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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 51 members. Recently by: Lauranna, Cobhclimber, Wilderness, mgtrose, Ulsterpooka, eamonoc, Peter Walker, IndyMan, ckilm, CaptainVertigo, simoburn, Garmin, chalky, turfymccloud, concorde
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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 564th highest summit in Ireland. Benbrack is the third highest point in county Cavan.

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On Rough Ground
by CaptainVertigo  27 Dec 2014
Onzy sets out the standard route to Benbrack in his Track 2177, and it couldn't really be more straightforward. I think it is worth pointing out that the shallow "col" between it and its North East Top is populated by various outcrops making the traverse a bit arduous. The impression from a distance is of a large flat area. The traverse often involves climbing in and out of little gullies that run between islands of peat, moss and other materials. I don't think it will make a whole lot of difference what precise route you follow: at some point you must cross the "badlands". If time were not an issue, I suspect that it might prove rewarding to stay close to the steep ground to the east. Instead of the dreary vista-less badlands, one would walk the high ground, and look over the lands below. The contours suggest that this mountain is similar to Cuilcagh, Anierin and many of the others in the area, in which cases one can experience long "cliff" walks. "Similar" only in so far as there are stretches of "cliff" but these vantage points are limited compared to the more pronounced sisters nearby. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/450/comment/17772/
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