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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
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 564th 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   (Show all for Benbrack)
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)
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Jaak on Benbrack, 2007
by Jaak  10 Apr 2007
Nice pleasant climb, although the weather was very poor on the day we bagged it. Started at H 12386 20061 H, which is a gate to farmland adjacent to a forest entrance - plenty of parking space here. Enter the farmland and keep to the left hand side of the fields, close to the forest. At the end of the forest the landscape changes to open bogland, with the cliffs of Benbrack clearly visible ahead. The easiest route over the cliffs is to head for an obvious gap about half ways across them - Mag bearing 316 from the end of the forest, although more energetic climbers may opt for the shorter more direct route up the cliffs, which are not dangerously steep, but are a bit of a slog. If you opt to go via the gap in the cliffs, it is a short and relatively easy climb to reach the rim of the mountain, from where it is a short walk to the summit. Although other contributers have described the summit of Benbrack as unmarked, we came across two distinct cairns. The main one, a large stone assembly, close to a circular stone arrangement, is located at H 102 218 I, while another smaller cairn exists about 200 metres from this. The smaller one seems to be on higher ground than the large one, although it was quite difficult to judge as visibility was poor at the time and it was not possible to view both at the same time. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/450/comment/2663/
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(See Benbeg for first part of walk – climbed Marc .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Benbrack)
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