyMan, ckilm, CaptainVertigo, simoburn, Garmin, chalky, turfymccloud, concorde, Geo
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.845966, Latitude: 54.143373 , Easting: 210117, Northing: 321600 Prominence: 147m,   Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 610064 821606,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnb502, 10 char: Benbrac502
Bedrock type: Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal, (Lackagh Sandstone Formation)

A large group of rocks on the east side of Bellavally Gap are known as the Black Rocks or Maguire's Chair. This was the site of an assembly on 'Donagh Sunday', the last Sunday in July (MacNeill, 175-77). According to Dalton, the name has led to an erroneous belief that this was the inauguration site of the Maguires, and this is confirmed by MacNeill.   Benbrack is the 562nd highest summit in Ireland. Benbrack is the third highest point in county Cavan.

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Straightforward, and you get a bonus top on the w .. by group   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
Keep out ?
by marymac  28 Apr 2013
Thanks to Absalon for the guide to Benbrack. The only damper on an otherwise lovely walk was that when we got back to the 5 cars carefully parked on the side of the road, each one had a handwritten KEEP OUT notice on the windscreen. I don't like thinking we upset a local in any way but am at a loss as to what we did wrong. The few cars that passed us on the return all had a cheery wave and one farmer I met while doing the recce last week said we were more than welcome on his lands at Benbrack. I hope this doesn't prevent future access to what turned out to be a great day out. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/450/comment/14977/
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A relatively pleasant walk on the unloved but not .. by Absalon   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
I approached Benbrack from the southwest, on the .. by csd   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
Nice pleasant climb, although the weather was ver .. by Jaak   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
(See Benbeg for first part of walk – climbed Marc .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
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