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Lackagh Mountain Hill Binn Scardáin A name in Irish
also Ben Scardaun an extra name in English
(prob. Ir. Binn Scardáin [PDT], 'peak of the spout') Leitrim County, in Carn List, Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal Bedrock

Height: 449m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: G93100 32100 This summit has been logged as climbed by 16 members. Recently by: Wilderness, frankmc04, MichaelE, jimbloomer, Garmin, chalky, Fergalh, turfymccloud, leader1, johnnyphil, shaunkelly, paddyhillsbagger, sandman, gerrym, Bernieor
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Longitude: -8.106594, Latitude: 54.237753 , Easting: 193100, Northing: 332100 Prominence: 344m,   Isolation: 3.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 593051 832104,   GPS IDs, 6 char: LckgMn, 10 char: LckghMntn
Bedrock type: Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal, (Lackagh Sandstone Formation)

Also called Ben Scardaun. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 182-83) for details of the festive assembly on the mountain. The name Boleybrack marked south of the summit belongs to a townland.   Lackagh Mountain is the 733rd highest summit in Ireland. Lackagh Mountain is the most southerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Splendid Isolation .. by gerrym   (Show all for Lackagh Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lackagh Mountain in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Approaching Lackagh
 
madfrankie on Lackagh Mountain, 2010
by madfrankie  15 Mar 2010
Viewed from Ballaghabehy, Lackagh's long squat profile seemed far away to the southwest. And at times it was tedious, as we trudged for 3km across brown heather and hags, though enlivened by a few small lakes, before we gently ascended the broad summit ridge. The trig-pillared summit sits at the southern end of the ridge, above Lough Strand. Old telecommunication equipment lies rusting on the ground, but otherwise you get the feeling that nobody has been here for a long time.
Again, superlative views: Cuilcagh, Slievenakilla, Lough Allen and Knocknarea, to name but a few.
We were told that there were the remains of old mines somewhere up here, but we didn't see anything answering that description. Nor did we see any traces of beehive cells, apparently the remains of the monastery of Kilnaile founded in 563 by St. Natalis.
From the summit we descended south-east till we met the corner of a block of forestry, and followed it's edge east until we arrived back to the Leitrim Way, right beside the gate and our parked car. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/625/comment/4509/
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