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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbrack in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: Benbrack seen from Bencroy to the SW
gerrym on Benbrack, 2006
by gerrym  3 Jun 2006
I reached Benbrack following the directions posted by Absalon (surely highlighting what this site is all about - giving walkers the heads up about an area they have possibly never visited before and allowing a better degree of planning). I followed the lane steeply uphill on broken tarmac and then over varied (usually wet) terrain towards the top of altnadarragh (496 m), annoyingly followed for a good part by a posse of bleating sheep and lambs.
Drop down SW and then climb to the summit of Benbrack over some pretty poor ground. There is a small cairn perched atop a large boulder above the steep E flank. The good weather i enjoyed earlier in the day on Benbeg and Cuilcaigh had gave way to a biting wind and lowering cloud base as i managed to find a semi dry spot to camp for the night. Next morning i headed W over the featureless summmit area and dropped down to the edge of extensive forest at 090213 A. There is a waymarked trail crossing the open moorland here which can be followed towrads Bencroy. Views here of the cliffs on the W flank. On the return from exploring Bencroy et al I went around the S side of Benbrack dropping down to through the forest to the road (again as described by Absalon) - this would also make an excellent entry point onto the hill. Met an old farmer in an even older tractor who started a conversation about fishing, mistaking my walking poles for a fishing rod. Great craic! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/450/comment/2367/
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