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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
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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 562nd 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: Summit cairn with Derrynananta Lough on left and Cuilcagh in the distance
 
Straightforward, and you get a bonus top on the way.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  30 Mar 2012
Approaching from the east along the R200, parking for several cars may be found on the right hand side in the Bellavally Gap at point H116 245 A. 100m further along is a short track heading south past a concrete farm enclosure. Leave the track after 100m where it swings east, and continue south crossing open moorland. Continue directly south for 500m when the ground begins to rise steeply, but is still walkable, and changes from heather/reeds to mostly grass, firm underfoot. A further 500m will take you directly to the summit of Benbrack NE Top (496m), which is marked by a cairn at point H113 236 B. From here, head SW for 1.2km until you reach the smallish Derrynananta Lough. The terrain is a mixture of heather and grass and may be traversed relatively easily, although you may encounter a few peat hags. Passing the lough on your right turn directly south where the ground begins to rise gently. Continue south for 800m to the broad summit area. A small cairn of sorts marks what is most likely the highest point at H102216 C. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/450/comment/5209/
 
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)
 
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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